Proper Post-Workout Nutrition

By Doug Corbett (NASM, PES, FMS, CET)

The following is an article written by Doug Corbett about proper post-workout nutrition.  Doug has been working at RPP since September of 2011 and has played a big role in speaking not only with athletes about their nutrition, but our adult clientele as well.

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Over the years, many of my clients have asked me about what to eat after a workout to optimize your metabolism and increase lean  muscle mass.  Here’s a quick summary of what a proper post-workout nutrition should entail:
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Is Your Young Athlete’s Training Program Complete?

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By Nunzio Signore (B.A, NASM, PES, CES)

Now that the baseball off season is here we have the gym filled with not only ball players but parents of ball players.  Our most frequently asked question is “what do you guys do as far a baseball specific training?”  My answer is usually “it’s not what we do, it’s what we don’t do.”

Throwing a baseball is the fastest movement in all of sports.  This is a huge amount of stress placed on the arm throughout a season.  There are certain exercises that we believe do not belong in the program of an already taxed arm but this is a topic for another article. Continue reading “Is Your Young Athlete’s Training Program Complete?”

Strength and Conditioning Can Be the “Deal Breaker” for Young Athletes

dlBy Nunzio Signore  (B.A., NASM, PES, CPT)

Aside from the obvious things a college coach or recruiter looks for when evaluating a ball player (arm strength, hitting power and defensive ability), one of the biggest deal breakers is a player’s size and body composition.

Size and body comp can go deep into projecting the future both performance-wise and health wise of a ball player.

College coaches also look at a player’s body type to determine what they’ll look like, and how well they’ll hold up to the tougher demands of a college strength program. Here at RPP we have developed a training program with both strength as well as mobility and stability training built into the program to ensure joint health . This can go a long way in preparing a player in the off season, as well as ensuring that they will finish as strong as they started during the season.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Hour

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With the world being as “fast-paced” as it is, people are trying to get the most out their “hour” at the gym.  The use of active recovery exercises is a great way to get the most “bang for your buck” from a training program.

Active recovery (AR) exercises are low intensity mobility, stability, and activation drills that we use at Rockland Peak Performance (RPP) in between sets of exercises instead of rest to help improve movement quality.

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