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

Control What You Can: 4 Tips for Improving Your Kid’s Athletic Performance

  If you haven’t already noticed, the youth athletic landscape is more competitive than ever. Securing a spot on a travel team has become a stressful process for both parents and kids. Struggles and failures at young ages are viewed as reasons to panic rather than opportunities to re-route and find better avenues for success.… Continue reading Control What You Can: 4 Tips for Improving Your Kid’s Athletic Performance