Learnings from Pro-Pickleball player, Kim Brent

What it takes to be ready on game day, Learnings from Pro-Pickleball player, Kim Brent Training to compete as an amateur athlete (at any level below pro) is an often challenging balancing act between our regular working or education schedule, family and...

Training Variety – Over-reliance of Classical Training

Training Variety - Over-reliance of Classical Training Depending on your background, the term “training” has a specific form in your mind. For weightlifters, it's the snatch, clean and jerk, and squat; for the powerlifter, it’s squat, bench, and deadlift. It can be...

Post-competition Debriefs – Learning and Making Progress

Post-competition Debriefs - Learning and Making Progress Coaches and athletes pour a lot of time into the build-up to competition; however, there is just as much to do after, and I believe having a routine to breakdown the discussion after. I believe that...

Accommodating for Injury – Means vs Methods

Accommodating for Injury - Means vs Methods It’s not a matter of if but when regarding injuries. As allied health and fitness professionals, most of the time, we will be reacting to existing injuries with the occasional reinjury throughout the process. I have found...

Tourney Day? The first W you need is the Warmup:

Tourney Day? The first W you need is the Warmup: Looking back on my sports history, two of the most significant gaps pre-Achilles rupture were: 1. Warming up before beginning to play/compete 2. Cooling down after the game/event had wrapped During my recovery, these...

For Size and Fat Loss_ Levergaing GBC Training

For Size and Fat Loss_ Levergaing GBC Training With the recent resurgence of some of the late Charles Poliquin's work, I thought I would pay homage to one of my first exposures to one of his popularizations: German Body Composition (GBC). This will not be a historical...

Integrating strength training and conditioning.

Integrating strength training and conditioning. The term strength and conditioning is thrown around a lot nowadays in the fitness industry. Many times it’s associated with high-performance coaches and experts working with only the highest caliber of athletes. However,...

Time Under Tension – Hold ON!

  Building on my prior post on Tempo, Time Under Tension (TUT) is the next step in creating more targeted training programs. By having a goal TUT, we can target the specific training quality we want, whether it be power, strength, hypertrophy, or endurance. Time...

Tempo – Time to Stop and Smell the Flowers

When new trainees think about exercises, seldomly is the speed of execution a point of focus. Reps, sets, and the movement are typically at the forefront of their minds. However, this limited view can pigeon hold your thinking about what a ‘typical’ repetition...

The Comeback Track: Rebuilding Athleticism

We all know that building back after an injury is a challenging experience, physically as well as mentally. In the moment, there is the injury itself — the shock and disbelief, the frustration, the physical pain. Then there is the aftermath; the inability to interact...

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tempo

Tempo – Time to Stop and Smell the Flowers

When new trainees think about exercises, seldomly is the speed of execution a point of focus. Reps, sets, and the movement are typically at the forefront of their minds. However, this limited view can pigeon hold your thinking about what a ‘typical’ repetition...

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The Comeback Track: Rebuilding Athleticism

We all know that building back after an injury is a challenging experience, physically as well as mentally. In the moment, there is the injury itself — the shock and disbelief, the frustration, the physical pain. Then there is the aftermath; the inability to interact...

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Mo Waja

Meet MoWaja!

Meet Our newest Ambassador MoWaja! Mo Waja is a pickleball player currently competing at the 4.5 level, and is our newest RockTape ambassador as well as a sponsored athlete under the banners of Engage Pickleball (Team Engage) and the Kitchen Dink apparel. Mo actively...

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vibration theraphy

Marathon Training With MS: The Benefits of Vibration Therapy

MARATHON TRAINING WITH MS: THE BENEFITS OF VIBRATION THERAPY Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a medical condition that affects the nervous system. A major goal for people with MS is to stimulate and keep their nervous system functioning at a high level (without irritating...

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drop foot

Don’t Trip – Running With Drop Foot

DON’T TRIP – RUNNING WITH DROP FOOT Foot drop is a reduction in ankle dorsiflexion during the swing phase of gait, preventing flexing up the foot at the ankle. Runners experiencing “drop foot” typically alter their gait to compensate for the lack of mobility, which...

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coach

The Role of the Coach

The Role of the Coach Though I have spent over half my life training, with the last ten years being in high-performance both as a coach and athlete, I will stand by that everyone needs a coach. The most common question I have when it comes to coaching is, why have a...

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postural taping

Postural Taping for Runners

POSTURAL TAPING FOR RUNNERS As any athletic trainer marathon training would, Mitch Hauschildt has a foolproof game plan for optimizing runners’ performance during pre-marathon runs. Discover why proper posture can improve a runner’s breathing, stride, speed and...

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