Nutrition

Creating Healthy Habits: Incorporating Protein Dense Foods Into Your Diet

Protein is an important part of our diets. It helps replace worn out cells, transports various substances throughout the body, and aids in growth and repair. Optimal protein intake not only aids in protein synthesis in our bodies, but also ensures good immune function, metabolism, satiety, weight management, and performance. How much protein you need… Continue reading Creating Healthy Habits: Incorporating Protein Dense Foods Into Your Diet

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Education, Sport Psychology, Training

Goal Setting & Goal Mapping to Guide Your Fitness Journey

Starting and maintaining a fitness routine can be difficult. Failing to set proper goals for yourself can make starting or sticking to your routine even harder. In today’s post CDSF coach and Sport Psychology Consultant Dan Jones talks about goal setting and goal mapping. There are many ways you can set effective goals for yourself… Continue reading Goal Setting & Goal Mapping to Guide Your Fitness Journey

Nutrition

4 Tips for Staying Hydrated Throughout the Day

Making sure you’re consuming enough water throughout the day should be a priority regardless if your fitness goals are weight loss, performance-based, or just to feel better and have more energy. In today’s post CDSF Registered Dietitian and Precision Nutrition Level 2 Coach Samantha Sirani talks about why water is important for your body and… Continue reading 4 Tips for Staying Hydrated Throughout the Day

Training

How to Get the Most out of Plyometrics

CDSF coaches Mike Sirani and Dan Jones cover a common mistake athletes make with plyometric training. Too often athletes and coaches place too much of a premium on how high the jump is and lose focus on their landing position.  Two important components of improving performance and reducing lower body injury risk is developing stability and eccentric strength. Before… Continue reading How to Get the Most out of Plyometrics

Sport Psychology, Training

Why Early Sport Specialization Isn’t Special

A kid will go to any length, sacrifice everything, and put in a countless hours trying to be the best. Wait… A kid would never do that. Parents will go to any length, sacrifice everything, and put in countless hours trying to get their kid to be the best. That’s more truthful. Early sport specialization… Continue reading Why Early Sport Specialization Isn’t Special

Training

How to Modify Traditional Barbell Lifts for Overhead Athletes

No one has ever gotten weaker from bench pressing, barbell overhead pressing, or back squatting. But many have been injured and have experienced setbacks from incorrectly performing or programming these lifts. When training with these exercises, an injury is most likely to occur for at least one of these four reasons: Incorrect Technique Poor Mobility… Continue reading How to Modify Traditional Barbell Lifts for Overhead Athletes

Sport Psychology, Training

Mental Tips for Overcoming a Slump

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or professional athlete there’s one thing that all athletes have in common; they will go through a slump of one type or another.  There are times you may be competing in a sport where you feel as if nothing is going your way. If this is the case you are… Continue reading Mental Tips for Overcoming a Slump