I don’t understand why so many volleyball players run. Maybe they just don’t
know how to train for volleyball-specific muscle endurance or perhaps they were
told that running was the fastest way to lose weight (it isn’t) and they don’t
care how it affects their game. But if you’re looking to train to improve your
game, here are a few things to think about, especially when training in the
cardio, running, biking, elliptical, etc., will not whip you into volleyball
shape because it doesn’t engage the correct muscle system and heart rate needed
If you are an athlete, you always
run this risk of getting injured. We all know that after an injury occurs, at
the professional level, the “best” surgeon and physical therapist, that money
can buy, work with the athlete to help him or her return to their sport. Even if the physical therapist re-built the
athlete to be bigger, faster, and stronger there is still a missing factor that
can be very detrimental to the once injured athlete. This missing factor is the psychological
factor. The psychology of sports injury
has been over looked over and over again is just as important, if not more
important, when an athlete is rehabbing from an injury.
Injury Prevention for Snow Sport Athletes; Pt. 1, Knee Path
When most people hear about skiing or riding injuries, the
first injury site on the body that leaps to mind is the knees. Knees account
for a huge number of the total injuries sustained by skiers and riders. One has
to look no further than the front pages of ski magazines and newspapers to see
Lindsey Vonn’s face to know the tremendous affect knee injuries have on our
sports. Lindsey’s original injury was one of impact. Impact injuries are an
unavoidable part of our sports.
Are you looking for an off-season exercise that can help you with your vertical? Try adding a Russian Split jumps into your exercise regimen. Its a very effective way to improve your strength and increase your overall vertical. I recommend coming by Boston Institute of Jump and having one of our amazing coaches teach the exercise to you. Enjoy!
Start standing straight up, with your
feet hip-width apart, but with one foot about a foot and a half in front of the
The best season on the snow is a long one.
simple, but what dictates the lengths of our seasons on the hill? Mother Nature
clearly has a significant say in how many turns we are able to carve down the
side of the mountain. Work and family obligations supersede, in most cases, our
desire to get out into nature to enjoy the snow. These factors are largely out
of our control.
It’s true; we can make a difference in the fight against global
warming. Organizations likeProtect Our Winters