New Years Resolutionists

December 31, 2011

As the month changes and a new year begins, many of us look at the calendar and tell the world we are going to do things differently in the new year. We are all aware of “New Years Resolutions” and we are probably also aware of how many of them actually last! The biggest thing that messes everybody up is we all make goals that there is no way we can reach. Read the rest of this entry »

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Year One Down, Many to Go!

December 28, 2011

Many people that I know have always said you learn way more in that first year out of school than you did when you were in school. Obviously I had to learn plenty in college or I never would have passed the BOC exam and be in the position I am today. That said, I would agree that this first year has been quite a journey and one that want to share with all of you today. Read the rest of this entry »

2011 Year in Review

December 27, 2011

Everybody else is doing it so I guess I might as well, too! I’ve had the blog going now for about 7 months and I’ve had some posts that have seen a lot of activity. I’m going to highlight the top 10 posts of the year.

Number one is a given here as it was BY FAR the most popular post that I made in 2011. It was titled “Ten Reasons Your School Needs an Athletic Trainer.” To show how popular it was, it had over ¼ of the total page views! Read the rest of this entry »

I want to thank all of you have read my blog over the last several months. Since June of this year, I have tried to provide insights to fitness and athletic training from the viewpoint of a Certified Athletic Trainer. Over the next year, I hope to continue to do just and continue to improve the blog. I have enjoyed reading the comments and would love more feedback! Read the rest of this entry »

This week’s edition comes the day after Christmas and I think many of you women out there already know this exercise well; you just didn’t realize it! I actually got asked a couple weeks ago by an athlete for some exercises for his forearms. Read the rest of this entry »

“On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days and other fields will bear the fruits of victory. ”

General Douglas MacArthur

This video was filmed at the Third Annual Youth Sports Safety Summit in Washington D.C.

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This week’s Exercise of the Week is one I mentioned earlier in Fitness Toys Galore. The BOSU Squat. I believe this can be a great exercise, but you have to perfect your squat form on flat ground before moving to this surface modality. I think the biggest problem I find with this exercise is when people can’t squat properly first, but think they can do this. Learn to control your knees with regular squats and then make the move to this! Read the rest of this entry »

Fitness Toys Galore

December 18, 2011

Working in multiple fitness centers allows me to see many different pieces of fitness equipment. Some of them are great while others aren’t worth the money it cost to ship them. I’m sure we’ve all seen the commercials for the Ab-Wheel and the Shake-Weight. While the Ab-Wheel may have a use (never tried it) I just have to shake my head thinking about the Shake-Weight. Somebody may come along and tell me that the Shake-Weights works great and all I’ll say is, “Have fun.” Read the rest of this entry »

“If, at the age of 30, you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If, at 60, you are supple and strong then you are young.”

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