After a sports or orthopedic injury, people set a process in motion when they enter the healthcare system. The decisions throughout that process can determine whether they recover quickly, with low risk of future re-injury, or whether they endure a slow recovery and a condition that can last for years.
As Velocity coaches, our job is to help our athletes reach their goals. In order to do this, we have to know if an athlete has a goal or if it is really an expectation. The difference is subtle, but profound. I explain the difference this way: A goal is
Everyone knows sprinting is an important part of performance in soccer, but what exactly is “soccer specific speed?” It doesn’t take a national team coach to see that soccer speed is different than Olympic 100m dash. Other things are also important parts of soccer. Movement skills such as; quickness, agility and change
Can a float tank really help your recovery? So many people that are working hard each day are looking for the same thing. Athletes, weekend warriors, and the high energy executive and entrepreneur are all searching for the best way to relax. Yoga, meditation, and massage are few of the
Stop Having Your Fitness Gains Stolen From pro athletes to weekend warriors, training hard is a strong part of the culture of competition. If you want to improve, you train hard, so your bod and mind can adapt. But what if your gains are being stolen and part of that
Discover the Secret Used by Olympic Committees and Elite Sports to Develop Elite Athletes… The world’s leading sports organizations have spent decades and millions of dollars to discover the formula to build great athletes. Dear Parent, We’ve been in the sports profession for decades, and have helped over a million
When athletes walk into Velocity, they expect us to improve their physical performance. Their goals are often to fun faster, be more agile, or hit the ball farther. While their goals may differ, the solution is almost always the same: make their movements more efficient and their bodies stronger and
If you’ve spent any time around a gym, reading fitness blogs, or even scrolling through your friends’ Instagram posts, you’ve probably seen a kettlebell (or KB). You’ve also probably heard people say it is a great tool to make you strong, lean, and fit. This is true, but how does
Summer is the off-season for hockey, but it’s a great opportunity to get an edge over other players. If you want to get ahead and not fall behind the competition, here are three keys to your summer training. Get Stronger Summer is a great time to get strong. In-season you
High intensity interval training, CrossFit, and bootcamps are all popular and effective ways to exercise. While they are great methods to improve your fitness and performance, there is also a risk of injury if you don’t approach it intelligently. Results and Risk These programs often include skilled movements and explosive
When we lift weights, it strengthens our body. Meditation is like lifting weights for your brain: the more you do it the stronger your mind grows. The hard part about meditation is that it’s very difficult to get the same kind of feedback that we get when weightlifting. When I
“Hey, Coach, why should I eat protein?” Athletes of all ages ask us this question all the time at Velocity. Simply put, protein is what is going to make you stronger. A body that is getting sufficient amounts of protein is able to effectively grow and repair lean muscle mass.