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Random Thoughts – May 2016

Neil Platt ~ I am an avid reader and I have two must-read book recommendations:  The Matheny Manifesto is an absolute must read for anyone involved with youth sports. It is written by St. Louis Cardinals’ coach, Mike Matheny.  Whether you are a parent, coach, or trainer it is an eye-opener that really hammers home […]

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Internship 101

My experience at Adrenaline Sports & Fitness was everything I could have asked for and more. I’m a Health Promotion & Education major with a focus in exercise & fitness at the University of Cincinnati and interning at Adrenaline was part of my education. I wasn’t sure what to expect because gyms can be intimidating […]

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My journey from professional athlete to coach – Brigit Reder

“Passion is a huge prerequisite to winning. It makes you willing to jump through hoops, go through all the ups and downs and everything in between to reach your goal.” – Kerri Walsh, beach volleyball Olympic gold medalist Professional sports… supposed to be glamorous, high rolling paychecks, highlight reels making SportsCenter, and agents going above […]

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You either get better or you get worse – Neil Platt

We all have goals that we want to accomplish in life. Whether it’s climbing the career ladder, losing weight, or being a better spouse/friend/person, we all have these aspirations. Having a clear vision of where you are going in life is absolutely essential to your overall success. I recently covered a series of topics in a […]

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Proper shoewear for athletic skill – Brian Macdonald

Throughout my athletic career and my time as a strength and conditioning coach, I’ve learned the incredible importance of footwear when it comes to performance and injury prevention. Since I have become a strength and conditioning professional, this is an area that needs to be addressed the most with my athletes. For whatever reason, my […]

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Active Kids (new program at ASF)

Over the last ten years, ASF has worked with some amazing student-athletes. We have had the privilege to see young boys and girls excel on the field, court and classroom. While not every child will continue to play sports at a high level, he or she can still maintain an active lifestyle, including healthy habits […]

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Glutes = more horsepower, part 2 – Brian MacDonald

In part one, I discussed why we put such an emphasis on training the glutes into our athlete and adult protocols alike. This post will dive into the specific exercises we use and why. We divide our glute exercises into two main categories, standing and lying. Standing variations obviously offer more application to the demands […]

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