A huge issue in you sports today is too much of a focus on skill acquisition. Kids are being asked to focus on one sport and train specifically for that sport. This leads to an increase in injury because of over use and most don’t see the progression that they’re hoping for.
As a company that specializes in building stronger and more explosive athletes, we know important a good strength and conditioning program can be for a young athlete. Athletes must posses strength and athleticism first, before focusing on sport specific skill training. We’ve seen it first hand. DSP athletes dominate!
Check out this popular article that I found on the STACK Sports site. It has some really good points that parents should consider when seeking athletic development options for their kids.
‘They’ll have to change the textbooks.’ – Kevin Lee, PhD, chairman of the UVA Department of Neuroscience
Immune Diseases DO NOT Start in the GUT as you have been told!! Now there is Proof. immune Diseases DO NOT Start in the GUT as you have been told!! Now there is Proof. Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. This is very exciting news and my “must read” for you all this week!
Just last Friday we incorporated treadmill hill sprints into a workout for one of our morning groups. They now how I swear by hill sprints. Hill sprints are the single best exercise for increasing lean muscle mass. Because they recruit so many muscles and are done with max effort, they are also perfect for athletes needing to build anaerobic endurance.
RKC 2 instructor Filip Dryla, the owner of the Ultimate Athlete Gym discusses the benefits of hill sprints and some of his favorite workouts for athletes. If you’re looking for some quick fat loss, incorporate hill sprints into your workouts ASAP. Guaranteed results!
All athletes need to train for Elastic Strength! It doesn’t matter the sport, the athlete that can absorb force and reproduce force quicker than others will dominate. At DSP a lot of our focus is on building elastic strength. It’s the best way to improve speed, acceleration and power. Today I have footage of some of our athletes doing some elastic strength work. Check it out…these kids are EXPLOSIVE!
There is so much information on nutrition out there. One minute fat is our enemy; the next minute fat is back in, but carbs are out. With the constant inundation of nutrition facts being thrown in our faces daily, it’s no wonder most people have no clue what to eat or how much of it to eat.
“6 Reasons Why a Calorie is Not a Calorie,” walks you through the importance of being mindful of the calories you are consuming on a daily basis. The article highlights the differences between simple sugars; the importance of protein in our diets; maintaining a low-carb diet; and eating foods with a low glycemic index.