Improve your vertical jump with “The Finisher”

Improve your vertical jump with “The Finisher”

There are many products and programs out there to improve your vertical jump.  Some have merit, others do not.  Isolated calf strengthening exercises aren’t likely to produce a drastic increase in your vertical.  The biggest thing that will help you get above...
Summer Safety: Heat Illness

Summer Safety: Heat Illness

You may have recently seen a story on ESPN or local news about an independent investigation into the heat stroke-related death of Garden City Community College football player Braeden Bradforth.  Bradforth, a nineteen year-old offensive lineman with his whole life...
Hydration Station

Hydration Station

With summer right around the corner and temperatures on the rise, proper hydration should be at the forefront of every athlete, coach, and parent’s mind. The human body is 70% water and proper hydration is vital to every physiological function.  Dehydration, the...
Fueling for Endurance Races

Fueling for Endurance Races

Training and eating for endurance races is quite different from most sports. It takes a lot of additional planning and can be a time-consuming process. You can’t just wake up and decide to run 15 miles on an empty stomach, or do your long run in the middle of the day...
Jump Higher: 4 steps to maximize your vertical

Jump Higher: 4 steps to maximize your vertical

Playing above the rim vs. below the rim is a complete game-changer.  While there are many skills and physical traits that go into being a good basketball player, being an explosive athlete who can out-jump your competition makes a big difference on the court.   What...