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3 Warm Up Errors For The Shoulder

There are 3 warm up drills that I would change that I see young pitchers do…I think the problem is they think of overall movements too much and they don’t really think or know how the joint works. These 3 are really in response to the shoulder… Questions are asked all the time about J-Bands […]

Early Sports Specialization Phenomenon

A study published in the Journal of Sports Sciences looked directly at the youth sports specialization issue. The study found that young athletes who competed in three sports at ages 11, 13, and 15 were significantly more likely to compete at an elite national level in their preferred sport than those who specialized in only […]

ACLs And Why They Tear

  The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) … we all have heard the term and recognize it the most when we see an athlete go down holding the knee. 200,00 athletes tear their ACL every year. That number was recorded some 5+ years ago and it still hasn’t changed to date. And still amongst those numbers […]

Train Like A Pro?

train like a warrior. a navy SEAL. a spartan train like a linebacker. like a fireman. like a professional. train like your life depends on it. the thing i notice most about the individuals who write such things is how rarely any of them are actually professionals – and how few professionals they actually train. […]

Cramping? I Got Your Juice

Muscle cramps can bring even the strongest athlete to his or her knees. There are a number of theories as to what causes cramps but we never really get a lot of answers to why they happen.   But to quickly jump to what seems to be working, here is the answer to your cramp […]

You Won’t Lose Your Coat Of Fat If….

1) You’re Eating Too Many Calories This should be pretty obvious to most people, but there are still those who are claiming that you can eat all you want as long as you avoid carbs. That’s just not true. At the end of the day you need to eat less. It’s really that simple. If […]

Metabolism And Your 5% Genetic Influence

It’s MARCH! SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER…. You no doubt hear a lot about metabolism and know that it is somehow tied to your weight loss or lack of it or even for hard gainers who can’t gain weight, but do you really understand it? Well, here is your NP crash course in metabolism… […]

Prone Barbell Row

What Does It Do: This is an excellent exercise that tags the upper back, specifically the (lower) lats. The exercise lends itself to taking away “body shifts” and forces the lifter to place a premium on technique and really recruits the lats to fire up.   Key Coaching Cues:   Be sure you use a […]

The Tommy John Epedemic

It’s happening. And youth elbows are increasingly wearing down. I believe the cause of the increase in Tommy John surgeries is multi-factoral. Honestly, there are no more ‘normal elbows’ anymore because of the youth sports scene and what it has become. You will either see low level calcification on the UCL, spurring, you see a lot […]

Metabolic Disturbance Done Right

I have been educating in fitness for over 10 years. Over that span, I have noticed an interesting trend in the fitness industry: the more “extreme” or “intense” something is, the more attractive it seems to be. When the “aerobics” movement was created in the late 60’s, it was about moving and having fun. There […]