The T-Bell: Proper Mastery of the Deadlift Prevents Injuries in Youth Athletes

One of the biggest concerns among parents, coaches, and youth athletes is the potential for injuries associated with child and youth weight training. Many studies have demonstrated that most injuries sustained by young weight lifters and power lifters are caused by incorrect lifting techniques, often due to improper or insufficient supervision, or lack of trained, … Read more

The Deadlift: An Essential Exercise for Youth Athletes

  People are becoming increasingly aware that strength training is essential to individuals of all ages to maintain overall health and improve physical performance. We know that strength training improves mental and physical health in adults, and recently, a growing body of scholarly evidence has studied and confirmed the benefits of strength training in children … Read more

Prevent Weightlifting Injuries In Athletes with Proper Training and Guidance

In the past, a great deal of controversy surrounded the subject of resistance training among children and teens – especially with the prevalence of injuries in the competitive sports of weightlifting and power lifting. But despite the long-held belief that strength training was dangerous or inappropriate for youngsters, the beneficial effects, as well as safety, … Read more

Phase Training To Build Faster, Stronger, Better Youth Athletes

Once again I was watching a youth athlete team and surprised at the actions of the coaches in regard to building their skills, athleticism and enthusiasm. This team had lost a game the day before… and the coaches weren’t happy. The coaches spent the first half of practice wearing the kids out with straight cardio … Read more

3 Tips To Increase Explosive Power In Athletes

By Steve Preston, Sports Performance Specialist Many athletes are strong but lack power.   Other athletes are powerful but lack explosive strength.   If an athlete is going to excel at sports they need to be able to build strength and then convert strength to explosive power. Simply put, explosive power refers to an individual’s … Read more