Monthly Archives: March 2009

Session #3 a success!

 Today was the third session of the Game Fit Performance Spring Conditioning Clinic.  Similar to the first two sessions, today’s session was fun as well.  Included in the session was a functional warm-up and flexibility routine, some sport specific agility drills, a core training component, and some interval based conditioning.  The group had a blast and participated in a great workout too.  I can’t wait for next week!

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>Session #3 a success!

> Today was the third session of the Game Fit Performance Spring Conditioning Clinic.  Similar to the first two sessions, today’s session was fun as well.  Included in the session was a functional warm-up and flexibility routine, some sport specific agility drills, a core training component, and some interval based conditioning.  The group had a blast and participated in a great workout too.  I can’t wait for next week!

Fun and Effective

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The off season is always a great time to experiment with some new training ideas.  Thanks to a conversation I was having with our assistant track and field coach the other day, I decided to incorporate a new game into my basketball training program on their active recovery day.  We were discussing different games that we’ve had teams do over the years during their general conditioning workouts in the off seasons.  So yesterday, I had the basketball team play a game called “Med Ball Tennis.”  Challenging, competitive, and fun.  It was a great workout and guys left the session feeling tired, but considering the “trash talking” that was going on as we were stretching after the workout, they had a lot of fun too.

>Fun and Effective

>5030l_1.jpg

The off season is always a great time to experiment with some new training ideas.  Thanks to a conversation I was having with our assistant track and field coach the other day, I decided to incorporate a new game into my basketball training program on their active recovery day.  We were discussing different games that we’ve had teams do over the years during their general conditioning workouts in the off seasons.  So yesterday, I had the basketball team play a game called “Med Ball Tennis.”  Challenging, competitive, and fun.  It was a great workout and guys left the session feeling tired, but considering the “trash talking” that was going on as we were stretching after the workout, they had a lot of fun too.

Technical Difficulties

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Well, leave it to me to mess something up while trying to improve my site.  I was talking to one of my colleagues today and he was telling me that he couldn’t post a comment on the blog anymore.  On my old blog, that was one of the things that I enjoyed reading was comments from everyone.  Well, I figured it out.  The problem was, when I was setting up the Game Fit Performance site, I had forgot to allow them!  HA.  Sorry.  Well, I fixed the issue so comment away…

>Technical Difficulties

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Well, leave it to me to mess something up while trying to improve my site.  I was talking to one of my colleagues today and he was telling me that he couldn’t post a comment on the blog anymore.  On my old blog, that was one of the things that I enjoyed reading was comments from everyone.  Well, I figured it out.  The problem was, when I was setting up the Game Fit Performance site, I had forgot to allow them!  HA.  Sorry.  Well, I fixed the issue so comment away…

Get out of your comfort zone

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Often times people have the perception that they are working out harder than they actually are.  “I don’t understand why I can’t improve in my performance.”  or one of my favorites, “The monitor is wrong…I’m working harder than that!”  That is one thing that I do with the athletes I work with…Occasionally I will put heart rate monitors on them to measure their workout levels.  And guess what…the monitors don’t lie.  It’s funny how people love to stay in their comfort zone while trying to get big results.  Now I’m not saying that every time you workout, you should be physically exhausted.  Sometimes yes…sometimes no.  But remember one important thing…if it is a day that you are supposed to be training hard, don’t be afraid of getting off the couch and out of your comfort zone.  Focus your training on the goals you want to reach…

Good luck