Top Ten Health Benefits of Parkour for Youth

Parkour, also known as free running, is a French military-designed training which utilizes obstacle courses. The obstacles require extreme focus and a can-do attitude, and heavily utilize physical abilities such as running, jumping, swinging, rolling and even climbing. It’s a fun and exciting way to exercise, and anyone can enjoy it. Here are the Top … Continue reading Top Ten Health Benefits of Parkour for Youth

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Keep a Training Log This Year

By Tish Hamilton When I trained for my first marathon way back before the internets, I tracked my mileage on a Matt Groening Life In Hell wall calendar (oh, the irony). When I ran 5 miles, I scribbled a big "5" in the date's rectangle, tallied the mileage and circled the number at the end … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Need to Keep a Training Log This Year

Competitive Gymnastics – Tips for Tryouts and Success

CAGE Gymnastics offers students a recreational program and a team program.  With tryouts fast approaching, here are some things to consider: The most important quality we look for when placing a gymnast into the team program is passion.  The desire to be in the gym multiple days per week and eagerness to learn new skills … Continue reading Competitive Gymnastics – Tips for Tryouts and Success

Overuse injuries in youth sports

How are overuse injuries different than other injuries? When athletes sustain a concussion or break a wrist, they have suffered an acute injury. An acute injury usually results from a singular event such as a hit or fall. By contrast, an overuse injury develops slowly over time due to repetitive stress on tendons, muscles, bones … Continue reading Overuse injuries in youth sports

Compete Like You Practice or Practice Like You Compete?

By Dr. Jim Taylor Should you compete like you train or train like you compete? By far, the most frequent response is: You should compete like you train. This answer seems perfectly reasonable if you think about it. When you train, you’re relaxed, feel no pressure, and are only focused on performing your best. Why … Continue reading Compete Like You Practice or Practice Like You Compete?

CROSS-TRAINING FOR RUNNERS

Cross-training, sometimes referred to as circuit training, refers to combining exercises of other disciplines, different than that of the athlete in training. In reference to running, cross-training is when a runner trains by doing another kind of fitness workout such as cycling, swimming, a fitness class or strength training, to supplement their running. It builds … Continue reading CROSS-TRAINING FOR RUNNERS