Interview with Quinnipiac’s Alex Whelan

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

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Today my interview is with Alex Whelan.  A great hockey player I had the pleasure of training this spring until he just recently left for Quinnipiac University where he will be playing for one of the premier hockey programs in the country.  Alex is a graduate of Ramsey High school and was The Record Hockey Player of the Year in Bergen County in 2015.  Continue reading “Interview with Quinnipiac’s Alex Whelan”

Interview with Volleyball Player Samantha Uline (Future Privateer at UNO)

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

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Today my interview is with Sam Uline, a graduate of Suffern High School Volleyball program who has been training at RPP for the past two years.  She is on her way to University New Orleans Division I Volleyball program to become a Privateer.   I think Sam is a great inspiration for so many young female athletes who want to take their game to the next level.

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One Leg at a Time… The SLDL for Hip, Ankle and Core Strength and Stability

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

Here at RPP we train a number of hockey players in the off-season looking to get bigger, faster and stronger. With life being as hectic as it is we need to pack a ton in a single hour of training, so we sometimes look for exercises in our programming that train more than one body part Continue reading “One Leg at a Time… The SLDL for Hip, Ankle and Core Strength and Stability”

The Spartan Experience

By Ed Howard (CPT, NASM, FMS)

Spartan LogoToday I am going to post a brief blog by Ed Howard (CPT, NASM, FMS) one of our adult trainers at RPP.  Ed recently completed his fourth Spartan Race and I thought it would be a great read to see how training at RPP helped him complete the course in record time.

Whenever I tell someone that I’m going to do an obstacle course race like the Spartan Race the first question they often ask is “Why?”  Running a Spartan requires strength, agility, endurance and just a touch of crazy (well maybe more than a touch in my case, especially at the age of 61).  Continue reading “The Spartan Experience”

Making Big Gains This Summer

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

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Okay, so you’re one of the best hockey players in your county or better yet the state, kudos on a job well done. But if you’ve worked hard enough to get offers to play hockey after high school you should know that spending the spring and summer in the weight room to get strong and pack on much needed muscle can be the deal breaker.

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Five In-Season Training Mistakes

In-season MistakesBy Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

With the hockey season going into the second half and teams fighting for playoff spots, it’s as good a time as any for athletes and teams (if they haven’t started already) to “re-up” their game by ramping up their in-season training.  In today’s post, I’ll go through 5 mistakes that I see during the in-season from a training standpoint. Continue reading “Five In-Season Training Mistakes”