Conditioning is Like Budgeting

Recently, I accepted an assistant coaching job for the Howland High School girls varsity soccer team. I am really excited to work in a team atmosphere again, especially a soccer team. The dynamic nature of soccer is super interesting to me and the conditioning needed to play the game is such a huge determinant of … Continue reading Conditioning is Like Budgeting

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!

Are you ‘watching what you eat’, or simply, not eating?

In conversation with many people, I hear the phrases, "I watch what I eat," or "I know how to eat 'clean'." I always listen with skepticism, but I resist my righting reflex and probe further to find out exactly what people "know." The reason I listen with skepticism is not because I think people are not smart enough or completely unaware of what … Continue reading Are you ‘watching what you eat’, or simply, not eating?

Good Nutrition

Good Nutrition controls energy balance, whether the goal is to have positive or negative energy balance, you must be aware of how much you are eating.Good nutrition provides nutrient density regardless of body weight goals. Gaining weight is not an excuse to make poor nutrient choices, and losing weight is not an excuse to eat … Continue reading Good Nutrition