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Common Misconceptions about Children's Health, Activity and Fitness

Common Misconceptions about Children's Health, Activity and Fitness

Studies over a number of decades and from across the world have shown that children hold misconceptions and misunderstandings about health, activity and fitness. read more
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Coach = Role Model

Coach = Role Model

The coach, by the very nature of the position, is a role model for athletes and a representative of an entire profession and sport. The coach’s dress, behavior, and relationship with others should be professional. Because of the position of authority and responsibility, the coach’s personal life should also be held to high standards. read more
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Developing a Player’s Mind-Set for Baserunning

Developing a Player’s Mind-Set for Baserunning

Coaches must get athletes excited about learning to dominate the basepaths individually and as a team. read more
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Tips on creating a healthy eating plan

Tips on creating a healthy eating plan

Although the specifics for each sport and athlete may differ, all athletes will benefit from keeping these three strategies in mind when creating their own plan. read more
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Program Design and Sample Training Approaches

Program Design and Sample Training Approaches

The principle of specificity requires training to mirror the demands of the occupational specialty. To best prepare for the physiological demands of load carriage, military personnel should train using complex, multijoint movements, with an emphasis on upper body and lower body strength and power development, in addition to posterior chain development. read more
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Kettlebell and Medicine Ball Exercises

Kettlebell and Medicine Ball Exercises

In a shoulder-width stance with a kettlebell between your feet, squat to grasp the kettlebell with your left hand while keeping your torso at a 45-degree angle with the floor. Explode up by extending at the hips, knees, and ankles. Drive your heels into the floor as you pull the kettlebell up, keeping it close to your body. read more
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Metabolic Strength Training Combination Exercises

Metabolic Strength Training Combination Exercises

Following you will find a variety of metabolic strength training combinations. Some combinations involve more movements to complete 1 repetition than others. The more movements within a given combination, the tougher it is. read more
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What I Learned from the All Blacks Coaches

What I Learned from the All Blacks Coaches

In early December I was blessed with the good fortune of learning firsthand from the head coaches of the last two world cup championship teams, Sir Graham Henry (2011) and Steve Hansen (2015). read more
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Lower Body Stretches for Pregnancy

Lower Body Stretches for Pregnancy

Begin on your hands and knees (a). Slide your right knee up so that it is on the floor under your right shoulder and twist your lower leg so that your right foot is on the floor under your left hip. read more
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Quarterback Challenges in Canadian Football

Quarterback Challenges in Canadian Football

Playing quarterback in Canadian football definitely has its challenges. With only 3 downs to make 10 yards, the quarterback really has to be a playmaker. read more
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