All athletes, no matter the sport, can benefit from strong hips. The stronger the hips, the more able athletes are to display speed. In this month’s edition of the Sports Performance Tip of the Month, Performance Specialist Jeff Richter demonstrates three loop band exercises that will work to strength the hips, improve speed and [...]
Archive for the ‘Video’ Category
A common question in youth sports continues to be, “should male and females athletes be trained in the same way?” Hear from Performance Specialist Greg Moore, CSCS, and Performance Medical Coordinator Darrell Barnes, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, as they discuss the truth behind this question.
Are you bored with your same old brown bag lunch with a sandwich, chips, and an apple? Switch up your mid-day meal with these nutritious options from St.Vincent Sports Performance Sports Dietitian Lindsay Langford, MS, RD. CSSD. Check out SVSP’s Instagram for more performance tips and pictures.
In sports like gymnastics, swimming, baseball and softball, a shoulder injury can mean an early end to the sport’s season. Exercises that focus on scapular retraction, upward rotation of the scapula and rotator cuff stability can help athletes develop overall shoulder health and strength, and reduce risk of injury. In this Tip of [...]
If an athlete suffers an injury, many steps can be taken to start the healing process so that they can get back on the field as quickly as possible. Most athletes are familiar with the RICE method- rest, ice, compression, and elevation. But did you know that certain foods could reduce inflammation in the body, [...]
Kicking off 2013′s Tip of the Month St.Vincent Sports Performance Video Series, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach Jeff Richter breaks down the basics of a squat. Properly executed squats are a great exercise to strengthen lower body muscles, increase power generated by the hips, and reduce injury. For many athletes, the quadricep muscles dominate [...]
The glute muscles are the power and support behind an athlete’s acceleration, deceleration, and lateral movements. Properly developed and strengthened glute muscles also provide stability at the knee joint, and may aid in knee injury prevention. Many athletes tend to be front side dominant, meaning that the quadriceps muscles are more developed than the [...]
St.Vincent Sports Performance Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach Jeff Richter, CSCS, USAW, has put together a series of videos demonstrating several dynamic warm-up exercises. There are many benefits to a dynamic warm-up, as opposed to a static stretching routine. Only doing static stretching prior to a work-out will decrease force and power output. But [...]
There’s no question that eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can benefit a healthy lifestyle. Athletes especially should eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to help with performance and aid in recovery. St.Vincent Sport Performance Registered Sports Dietitian Lindsay Langford, MS, RD, CSSD, provides extra reasons for athletes to eat fruits [...]
In the second installment of the Dynamic Warm-Up Video Series, St.Vincent Sports Performance Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach Jeff Richter, CSCS, USAW, adds a group of wall exercises to the dynamic warm-up routine. If you missed the first video, check it out here.