Staying Strong and Healthy with In Season Training – Part 2

By Nunzio Signore (B.A., CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

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In today’s post we are covering Part 2 of this article. In Part 1 (please click here if you missed it) we dug into the “why’s” of in-season training.  I hope you found it helpful and informative.

Today, we are going to outline the “how’s” of how we actually do it here at RPP.  [Read more…]

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Back Pain… Three Common Myths – Part 1

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

Lady with Back Pain 2About 80% of adults experience some form of back pain in their lifetime, making it one of the most common ailments we have to look forward to as we get older. One assumes that with such a staggering majority of adults experiencing back pain a perfect formula for alleviating back pain would exist. Unfortunately, there are more myths than facts when it comes to the lower back.

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Staying Strong and Healthy with In-Season Training – Part 1

By Nunzio Signore (B.A., CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

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The second half of the season is a crucial time. Unfortunately, it’s a time when many athletes shoot themselves in the foot. Let me explain.

A successful season is when players and the team as a whole continue to develop technically and gel as a unit.  If the team is not getting any better then they have possibly wasted all the hard effort they put in during off-season training. [Read more…]

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Combining Interval Training and Complexes for Maximum Fat Loss

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

Barbell Complex and Interval Training - 1My clients frequently ask me for workouts they can do on their own on the days they do not workout with me.  Since the main goal of many of my adult clients is always to reduce body fat and lose weight, I never prescribe them the traditional cardio workouts that use the elliptical, stationary bike and treadmill.  These are extremely ineffective for anyone looking for fat loss.  At the same time, these are also the types of workouts everyone starts to do when they are trying to lose weight. [Read more…]

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Training Hockey Players – The Goalie

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

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Let me start by saying this – Goalies should not be trained like skaters.  Linemen skate predominantly linear (north to south) with defensemen skating more backwards than their offensive counterparts. Both utilize a crossover step to turn. [Read more…]

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Post Throwing Arm Care Protocol

(By Nunzio Signore BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

IMG_6242With the baseball season around the corner, we get a lot of guys asking us what they can do after pitching to alleviate soreness and help keep their arms up to snuff.  Simple answer is breathing, soft tissue work and post throwing stretches. [Read more…]

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Velocity and the Holy Grail (Part 4)

Best of  - 2In today’s post we are covering Part 4 of “Velocity and the Holy Grail”. In case you missed Part 1 please click here, Part 2 please click here and Part 3 please click here.

We’re going to wrap up Part 4 of this Series with 3 more of what I believe to be key components in the quest for velocity. As I’ve said before, everyone is different so all things may not apply to all people. These are just some of the more “universal” issues that I see come up on a daily basis. [Read more…]

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