“TANK” Sled Equipment Review

Meet the newest member of our training arsenal for athletes in the Elite Sports Clubs AMP program—TANK, by Torque Fitness. The Tank is a new sled to aid in the training of the athletes, not only in their strength but also speed and explosiveness. Besides having wheels, this piece is unique from other sleds in its variable resistance as well. Continue reading “TANK” Sled Equipment Review

What is the Real Difference Between Energy Drinks & Sports Drinks?

There has got to be a valid reason why the press has been so positive about the use of Sports Drinks and Energy Drinks, right? I mean, Sports Drinks have been around for a long time. Think about Gatorade which was first developed in 1965 at the University of Florida. Researchers there were looking for a drink that would help their players stop “wilting” in the summer heat. They found that by adding fluids and electrolytes to their workout hydration plans that the athletes did much better. Players’ carbohydrates were also at a loss during workouts and as a result, they went into the lab and devised a perfect drink with a replacement value of 100% balance for carbohydrates, electrolytes, all in a good tasting drink. Hence, the first Sports Drink became possible. Continue reading What is the Real Difference Between Energy Drinks & Sports Drinks?

Long-Term Consistency Trumps Short-Term Intensity

One of the most common questions we get is “can you get my son/daughter in shape for X sport in 5 or 6 weeks?” The answer is yes, we can get to see some small improvements in 5 or 6 weeks because the child has not been overly active as of recent or are coming out of a different sport season and they were not working out. But to truly see the best results consistency will always win out. As Bruce Lee once said, “long-term consistency trumps short-term intensity.”

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Correcting Form, Technique, & Posture to Prevent Injury

By Lauren Kaderabek, Elite Sports Club-West Brookfield Personal Trainer

Correcting Form Technique Posture to Prevent Injury-Elite Sports Clubs

The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) found a 45% increase in exercise related injuries between 2007 and 2010. The NEISS estimated number of exercise-related injuries in the United States in 2012 was 459,978. Continue reading Correcting Form, Technique, & Posture to Prevent Injury