Are you Squatting Correctly? Check Yourself!

The squat is a fundamental human movement and a crucial element in any good strength program. When done properly, the squat will build leg muscle, improve athletic performance, and help prevent knee injuries. At SPARC, we teach the squat pattern by performing the wall squat. This seemingly simple test requires perfect form to complete. But … Continued

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Importance of Recovery for Youth Athletes

The demand placed on today’s youth is greater than ever before.  With school, sports, other extracurricular activities, friends, and family, their days are filled from sunrise to sunset. In addition, youth athletes often compete in different sports and/or for a variety of teams, leaving little time for recovery between practices and sport seasons. Additional hurdles … Continued

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One Exercise for Bulletproof Shoulders

One of the biggest causes of poor posture and shoulder injury is a lack of upper back and scapular (aka shoulder blade) strength. These muscles stabilize the shoulder joint during movement and help keep the shoulders and torso in an upright position. The Dumbbell YTWL is one of SPARC’s staple exercises for shoulder injury prevention … Continued

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Tips for Effective Weight Loss

Start using these 4 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. Start with a goal of losing 5-10% of your body weight. While fad diets come and go, the principles … Continued

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