Help the kids you coach immediately improve their athletic performance - this week's blog on sports perception will help you get the conversation started!…Continue
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Assessing an athlete’s back squat, a measure of strength, should be 137 percent of the power clean
Assessing the relationship between the power snatch and the power clean is 78 percent
If the back squat far exceeds results in the power snatch or power clean, this suggests a strength imbalance in the hamstrings
Rhodiola Rosea is the best adaptogen for shift workers and med students renormalizing levels…Continue
Added by Jeff Green MS,CSCS,USAW,USATF on May 22, 2012 at 7:50am — No Comments
95 percent of serotonin is made in the intestinal wall, so a person suffering from depression could have leaky gut syndrome
When a male has female fat distribution patterns (fat on the hips and thighs), his risk of getting just about any form of cancer goes up.
To maximize the flexibility gains, 4-6 hours after strength training, a combination of stretching in this order-PNF, ballistic, then…Continue
Added by Jeff Green MS,CSCS,USAW,USATF on May 22, 2012 at 7:49am — No Comments
What you eat for breakfast sets up your entire neurotransmitter production for the day
Avoid all refined salt because it contains none of the 84 mineral elements that are contained in good quality sea salt like Celtic Sea Salt
Whole-grain flour is wheat that has been ground into flour meaning it’s no longer whole.
Muscle also releases IGF-1 during training when you do eccentric-enhanced lifts or…Continue
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Magnesium is necessary for the production and performance of insulin and so every rise in insulin depletes the body’s magnesium
40% of dietary carbs are converted to fat in a normal person-this percentage is expected to be higher for someone who's insulin resistant
Taurine, arginine, magnesium & R-alpha lipoic acid dispose of glucose to muscle cells instead of fat cells (high carb post workout…Continue
Added by Jeff Green MS,CSCS,USAW,USATF on May 15, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
After a cardio training session more growth hormone circulates round your body if you take 5 mg melatonin before starting the training.
Nutritionists at the University of Glasgow studied the effect of hyperhydration using a cocktail of creatine and glycerol
Scans showed that the mineral density in the bones of the women who drank tea was 3-5% higher than the density in the non-tea drinkers
Added by Jeff Green MS,CSCS,USAW,USATF on May 15, 2012 at 6:59pm — No Comments
B12 deficiency can lead to mental fogginess, memory troubles, muscle weakness and -- one of the hallmark signs -- fatigue
B12 deficiency may prompt changes in your mood, such as lack of motivation or feelings of apathy
The more injured someone is, the better they listen
Astaxanthin is 65 times more powerful than vitamin C, 54 times more powerful than beta-carotene, and 14 times more powerful than…Continue
Added by Jeff Green MS,CSCS,USAW,USATF on May 15, 2012 at 6:58pm — No Comments
Uric acid is a byproduct of fructose metabolism, and increased uric acid levels drive up your blood pressure.
Free radicals damage the cells that tell you that you're full. Get rid of them by eating colorful, antioxidant-rich vegetables.
If you eat 120 calories of fructose, 40 calories are stored as fat. But if you eat the same amount of glucose, only 6 calories gets stored
30 ML (2 tablespoon) coconut…Continue
Added by Jeff Green MS,CSCS,USAW,USATF on May 15, 2012 at 6:57pm — No Comments
Losing muscle has more to do with inadequate diet than with excessive aerobics
Men w/ low testosterone levels above 40 have a higher risk of death in a four-year period than those w/ normal levels, a new study suggests
At bedtime, you want 20-25 grams of pure casein derived protein. Perfect fuel for your body to work with as you sleep (6-12 hours)
For stronger biceps, train your legs-The best way to…Continue
Added by Jeff Green MS,CSCS,USAW,USATF on May 15, 2012 at 6:54pm — No Comments
Protein represents a mere 11% of the calories that Americans consume Does not take a genius that the other 89% come from fat/carbs
Dr Enig demonstrated that cancer rates were directly assoc. w/ total fat intake/vegetable fat intake but NOT w/ consumption of animal fat
Baskin Robbin’s Heath Bar Shake-Ranked it the unhealthiest drink in all of America-2,310 calories, 266 grams of sugar and 108 grams of…Continue
Added by Jeff Green MS,CSCS,USAW,USATF on May 13, 2012 at 7:44pm — No Comments
This week we released our latest two Sport Performance Assessment (SPA) apps, one for FOOTBALL and the second for BASKETBALL. You can check them out here:
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If you are an athlete -- or a coach/parent involved with kids who play sports -- be sure to check out The Sport Performance Assessment (SPA) available for the iphone, ipad, and ipod! The SPA is the world's first professionally designed mental toughness assessment, and is designed to help athletes quickly and easily improve their mental toughness,…
Get your team ready for summer by starting with goal setting. Research studies have consistently shown that athletes who set specific, measurable, controllable goals almost always outperform athletes who set "do your best" type goals (or no goals at all).
Added by Dr. Chris Stankovich on May 13, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Most teams have a player or two with exceptional natural athletic talent, while also having players with far less talent but are incredibly motivated to succeed. Of these two prototypes, which would you rather coach? You can read my thoughts on this topic at:…Continue
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Psychological techniques can be used to dramatically improve athletic performance, and one very important skill coaches can use to help kids play their best is a technique called shaping. Check out my latest blog on how shaping can be used to help with athletic skill acquisition and…Continue
Added by Dr. Chris Stankovich on April 19, 2011 at 8:17pm — No Comments
Many coaches try to "toughen up" the athletes they coach, thinking that tougher athletes = better athletes.
There are two fundamental questions coaches need to think about when it comes to this:
1. Do athletes need to have "tough" personalities to succeed in sports?
Added by Dr. Chris Stankovich on April 18, 2011 at 1:05pm — No Comments
Yesterday I had the chance to do an interview with a 27 year veteran of the NFL. Wasn't a tight end, safety, or a kicker! He is a pioneer in the industry with four trips to the Super Bowl. Interested yet? If not, then I don't have anything else to say. Here is the link. Share it or keep it to yourself that is up to you. This interview isn't one you are going to hear every day.…
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Autumn is here and then Winter. And with this change of season brings cooler and colder temperatures, inclement weather, and darkness. If you’re like most people, you probably workout in the early morning or late afternoon. This is tough enough now throw on cold, dark and damp weather and these conditions can challenge even the most highly motivated athlete.…Continue
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