CES Sports Performance

Injury Prevention for Ice Hockey: Keeping your team on the ice and in the game.

Michael Yaremko |
Avoiding non-contact injuries with corrective exercise can help keep your hockey team on the ice and in the game.
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Sports Performance

The Value of VO2 – Health Measure or Performance Marker?

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana |
The Nordic combined, a combination of cross-country skiing and jumping was one of the original five sports at the first-ever Winter Olympics held in France in 1924. To this day, endurance sports like the biathlon, cross country skiing and the Nordic ...
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CES Sports Performance

Injury Prevention Strategies for Figure Skating

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES |
Figure skaters are grace and skill on ice. These athletes’ determination, athleticism, and work ethic cannot be overstated, as the sport of competitive figure skating is both physically and mentally demanding. It is through undeniable grit, dedication, ...
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Sports Performance

Hockey Training: A Sports Performance Perspective

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES |
Hockey is arguably the quintessential competitive sport of the cold weather season. Here we'll discuss the unique demands of ice hockey and how sports performance professionals can safely and effectively implement conditioning programs to maximize an ...
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Sports Performance

SAQ workout to help clients fast-forward to the next level!

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
If you are a strength and conditioning coach, every client can benefit from improved agility and quickness, whether they are a grandmother chasing after her young grandchildren, an obstacle-course enthusiast, or an aspiring triathlete. “SAQ develops ...
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Sports Performance Workout Plans

Winterize Clients for Cold-Weather Sports

Tony Ambler-Wright |
January and February are good times to check in with clients and find out if they identify more with Mr. Heat Miser or Mr. Snow Miser. Those who “never want to know a day that’s over 40 degrees” may be spending their spare time conquering moguls, slicing ...
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CPT Fitness Sports Performance

Give your athletes the competitive edge with the NASM-PES

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
The NASM Performance Enhancement Specialization (NASM-PES) was developed to teach fitness professionals how to elevate an athlete’s training to achieve noticeable results while also decreasing the chance for injury. When working with athletes, the most ...
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CPT Research Study Sports Performance stretching Joint Health

Research in Review: SMR or Static Stretching for the ROM Win with Overhead Athletes?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull |
Does using self-myofascial release (SMR), static stretching, or a combination of both, improve range of motion (ROM) for overhead athletes? See what the results were for these softball players.
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Fitness Sports Performance

6 Training Moves for Athletes

Chris Ecklund, MA, NASM-PES, CSCS, USAW, TPI |
A high school athlete walks through our doors and we can see their strength, stability and biomechanical control deficits from their gait pattern.
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Fitness Sports Performance Nutrition

The Second Scoop on Protein: When, What and How Much?

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana |
Drinking a protein shake after resistance-training is a popular nutritional strategy adopted by many fitness enthusiasts and athletes to boost muscle protein synthesis (MPS).
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