1. Perform a proper warm up If you’re a player who doesn’t perform a proper warm-up you’re putting yourself at a serious disadvantage on the field. You won’t be as fast and explosive and you’re unnecessarily increasing your risk of an injury. Don’t just get to the field and start throwing as hard as possible.
Running is arguably the most popular form of cardiovascular fitness activities performed today. It is performed by every level of athlete whether you’re an average Joe or a high level professional athlete. Incidence statistics show that between 70-90% of ALL runners sustain an injury at some point throughout their training. Knee pain is the most
As the start of a new school year approaches, we are seeing an increasing number of basketball athletes enrolling in our performance training programs to prepare for the upcoming season. We thought it would be a good time to share how we approach training these athletes and what considerations we take when designing their programs.
August marks the end of the summer and the return of the fall sports season. As athletes have started to prepare for their season with preseason practices and training camps, injuries begin to plague the teams. Our goal at The Training Room Physical Therapy and Performance is for athletes to enjoy and excel in healthy
What exactly is Sports Performance Training? The easiest way to explain sports performance training is: training to increase an athletes effective range. An athletes effective range is the amount of area around an athlete that he or she can control. If you think about a young athlete (like a 4-7 year-old), they can barely control
The Forgotten Shoulder Muscle: Weight Lifting and Injury Prevention with Akil Piggott, PT, DPT, ACSM EP-CNovember 28th, 2017
I spend a significant amount of time in the gym. Depending on who you ask, I spend too much time in the gym. But over the years I have been able to make many observations of “the average” weight lifter. Let’s have a dialogue with “the average” weight lifter and see what we can learn:
How fast can you get your foot back on the ground??? Today we are talking about the downward (negative) speed of your foot at the ground during your sprint stride. Often when we think about running speed we only focus on how fast we flex our hips (pump our knees), but that neglects a huuugeee