Third Place. Many of us have come to know Athletes Warehouse as a sanctuary. Whatever your reason for coming, it’s safe to say that many of our athletes find assurance and safety coming through the doors. By allowing our athletes to feel such a level of comfort, we maximize what we get out of them. We break down the barriers pertaining to the stress of beginning off-season training for the first time, or potentially the last time. No matter what...Read More
HOW TO PROPERLY PROGRESS A TRAINING PROGRAM… In an industry that is so personalized, it may seem very obtuse to the norm that we at AW would not only allow but in fact enforce that an athlete is exposed to each and every member of our coaching staff, over the course of their training season. Most training facilities may employ one or two full-time [salaried] coaches and then accompany them with several independent contractors or part-time employees, to help...Read More
AGILITY IS PURELY COGNITIVE When it comes down to performance training, the main objective of training for sport is to improve on field success. Improvements in the weight room and practice field are always a goal of an athlete or coach, but just because I PR’d in the weight room, or ran my fastest 5-10-5, does it actually translate to the field? What exactly is agility? It’s hard to define exactly what agility is. But in the most simplest...Read More
LINEAR SPEED VS SPORTS SPEED…. Before we start, it is important to understand we are using linear speed in reference to straight ahead sprinting as done in track and field. Sports speed is in reference to every other sport there is that requires running or sprinting. Yes, there is a difference between the two and this article will focus on how and why we train certain ways for all our athletes. In terms of training, how are they different between...Read More
“Unrecognizable teams have unrecognizable players.” I cannot tell you how many times I heard this statement during my time as a softball player at the University of South Florida. It takes a special individual to truly understand this statement. When you get to the Division I level, especially at a Top 50, sometimes Top 25 program, you are playing with the best of the best. Your teammates were probably the best player on their high school team or travel ball...Read More
Who Should I Be Competing Against in the Weight Room? Another or Myself? READ THIS FIRST! “The only thing that I see, that is distinctly different about me, is I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be outworked. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me. But if we get on a treadmill together, there are two things, either you’re getting off first or I am going to die”. It’s...Read More
ANTI ROTATION It has become conventional wisdom that training the core is an essential part of every strength training program. From the world’s best athletes to the average Joe at your local gym, everyone is obsessed with training the CORE! But what is considered the core and how can it be trained optimally? The core consists of more than just the 6 muscles that you would consider your abs (the six-pack). The whole core is actually made up...Read More
Recent research has argued against static stretching before competition/training in favor of dynamic stretching. I remember static and dynamic stretching as part of the pre-game warm-ups all the way back to my pee-wee football and tee-ball days. I can still clearly recall running a lap around the field and then lining up and performing a variety of stretches with my 6-year-old buddies. Was it so wrong? STATIC STRETCHING Static stretching is a technique of stretching that involves holding...Read More
I would like to take this opportunity to remind our athletes and coaches of the importance of a proper warm-up. With many of our athletes currently in season, we need to stress that warming-up, as part of a pre-game routine, is essential for both training and game days. Athletes don’t only need to warm-up but they need to do it properly. Let’s start with why we warm-up? The overarching reasons are the warm-up prepares you both physically and MENTALLY! Additionally,...Read More
Quite the title, huh? If you have any involvement in the sports science world, you are well aware that females have a higher incidence of ACL tears than males. In fact, women are 3-6 times at a greater risk for tearing their ACL than men. For years, researchers, coaches, athletic trainers, doctors, and professionals alike have been trying to answer the question, “Why?” Perhaps it is the naturally wider hip angle of a female that creates the infamous ‘Q’...Read More
Why are men typically stronger and faster than women? There is a multitude of differences between the male and female anatomy that account for strength, power, and endurance differences. However, where most people like to attribute these differences to gender alone, the main reason for these discrepancies is due to hormones and muscle mass distribution. Meaning, a female, and male with similar hormonal responses and muscle mass would thus have very similar training outcomes. Hormonal Impact on Strength Testosterone is...Read More
Anyone who has worked in strength and conditioning in any capacity can tell you that, like many industries, your days are long, sleep is sacrificed, preparation must be at a pinnacle, but at the end of the day you leave work with a full heart. At Athletes Warehouse, that is why we coach. It is the fulfillment of our passion. As a coach, you have to be “on” at all times. Neither you nor your athlete can afford to lay back...Read More
4 days agoby ath_warehouseHave you ever wondered what goes through the coach’s head when they are programming for an athlete? Comment below with any questions you have for our coaching staff!!! #thinkaboutitthursday
6 days agoby ath_warehouseThe art of programming with proper progression is much more than understanding the physiology of an athlete. The coach must have the ability to experience the athlete in a training setting to adequately establish a deepened understanding of their physical, mental, and maturational abilities. - Coach Serio Have you checked out Coach Nick’s latest blog on why our athletes train with multiple coaches??
2 weeks agoby ath_warehouseWe argue that running is our most innate physical movement. Therefore, if our running form is off, something in our kinetic mapping is off. Poor sequencing can lead to global injury.
2 weeks agoby ath_warehouseThe training of speed for any individual athlete is as simple as understanding their personal movement deficiencies and how to make them perform better in their sport. - Coach Matt Have you checked out our latest blog in the differences between linear and sports speed??? Hit the link in the bio