3 Tips to Sprint Faster

By Mike Caza, Owner PSC Fitness & Performance 1. Push the Ground Sprinting faster is all about applying force quickly through the ground.  If you push against the ground, this initiates forward movement.  If you stand and pick your knee up, you haven’t moved forward. ...

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5 Tips for Staying in Shape During the Holidays

5 Tips for Staying in Shape During the Holidays By Coach Marisa Seitz Sign up for a local holiday walk/run: Many cities host 5k fun runs throughout the holiday season. Grab a running or walking buddy and sign up for one to help you stay active! Shop in stores: Limit...

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3 Interesting Stats on the Aging Process

Most adults will lose between five to seven pounds of muscle every decade (Westcott and Baechle 1998).  After women reach the age of 30, decreases in muscle density and increases in intramuscular fat are found in cross-sectional areas of the thighs (ACSM 1998c). There...

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November Newsletter

Exercise of the Month Assisted Chin Ups - with 5 second eccentric By controlling a 5 second lowering, the nervous system has time to recruit the maximum amount of musle fibers to be used when coming back up.  If there is a sway or you go too fast, this can wrench the...

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Pre-Workout Carbs

Carbohydrates should make up around 45-65% of your daily diet. They are your body’s preferred source of fuel during exercise and your brain’s number one fuel source during the day, which is why many people often feel fatigued or lightheaded when they have not eaten...

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Speed Training and Sensory Feedback

 By Mike Caza Sensory Feedback is one of the key elements in helping athletes run faster because it is the unifying quality that that enables athlete’s to “feel” proper body position, rhythm, timing, coordination, fluid motion, and force application which are...

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The Problem with Playing Sports Year Round

By Mike Caza, Director of Performance, Premier Sport Conditioning The majority of young athletes play sports year round. Once one sport finishes, the next one starts. According to the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University, more than 30 million...

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Strong or Sport Strong?

Increasing strength in the weight room does not necessarily mean an athlete will utilize that strength on the playing field unless it is developed properly. There is a difference between being strong and being sport strong. Every athlete has to be strong in 3 planes...

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