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Why a Hard Workout Isn't Always a Good Workout

We live in a society that often equates "more" with "better." Going overboard is engrained in American culture, and our approach to fitness is no d...

Hoping for Big Training Gains This Summer? Take Your Sleep Seriously

Summer is here. For many young athletes, that means the abolishment of a consistent bedtime. With school suddenly a non-factor in their routine,...

7 Tips to Sprint Safely and be a More Resilient Runner

It does not matter how talented you are or how hard you work—if you're constantly nursing injuries, you'll never reach your potential as a runner. T...

Does Your Pitching Velocity Dip During the Season? Here's Why

A high school pitcher trains his butt off during the offseason but stops completely when the season actually begins. I see it all too often. In my ...

Why 'Autoregulation' Is Your Easiest Path to Better Workout Recovery

Although not as exciting as the latest training program or nutrition strategy, recovery is a pivotal part of athletic development. Overtraining, under...

The Biggest Reason You Can't Get Lean (and the Easiest Way to Fix It)

Gaining muscle and losing body fat—it's everyone's fitness goal. There are millions of books, supplements, workout programs, coaches and meal pla...

Are Mandatory Early Morning Workouts Doing Young Athletes More Harm Than Good?

For as long as there have been sports teams, there have been mandatory early morning workouts. These crack-of-dawn sessions train athletes to push ...

2 Essential Factors Athletes Cannot Ignore About Workout Recovery

Training is just one part of the formula for peak performance. Another critical component in that equation is recovery. Training creates a stimulus...

Sleep and Sunlight: Why Athletes Need to Prioritize Both

Seeking that extra edge on and off the field? Improving dietary and exercise habits are common New Year's resolutions, but athletes and non-athletes s...

Why Athletes Are at Greater Risk of Sleep Disorders (and How to Fix It)

It may seem counterintuitive, but many top athletes—people who are otherwise in great health—suffer from sleep disorders. Shouldn't an intense ...

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