5 Ways to stay fit this summer

By Pete Totmey | May 27, 2020

5 Ways to stay fit this summer This summer will certainly be different than other summers. That being said, usually summer is a time when everyone is outside at parties, cookouts, the beach, the pool or boating. It’s also a time when people take vacations and break from their routines. Unfortunately, if you neglect your body…

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Why kids need unstructured play

By Pete Totmey | May 11, 2020

Why Children Need Unstructured Play   Just the other day, my wife and I were discussing how our five-year-old son always needs entertaining. He comes home from preschool, and asks one of us to play with him. We have him scheduled in multiple after school and weekend activities, which he loves, but when it comes…

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SHOWCASING YOUR ATHLETIC ABILITY

By Pete Totmey | May 5, 2020

Showcasing your athletic ability What is a Showcase? A showcase usually lasts 3 to 4 days and is comprised of multiple games to showcase an athlete’s skills in a specific sport. Usually scouts and coaches are looking for young talent to recruit for a certain sport and position. Parents & Athletes: It is all too…

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5 Ways to increase athleticism at a young age

By Pete Totmey | April 27, 2020

5 Ways to increase athleticism at a young age Young athletes should avoid falling into two categories: not being active enough or being too active in one specific sport. Any form of physical movement is better than watching TV or playing video games. That being said, youth athletes need to develop various movements in all…

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FREE 4-WEEK PROGRAM

By Pete Totmey | April 21, 2020

FREE 4-WEEK TRAINING PROGRAM With the uncertainty of how long this pandemic will last, a lot of individuals who prioritize their health have opted to buy gym equipment of their own for more effective training. We have attached an at home workout program. If social media has taught us anything over these past few weeks…

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Creating good habits

By Pete Totmey | April 18, 2020

Creating good habits People spend years creating habits in their lives. At a drop of a hat they think they can change these habits. Marketing companies prey on these individuals by making them think there is a quick fix to whatever problem they have. Take this supplement, eat this food and your life will change…

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Factors that can influence recovery

By Pete Totmey | April 13, 2020

Factors that can influence recovery In the previous post, I discussed different elements that lead to fatigue accumulation in training. After finishing up the explanations on what causes fatigue, I left the recovery modalities a bit vague and open ended. And although the end result of this post may result in the same, I wanted…

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Factors that can influence fatigue

By Pete Totmey | April 2, 2020

Factors that can influence fatigue In sport/competition, a common thought process is that athletes have to push to the brink of exhaustion, and then some more, in order to rise to the top. Youth athletes and new trainees adopt a mindset that they need to outwork the opposition, and may end up digging themselves into…

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Why we sleep

By Pete Totmey | March 30, 2020

Why we sleep For anyone looking for a good read, Why We Sleep by Dr. Matthew Walker is an informative choice and the best selling book on sleep in recent years. There are many takeaways that I could dive into for this post, but for today we’ll focus on some of the benefits athletes can…

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