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Author:
Kurtis Bednarcyk, CFSC

It’s an increasingly common buzz-phrase in the strength and conditioning world – “sport specific.” After several years of effectively preparing athletes for success their chosen sports – improvement in game performance, work capacity, and mental strength along with reduction in injury, we still find athletes, parents, and coaches questioning the process: “is the training sport specific???”

In a word, no. At least not in the way you’re probably thinking. My definition for the phrase would be: corresponding or analogous to the demands of one’s sport or activity; you know –... READ MORE

Author:
Joseph Aratari, CFSC, CPT

Nutrition and a sound workout regime go hand in hand; without one, the benefits of the other are limited. As a strength and conditioning coach for Penfield High School & Next Level Strength & Conditioning my fellow coaches and I are always asked “what should we be eating close to and after workouts?” I wanted to briefly write on pre, during & post workout nutrition and put it as simply as possible for those just striving to increase their performance and make healthy changes in their life’s.

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Pre workout nutrition is highly individualized, which is sometimes... READ MORE

Author:
Nate VanKouwenberg, MA, CFSC, USAW

Nate VanKouwenberg, MA, CFSC, USAW

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Author:
Nate VanKouwenberg, MA, CFSC, USAW

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to prepare for Black Friday. As we all know, this is a day that people from all walks of life make it their mission to find doorbuster deals on whatever random products they can get their hands on. Instead of watching football and sleeping on the couch, many Americans are now spending their Thanksgiving evenings mapping out their plan of attack and taping foil on their knuckles. Ever wonder why they call it Black Friday? Check out this insane video for your answer: https://www.youtube... READ MORE

Author:
Joseph Aratari, CFSC, CPT

1) Read Daily

There aren’t any intelligent & successful people who don’t read. Strive to read 45 minutes-1 hour each day, and break up your reading into three groups. These groups include subjects directly related to your field, business & finance, and last, strive to read about lifestyle, philosophy, psychology, motivation, inspiration etc… Always strive to continue your education through books, articles, journals, blogs to better yourself!

2) Get On Social Media

If you aren’t on twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, etc.. .... READ MORE

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