Top 10 Things to Look (or look out) for in Selecting an Athletic Training Facility

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

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I work with athletes and train guys who are really serious about getting bigger, stronger and faster. That’s what I am passionate about. Granted, there are five million strength coaches who flip tires, train with CrossFit and run boot camps with ladder drills and cone drills and call it strength training. Well, I’m here to tell you that it needs to be better than that if athletes are to get to the next level. [Read more…]

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Work Hard, Recover Harder

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

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When talking about a complete or comprehensive training or throwing program, the conversation has to begin and end with “recovery”.

Fatigue is the Enemy of Mechanics

 

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Why Most Athletes Never Reach their Maximum Potential

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

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The path to greatness isn’t a great mystery, it’s been documented by countless of great athletes since the beginning of time. Some people just seem to conveniently look the other way. Here at RPP, I see it all the time in regards to athletic training.

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Strength Training / Physical Therapy… Making Our Athletes and Each Other Better

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I heard P.T. Mike Reinhold once say that he was a “much better physical therapist because of his knowledge in the strength and conditioning field”.  I feel the same way in regards to the education I’ve received from the physical therapy / rehab community.  I can’t overstate how much better of a strength and conditioning coach it has made me. The bottom line is together we make each other better. [Read more…]

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Interview with Cortland’s Strength and Conditioning Coach Justin Kompf

Microsoft PowerPoint - Presentation1By Nunzio Signore (BA, NASM, CPT, PES, FMS)

Today my interview is with Justin Kompf, the Strength and Conditioning Coach at Cortland College.  For those of you that don’t know, Cortland is a powerhouse in athletics having just recently won five conference titles (SUNYAC) in baseball, women’s lacrosse, men’s track and field, softball and men’s lacrosse.  I am sure Justin’s work has a great deal to do with this success. [Read more…]

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My Favorite Upper Body Strength Exercise… Push-up Progressions

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

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People often ask me what my favorite exercise is for building upper body strength.  Well, I love push-ups.  They are good for everyone, adults and athletes of all kinds including baseball, softball, lacrosse and hockey players among others.  [Read more…]

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RPP Philosophy on Training and Developing Young Elite Athletes

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

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I often get asked about our philosophy on training young athletes.  Needless to say, with the drastic fluctuations in structural, hormonal, and neurological development from one athlete to the next, teaching young athletes how to perform exercises with proper technique is a challenge, even for the most experienced coaches. [Read more…]

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Man, I Love My Job!

Man I love My Job - 1By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

Every once in a while I would like to highlight some of the athletes that train with us at RPP, partly because they have outperformed their peer group but more importantly because I am very proud of what they and we have accomplished together. I certainly am not taking any credit away from the coaches that work with these athletes, but performance testing pre- and post-RPP lets us know that we play a big part in preparing them for the road ahead. [Read more…]

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Is Your Training #Complete? (Part 1)

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)Training Efficiently - 1

I believe that everyone has an athlete inside of them. Whether it be from playing sports in our high school and college days or just having a strong drive to compete and succeed in life. So with that in mind, we train our adults at RPP like we train our athletes.

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Let’s Get Back to Basics – Big Compound Movements to Get Stronger, Feel Better and Move Better

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

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Our early ancestors had it rough.

Whether it was hunting for food, building a shelter or enduring extreme changes in temperature, they had to be aware of the effects on their energy levels.  They also were strong as hell.  Since we no longer have the daily mandatory physical demands that were once necessary for survival, physical hard work has become scarce in our lives and energy expenditure is at an all-time low. [Read more…]

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