This article was originally posted on Rebel Performance.com The off-season can pass by in the blink of an eye. Even though the cold and dark months between November and March remind you nothing of the game of baseball they are the most crucial for ensuring you’ll be at your best come opening day. What you do… Continue reading Baseball and Gaining the Off-Season Advantage
How to Perform Deadbugs The deadbug is a core exercise that we often use at Capital District Sport and Fitness. Early on in a strength training program it's important to learn how to use your abs to prevent excessive extension, or arching, of your lower back. The deadbug is a great exercise because you're able… Continue reading How to Perform Deadbugs
Whether you're a coach or exercising yourself understanding the difference between internal and external cueing is important for mastering technique, getting the most out of exercises, and not getting frustrated. In today's video Capital District Sport and Fitness coaches @mikesirani and @danielkjones talk about the difference between internal and external cueing, examples of both, and how to… Continue reading When Should You Use Internal vs External Cueing
One common possession of those who’ve reached their fitness goals is a training journal or log. Open it up and you’ll find meticulous notes of different exercises, most likely written in a specific order, with detailed sections of sets and reps. A good training log is often filled with lists of how much weight was… Continue reading How to Balance Training and Recovery for Better Results
Even though your reasons for waking up early, working out, and eating well are different than mine—and different than the person training next to you—doesn’t mean we all don’t feel the same things when going through our fitness journeys. Excitement when you hit a big lift. Happiness when you reach your goal. Fear when you… Continue reading 3 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself to Push Past Plateaus
Even though back squatting is a lower body exercise your upper body mobility and positioning can often have an impact on the lift. For example, a lack of upper back, shoulder, or wrist mobility can make getting good tension through your upper back difficult and cause stress on the front of the shoulder. In this… Continue reading Does Hand Position Matter When Back Squatting?
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