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Eccentric Emphasis Training: A Method You Should Use…Here is Why and How!

Eccentric Emphasis Training: A Method You Should Use...Here is Why and How (and a sample program)! Whether you are a competitive athlete looking to get the edge on the competition, or you are a general population athlete looking to move better, feel better and achieve a lean and muscular physique,

[An Epic Nutrition Post]…The 4 Ps of Successful Nutrition (And its not all about protein, carbs and fat!)

The 4 Ps of Successful Nutrition (And its not all about protein, carbs and fat!) If you google “healthy nutrition” you will come up with over 200 million results <—That’s A LOT! And I’m guessing if you were to read through 90% of the results, you would read all about

Your Ab Work is Making You Look Fat and Setting You Up For Injury

Your Ab Work is Making You Look Fat and Setting You Up For Injury Have you ever thought that the way you are training your abs could actually be setting you up for injury, and worse, could be making you look like you are a few months along a pregnancy?

Maximize Your Flexibility, Mobility and Movement

Maximize Your Flexibility, Mobility and Movement   If your goals include not feeling like the tin man every morning when you wake up, and not missing games or life events because you have jacked up a muscle or joint, static stretching and dynamic mobility drills should be part of your

Back Pain When Stretching and Reversing a Caved In Chest

  Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of reworking some short articles for Livestrong.com. The goal was to update articles that may have been out of date or missing some key information. Most of the articles I have chosen to rework and provide helpful updates to

How Supersets May Be Sabotaging Your Strength and Power

  How Supersets May Be Sabotaging Your Strength and Power   (www.bodybuilding.com) Supersets and other methods of pairing exercises is a great way to make your training more efficient, create a greater metabolic disturbance in the body and is a programming method I use the majority of the time. But

How to Optimally Warm Up for Lacrosse

How to Optimally Warm Up for Lacrosse   (book-med.info)   We are often asked about an optimal warm up routine for the lacrosse player. While the optimal warm up for each athlete would need to be more individualized to the athlete’s specific needs, using certain principles and methods in general

A Quick Core Training Tip for a Chiseled Midsection and Injury Prevention

A Quick Core Training Tip for a Chiseled Midsection and Injury Prevention   The crunch, it was the king of abdominal exercises for years, and for good reason, it makes the rectus abdominus muscles burn, which we all like.                     

Building Explosive Core Strength and Rotational Power for Lacrosse Players: Part II

Building Explosive Core Strength and Rotational Power for Lacrosse Players: Part II     If you haven’t yet read part I of this series I would encourage you to first check it out HERE.  The exercises and principles in part I set the foundation from which lacrosse players can start

Building Explosive Rotational Power for Lacrosse Players: Part 1

Building Explosive Core Strength and Rotational Power for Lacrosse Players: Part 1 **Please note, while this article series relates to lacrosse, all athletes can follow this sequence to achieve greater performance and injury prevention...now lets get to it! At TOP Fitness we work with a  lot of lacrosse players, so