Q: I've fractured my left wrist and am out of two-hand commission for the next five weeks. I'd like to have a program that will allow me to maintain some kind of strength and conditioning. – Larry
Q: I herniated L5 S1 disc in my back last summer and re-injured it again this spring. I have tightness in the left hamstring and calf. I am an avid cyclist. I just finished my first week of your "Decreasing Pain and Tightness" training program. Will these exercises help my injury or should they be modified based on my problem? – Justin, Fort Polk, LA
Q: The Energy Systems Development (ESD) durations seem really short to me. Is 14 minutes really enough time to gain benefits, or should I extend the time to what I'm comfortable with? The workout-time-options limit you to 90 minutes, but I often have more time and was just wondering if I should increase my ESD time when I do. – Jolette, Bar Harbor, ME
The goals of any in-season program are nearly identical: Maintain strength and power (upperclassmen) or improve strength and power developed in off-season programs (freshman and redshirts).
The Performance Life
Michael Phelps never seemed more human and superhuman at the same time this weekend. After capturing his 8th straight gold medal, Phelps was at a loss for words in post-race interviews, just as any of us would be after capping off one of the greatest sports performances ever. He thanked his teammates and said how proud he was to be a part of it all.
Whether you’re wearing flags or full body armor, you can raise your game up a notch by training specifically for football. Never mind the usual advice for merely looking bigger, stronger, and faster. If you want to play better on the field, you need to train for it. So we fired off some questions to Ken Croner, of Athletes’ Performance, and he hit us back with these questions for you. Croner works with NFL veterans, helping them prepare for grueling seasons. His advice will get you ready for yours.
The epic performance of Michael Phelps at the Olympic Games has led many to wonder if he'll inspire legions of children to take up the sport of swimming.
That would be a wonderful thing. Swimming is a terrific workout and a sport that creates discipline in kids since it usually requires early-morning practice sessions. But Phelps might have a greater impact by inspiring adults to get into the pool.
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Here's some sweet news: A natural, no-calorie sweetener called stevia, which is currently found in dietary supplement form, may soon be used in products. Coming off a report that splenda can decrease gut bacteria and change the pH of stool, stevia could fast become a popular alternative to chemically derived non-caloric sweeteners.
The most effective stretch is also extremely complex, but that’s no reason to avoid it.
In this video, Nick Winkelman, of Athletes’ Performance, provides step-by-step instruction for simplifying the world’s greatest stretch.
First Nick dissects the move, and then he points out common slip-ups and how to correct them. You’ll have it down in no time.
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Train an often overlooked area with this mini-workout from Core Performance’s founder.
Researchers have found that hunter-gatherers don’t expend more energy than westerners. Here’s how to crank your metabolism into overdrive.
A study found that sustainable engagement is the key to improving employee health.
Here's what you need to know about using obstacle races to build teamwork at work.