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10 Tips to Avoid Athletic Injuries

1.   Start and STAY hydrated.   Proper hydration takes place several days before activity.  You can’t fill up the same day.  You’ll only get stomach upset and can risk over-hydration. 2.   Always start with a proper warm up of at least 5-10 minutes of low intensity continuous movement before beginning activity. […]

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Foam Roll to Eliminate Muscle and Joint Pain

If I told you to foam roll before every workout, would you have any idea what I was talking about?  Even though almost every gym you walk into these days has foam rollers, most people have no idea what they are used for or how to use them properly.  A […]

CATZ Mind Body sign Up & CATZ Needham App

MIND BODY INSTRUCTIONS ***must be done from a computer, NOT MOBILE DEVICE*** FOR EXISTING CLIENTS ***signing up yourself or child*** Go to the following link – https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=69972 On the right side of the page that comes up there is a box that says “New to our Site?” There, you will […]

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Bands & Chains: The ART of It!

Applying chains and bands into your training program provides a few different avenues that will get you outstanding results…and you look like a badass too. Firstly a large credit to Louie Simmons of Westside barbell for being the forefather of applying this type of work to elite level powerlifters and […]

Simple Ways to prevent Overuse Injuries in Kids

What should parents look for in their kids as signs of overuse injuries?  Pain that doesn’t go away with NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and/or rest. What can you as a parent, or your child’s coach do to help reduce the immediate occurrence of overuse injuries in youth sports? Allow sufficient […]

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Flexibility & How It Can Aid In Improving Your Performance

The other day I wrote about the importance of a general warm up and preparing you for any activity. Today I’m going to discuss how flexibilioty can aid in performance and help to prevent injuries. Flexibility by definition is a measure of the Range of motion around a joint. The […]

Warm Up: The Key To Preparing For A Training Session

Warm-up is one of the most important elements of an exercise program. It is particularly important to help prevent injury. Warm-up is low-level activity, which should be completed prior to stretching and more strenuous exercise. The objective of the warm-up is to raise total body temperature and muscle temperature to […]


Bottom Up & Top Down Approach: Adding Function To Training

To strengthen an athlete in a functional manner, we must overload from the ground up or top down and allow the body to move in its normal environment against gravity. Generating force, converting torque and controlling momentum can only be accomplished using the body as a whole system working in […]