Optimum Performance

Benefits of the High School Strength Coach

A recent post from Tracy Baldwin, S.C.C.C., M.S.C.C. on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) website highlighted the benefits of having a high school strength and conditioning coach. Baldwin, the head strength... more »

Study: Sports Can Help Boys with Behavioral Issues

Organized youth sports can be a great outlet for young boys who may have behavioral problems, according to a new study of Irish kids. The study, published in The Journal of Pediatrics, suggests that one-year-old... more »

Wading Through Dryland Workouts for College Swimmers

Swimmers, whether at the collegiate or high school level, simply cannot train 100 percent of the time in the pool. Out-of-pool training, or dryland workouts, is an essential part of the strength and conditioning program... more »

Tips to Boost Your Immune System During Winter Months

Ask any health expert and they'll tell you the first line of defense in avoiding illnesses is a balanced immune system. An article published in the Journal of British Sports Medicine shared some of those... more »

U.S. Marine Shares 5 Tips to Improve Your Pull-ups

A US Marine and two-time competitor on American Ninja Warrior, Michael Eckert is familiar with pull-ups. In fact, Eckert previously broke world records when he ripped off 50 pull-ups in a minute. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »

How Strength Coaches Lift Teams to Championship Goals

“Teams are only as strong as its weakest link.” It is one of the most overused cliches in sports despite its accuracy. But what about a team’s strongest link – meaning, their fittest? As the... more »

Tips to Maximize Muscle Recovery

There's no downplaying the importance of eating healthy foods and getting a good night's sleep in enhancing muscle recovery from training. No matter how healthy of a lifestyle you're living, nothing can make up for... more »

Connecticut AT Weighs In On Basketball Mask Mandate

In the state of Connecticut, all student-athletes competing in moderate-risk indoor sports like basketball must wear a mask according to a mandate from Governor Ned Lamont. The question now being asked in the Constitution State... more »

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