Considerations When Training Young, Female Athletes

Research has shown a gender gap in physical activity across the lifespan but particularly between the ages of 8-13y, with males accumulating a higher percentage of moderate and vigorous physical activity (1). Additionally, for both males and females we observe a longitudinal decline in physical activity, but the age at which physical activity begins to … Continued

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Your Pre-workout Checklist (Listen to your body)

Here is your checklist for ensuring a productive workout: Sleep: Did you achieve 8 hours? Do you feel rested? Motivation: Do you want to complete the day’s workout? Energy: Do you think you can complete the day’s workout? Fueling: Have you eaten within 2 hours of your workout? Unfortunately, your performance in the gym is … Continued

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5 Principles for Effective Weight Loss

Start using these 5 techniques to guarantee weight loss results: Food Log to accurately track Calories. Lose 1-2lbs per week to ensure sustainable fat loss. Weight train at least twice a week to avoid losing muscle. Only try to lose weight while you are motivated. Start with a goal of losing 5-10% of your body … Continued

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Optimize Your Warm Ups

In this article, you will learn how to organize your warm up period into 3 categories:   Energize – Engage in a full body, low intensity cardiovascular exercise to increase heat and blood flow to the muscles. Mobilize – Prepare the joints that will be involved in the day’s exercises through dynamic stretching or self-myofascial … Continued

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