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Euro-Pro Soccer Review

Hello futbol fans, I’m Ryan Berning, head of the Boston Institute of Soccer at North End-based Hordon Health and your European futbol reporter.  I’m a former division one soccer player and have played in several semipro leagues over the years. I’m looking forward to helping you stay on top of the European soccer results each week.  
Champion’s league-UEFA The Spanish giant Barcelona is out! Chelsea had an amazing finish over Swansea City to move to the next round. In a classic Champions League semi between Real Madrid vs.

Time to Re-Address the One and Done Rule

The “One and Done” rule… Where to even begin… First off let it be known that only 1.2% of college basketball players get the chance to play professionally and who knows what percent actually have a long prosperous career. Knowing this shocking statistic, why allow a player who is said to be a lottery pick, the next LeBron James or Kobe Bryant leave after one year knowing the uncertainty of their job security at the professional level? Or for NBA teams, why take a risk on an immature, untested, teenager who does not have a complete basic skill set (footwork, ball handling, basketball knowledge)?

Speed for your beach game!

As a defensive beach volleyball player, I need to constantly work towards increased foot speed. The faster I am, the easier it is for me to run down a roll shot or save a broken play. All beach players should work on their mobility and court coverage by adding speed training to their workout program. Sprint training, the best way to increase speed, transforms the strength developed in the gym into power, plyometric explosiveness and agility on the sand.

Sprint Speed Workout:

You can perform this training sequence at the end of an agility or plyometric workout to build or maintain speed and anaerobic conditioning.

Northwestern University's Football Union and The Slippery Slope of Paying College Athletes

For the better part of the past decade, there has been a steadily growing number of people in the media, as well as current and former athletes themselves, asking the question, “should college athletes be paid?” and answering, “yes”. The din reached ear, and head, splitting volumes last fall, when Johnny Manziel brought the discussion out of the sports page, and onto the front pages of major media outlets all over the United States. Now, with last week’s announcement that Northwestern University’s football team was unionizing, forming the College Athletes Players Association, or C.

Injury Prevention for Snow Sport Athletes, Part II: Back Maintenance

Injury Prevention for Snow Sport Athletes, Part II: Back Maintenance  

As we close out an amazing season for New England’s snow riders, no doubt, many of you are nursing the aches and pains that come with long days on the hill. Among my snow sport enthusiast clients, one of the most common complaints is the ubiquitous “tight back”.

Snow sport athletes live in a dynamic squatting position, which puts tremendous demand on postural muscles in your hips and back. Considering that your trunk, and especially your back, is in a constant state of bracing against tremendous forces, it is of the utmost importance that those muscles are prepared with strength and resilience.
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