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Do Hoopers make good High Jumpers?

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Do Hoopers make good High Jumpers?

Since the days of Jordan and Michael Powell, there has been debate, curiosity and experiments comparing base line leaping basketball players to sky high jumpers in track and field. We asked our resident leap expert, Coach Myreon Sartin, the "Bounce Coach" what he thinks about translating court skills to bar skills....   As we all know the most explosive movement or action in a basketball game is a dunk. Everyone who plays the game probably envisions themselves on a fast break and going up for a windmill or tomahawk slam.  Well as a basketball and track coach, I tend to scout...

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Poise and Performance | Master Trainer, Eddie Willingham, primes his clients for success

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Poise and Performance | Master Trainer, Eddie Willingham, primes his clients for success

Why is warming up just as important as recovery?

 

Warming up takes just a few minutes and it makes a difference for a great workout. It assist helps promote your blood flow and preps your body for exercise. Your muscles tend to respond better to challenges if they’re loose and warm. Most importantly, it reduces chances of  injury. 

 

"Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance" 

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The Stakes are High: Keys to success in Strongman competitions

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The Stakes are High: Keys to success in Strongman competitions

Any strongman, able bodied or disabled strongman will tell you that to compete in strongman you are sacrificing your body first and foremost. We are all trying to lift/move things and do things that are not supposed to be possible. Mentally, like any sport you always know that almost everything else is taking a back seat. 

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Caring for the Dance Athlete, Dr. Sheyi Ojofeitimi, Physical Therapist

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Caring for the Dance Athlete,  Dr. Sheyi Ojofeitimi, Physical Therapist

dancers are some of most disciplined people I've ever worked with. They have to be in tune with their body with every single step, twist, arch. One false move could lead to a career ending injury.  Some things that our dancers use to to stay in the best connection with their bodies include, but are not limited to, Zena Rommett Floor barre Technique, The Gyrokinesis &, Gyrotonic Methods, Feldenkris Method, taking daily epsom salt baths, foam rolling for 1 -2 hours a day (done in 15 - 30 minute spurts throughout the day), avoiding processed foods etc.

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