Strength training for kids? Most definitely!

PSA: Stop confusing strength training with weightlifting, body building or powerlifting. They are not the same. For kids, controlled movements are key. Coaches should always have a special emphasis on proper technique and safety. Check out one of my last classes with a few athletes who are members of BEAST University. Results don't come overnight for anyone. The goal is to get … Continue reading Strength training for kids? Most definitely!

Youth Fitness Training – Long Term Athletic Development

Often times, we are alerted to the coaches or parents that push children to extreme lengths to excel in sports or a specific sport. As onlookers we see and are amazed and motivated by the promise of seemingly immediate success and gratification, popularity, and in some instances fame and fortune. Many youth coaches and parents … Continue reading Youth Fitness Training – Long Term Athletic Development

The Importance of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) to Health, Wellness, and Performance – Part 2

If you did not read the first post in this series, you should probably go back and read my introduction to HRV, here, because it will help. If you don't, I think this post will paint the picture too. Basically, in this post, I wanted to go into more detail about how HRV relates to … Continue reading The Importance of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) to Health, Wellness, and Performance – Part 2