Champion's Mindset

Champion's Mindset

The ability to focus during a game directly correlates to the athletes mindset towards the activity. Webster's dictionary defines mindset as “the established set of attitudes held by someone.” For competitive athletes we have to take that one step further, not only is mindset the attitudes held by the athlete toward a game, but their sport in general AND the attitudes toward training for that particular sport.

Top Tips For Cycle Training

Top Tips For Cycle Training

t is my goal to help people like you to enjoy riding their bike pain-free! My approach is to educate and empower athletes through the use of sustainable solutions - Together we can reach the finish line! If you are training for a cycling event, I would be happy to help you out.

Move Forward from your Shin Splints

Move Forward from your Shin Splints

Shin splints can be an extremely frustrating injury for runners to deal with! Not only can they derail your upcoming race but they can cause you to quit running all together!  A common mistake that runners make is that they treat their symptoms instead of identifying and addressing the true cause of their injury. There are many factors that can contribute to shin splints but most often they can be traced back to excessive overload and poor running mechanics. If you are a runner and you are experiencing lower leg pain, please read on for some tips that will help resolve your pain and get back to running!

The Modern Footwear Crisis

The Modern Footwear Crisis

In life, there are two constant forces; they are both positively inescapable and destructive by their very nature. The first is Time, which I humbly propose no solution for. The other is Gravity, which, despite being constant and universal, can affect us differently over time depending on our body’s structural alignment.

The Biggest Mistake I Made As a Novice Lifter

The Biggest Mistake I Made As a Novice Lifter

When I was a beginning lifter, I made a ton of mistakes that I am trying to help you avoid. One of the biggest that I wish I could go back and change, is testing my max every week. You need to understand that getting stronger doesn’t happen under maximal loads or by maxing out all the time, it happens by being consistent with submaximal loads. This takes patience, it isn’t sexy, but it is how real results and strength gains happen and in this article I am going to tell you where I went wrong and how you can learn from my mistakes. 

BIG AIR: The Belly Breathing Kind

BIG AIR: The Belly Breathing Kind

Research suggests there is a major connection between those who suffer from non-specific chronic low back pain and the ability to breathe properly. This relationship becomes a constant cycle—weakened core muscles and therefore the inability to stabilize the trunk (specifically the lumbar spine), which causes a dysfunction of the diaphragm and results in chronic low back pain.

Coaching Young Kids 101

Coaching Young Kids 101

A lot of people think that coaching young kids is just “glorified babysitting” and then end up getting frustrated that the kids aren’t listening or can’t quite perfect a movement they’ve been working on for weeks. There’s a right way and a wrong way to coach kids. 

Strength Training For the Endurance Athlete Part Two: Building Speed Means Building Muscle

Strength Training For the Endurance Athlete Part Two: Building Speed Means Building Muscle

A year-long training plan is a must for competitive runners and building resistance training into that plan is integral to getting fast and gaining an edge on your competition when it counts most.

WHAT IS SPOT TOTS?

WHAT IS SPOT TOTS?

    The necessity and demand for a program like this was clear both from a coaching and a parenting perspective.  As coaches at The Spot Athletics, we work with youths and adolescents and see a common trend among them. Many of these athletes come into our facility lacking proficiency in foundational movement skills such as running, jumping, throwing, and kicking.