Weekend Workout 2.23.18

MODIFICATIONS: Decrease time to 2 minutes each (4 rounds) Goblet squat: Air squat Modified air squats (sit down/stand up from chair, chair + pillow, etc) Mountain climber Box jump: Box step-up Stair step-up Thruster: DB thruster Alternate rounds: Air squats Overhead press Air squat only

Weekend Workout 2.16.18

  MODIFICATIONS: Bike: 3 minutes fast elliptical with moderate resistance or incline Band walk: Bear crawl Pull ups: Ring rows  Overhead squat: Air squat with arms overhead or in front of body, depending on shoulder mobility

Weekend Workout 2.9.18

  WORKOUT MODIFICATIONS: Goblet squats: Air squats Modified air squats (sit down/stand up from chair, chair + pillow, etc) Prone “w” Prone Rows  Toe taps: Vary speed (faster or slower) Mountain climbers: Plank hold 40 seconds Single leg bridge: Double leg bridge Push-ups: On knees Chest press with bands or suspension trainer Broad jump: Broad step and hold for balance … Read More

Nutrition: the missing link in sports performance and injury recovery

How can nutrition make an athlete BETTER?   Proper nutrition can help an athlete or active person…. Heal from injury Improve performance Recover from training sessions Avoid “hitting the wall” during endurance events (running, cycling, swimming, etc) Boost immune system function By learning how to… Replace processed foods with whole, minimally processed foods Get the right amounts of macronutrients (carbs, … Read More

Why my week was #BETTER 7.28.17

Happy weekend everyone!  I spent last weekend at Chautauqua Lake with family and one (very happy) dog named Buddy. Looking forward to this weekend’s long run with Fleet Feet Cleveland and this amazing Filipino feast at The Plum Cafe.  Hope you all have an amazing weekend too! Here’s what made this workweek #BETTER: Want to master toes-to-bar?  I do!  I’ve been … Read More

Things that are making my week #BETTER

  Hi all!  Hope you are having an amazing week.  Check out what is making mine #BETTER:    Injured?  Having surgery?  Consider the role of nutrition in your healing process.  Check out this article from Life in Motion Sports Therapy in Arizona. Who doesn’t love the Script Cleveland signs around our city?  Now the East Side has a new one.  Looking … Read More

Research Roundup: Reactive Agility, Soccer Kicking Performance

Research Roundup-  Week of June 13, 2016 What CLE Sports PT is reading to give athletes #BETTER care Relationship Between Reactive Agility and Change of Direction Speed in Amateur Soccer Players.  No significant relationship found between reactive agility and change of direction speed, suggesting that reaction training for sports like soccer is more effective.   ACL reconstruction in youth athletes results … Read More

Hurt or Burnt Out From Your New Fitness Regimen? How to Fix it

Getting better mentally and physically means challenging your body through your fitness routine.  However, there’s a delicate balance between how far to push and when to take a break.  At this time of year, it seems we spend lots of time beating ourselves up over poor health choices during the holidays (Skipping workouts for holiday parties?  The endless trays of Christmas … Read More

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Early Sport Specialization- Part 2

In part one of this series, I discussed the myth that single-sport athletes are more successful than multi-sport athletes.  I also examined the risks of specializing in one sport too early.   See this link if you missed it. So now the question… If specializing in a sport early is not good, then how DO we set our kids up for long-term athletic … Read More