Three reasons gymnastics helps boys play in other sports

Hockey, soccer and football seasons are now underway… but have you thought about gymnastics season? Your son may live and breathe hockey – on the ice a few days a week, watching the games on TV whenever possible, and playing street hockey, or basement/living room hockey. And that love of a sport is great thing! … Continue reading Three reasons gymnastics helps boys play in other sports

Topeka Sizzlers Top 5 Tips for a Better Basketball Bod

To excel as a professional basketball player requires a devotion to conditioning which will boost your speed, stamina, shooting, and mental toughness. Even if you’re not an aspiring pro basketball player, these same routines can help you live a longer, healthier life.   1. Front squat A solid base is important if you want to … Continue reading Topeka Sizzlers Top 5 Tips for a Better Basketball Bod

10 Reasons to Sign up for Ninja Class!

By Triny Lindsay Ninja classes have been sweeping the nation and are now offered at many gymnastics gyms. And there’s a good reason! Ninja classes have many benefits for your child. I’m going to give you 10 reasons to sign your child up for Ninja classes today. But first, do you know why Ninja classes … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Sign up for Ninja Class!

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

How to Stay Hydrated Before, During, and After Your Runs

By Christine Luff – verywellfit.com Staying hydrated is critical to your running performance and, more importantly, for preventing heat-related illnesses. Dehydration in athletes may lead to fatigue, headaches, decreased coordination, and muscle cramping. Other heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke, have even more serious consequences. Pre-Run Hydration If you're doing a long run … Continue reading How to Stay Hydrated Before, During, and After Your Runs

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