Adding Size After Football Season

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Question: I want to add size now that football is over. My goal is to build ten to fifteen pounds of muscle by August of next year. I have weightlifting at school and wondered if it is going to be too much if I train after school as well because at school we really don’t […]

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Restoring Drive, Motivation, and Confidence

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Question: What can you do to restore an individual’s drive, focus and confidence in his game? Yeah, it’s only pick-up ball at the Y but it’s just not there anymore and it makes me a little crazy. Answer: If it is pick-up ball, do you play every day? If you do, the easiest solution is […]

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Should Athletes Train at all During the season

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Question: Should my son be training at all during the season? Both he and I have noticed that he is not as strong as at the beginning of the year. He has weight training at school but I don’t see much change. Answer: I spoke with Jamal Brooks who spent seven years in the NFL […]

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Water vs. Soft Drinks for Hydration

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Question: I read a study not too long ago that determined soft drinks were as good as water for maintaining hydration. I don’t like the taste of water all that much so could I just drink Gatorade and soft drinks to stay hydrated? Answer: Sure, if you believe that study and before you say the […]

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Drinking Enough Water – Avoid Cramps

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Question: The coaches keep telling us we need to drink more water and Gatorade. I understand all that but what happens if you don’t other than catching a cramp? Answer: Catching a cramp is pretty painful and entirely preventable by simply drinking water. To add insult to injury if the the cramp is in your […]

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Hydration for Athletes Starts 2 Days Before Event!

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Question: My son runs track in the one-mile and two-mile events. After practice, should he drink a recovery drink? Should he drink one of those pre-workout drinks? How much water should he drink on race day? Answer: Let’s address water first. Hydration is an ongoing process. It’s not something that you can do on race […]

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Basketball Training Program for High School

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Question: I played high school basketball and decided not to play AAU ball right now because I have been told by coaches that I need more strength and explosiveness. I workout at school in weightlifting class and our coaches keep telling me that the workout we do is all I need to be doing. I […]

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High School Weight Training vs. Training at a Gym

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Question: My son is a tenth grader who played varsity at his high school this year. I was going to take him to a trainer to help him be his best for next season but his coach prefers that the players use the school program exclusively. Can a school workout prepare a player to realize […]

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Weight Lifting to Build a Better Athlete

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Question: My son is a pitcher and plays travel ball. What exercises should he do to continue building strength as he gets older? Answer: For athletes it always begins with core training. Analyze the pitching motion which is pulling the knee upward, slightly rotating the hips backwards as you twist the torso, drawing the pitching […]

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An Athlete Trains During the Off-Seaon

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Question: I workout a couple of days each week but I haven’t in a while because I have been working out with the baseball team. I haven’t felt like I was training hard enough but we do work on ball skills. Should I make more time to train before the season starts or keep working […]

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