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When to start your child in an athletic development program? What does the science say?

  When to start your child in an athletic development program? What does the science say? Parents often asked to train children as young as 4, 5, 6 and 7 (which should be refused) Other parents try to convince trainers why their 7 year old…

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Detraining: Is Winter Bad for your Athlete?

Detraining: Is Winter Bad for your Athlete? In general, the answer is yes. The physical gains in spring, summer, and fall activities can be lost by a great reduction in physical activity during the winter. What happens when you stop training?… When you stop strength…

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I Will not Yell or Go Negative– Ever!

I Will not Yell or Go Negative– Ever! I had a parent a few months ago say she wished I would yell at her kid “and get him moving.”   I was caught off guard and didn’t know how to respond — but I have been…

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Getting Super Strong – My Personal Journey

I often get asked “How do I get Super Strong?” Sometimes the question comes from a 14-year-old, sometime a 25-year-old and sometimes from some of my 50+ personal training clients. I decided to write todays blog about my journey from a skinny 12-year-old to elite…

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Questions a Parent Should Ask Before Choosing a Sports Performance Trainer

With the early specialization and the increasing competitive nature of sports today, parents are turning to alternatives such as speed and agility, strength and conditioning classes, or sports performance centers to help their young athletes gain an edge.The problem that many don’t understand is that…

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Is it time for a Summer Fitness Day Camp?

Summer break for today’s students has changed over the last generation. At one time, riding one’s bike, playing in the creek, pickup baseball and basketball, playing with friends and other outdoor activities were common over summer break. As spring school activities such as baseball, track,…

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Why is your Athletic Workout No Longer Working?

Why is your Athletic Workout No Longer Working? So you attend every practice. You do the same drills and lifting that seemed to work last year. You even incorporate the same exercises the coach uses in practice when you work out on our own, but…

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Plan your New Year’s Resolution NOW

If you want to have an amazing new year, you must lay the groundwork for success NOW. There are 3 key questions you need to ask yourself now if you want to succeed in 2016. 1. Ask why According to Tony Robbins, there are 7…

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What is TRX, Exactly?

M-Power started using TRX in our personal training sessions this week at the Vandalia Recreation Center. A number of our clients had heard of TRX but had not trained on them and several others were not familiar with the equipment. I decided to share some…

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Is the Deadlift Dangerous?

Today’s blog is the result of a comment from a Chiropractor on one of our recent posts warning that deadlifts are responsible for more back injuries than any other exercise. I am not surprised by this information so why do I incorporate deadlifts into my…

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