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  • West Loop Summer Camps 2024

    POW! camps are active, structured, and fun! Many of them are theme-based and age/grade specific. Weather permitting, camps will also include plenty of outdoor time. By offering a variety of programming that reflects POW!'s signature values, we're proud to create lasting memories for our campers and offer children all across the West Loop, Wicker Park, Pilsen, West Town, and beyond a place to stay active during the summer! POW! camps are small in size. Our larger camps only allow 20 kids in a group, to maintain structure. Campers participate in several training classes each day regardless of the theme. Camp days will include a combination of board games, dance parties, art, scavenger ....

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  • Speed Training Tip: Thigh Drive Drills are NOT High Knees

    Thigh drive is a focal point for Parisi Speed Coaches and part of our speed development strategy. We believe in several points of success when leading our speed training sessions. Integrating thigh drive drills into our training classes which start at 7 years old is one strategy we use to improve mechanics and speed profiles in youth athletes. Training speed mechanics is no different than a basketball player practicing free throws from elementary school through college. The higher your level, the more dedicated you should become when honing all aspects of your athletic craft. Speed is a skill that you will not get from your coaches. It is something that must be sought out by an ....

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  • Why context is key in consumption of fitness media

    While working with a client the other day, someone walked up to me and showed me an Instagram reel asking me how to do a certain exercise in the reel. While it was nothing unsafe or impractical (here’s to you, Joel Seedman - don't do what he does); the fact that my brain instantly went to showing them a similar movement with different equipment that would more appropriately suit their needs/ability level was an indicator that this needs to be talked about. So, there’s a lot of fitness content on the internet. It is readily accessible and anyone can pay Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg a small fee to have a checkmark next to their name when they regurgitate whatever ....

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  • 5 Tips for Finding the Right Personal Trainer

    Today, it seems like everyone is a personal trainer or life coach. There has been an increase of $2.8 billion in life coaching certifications since 2019 and the personal training industry is projected to grow 39% by 2030.One-on-one training should be tailored to your goals. However, your goals need to be realistic and the person you are working with needs to have a ‘big-picture’strategy to get you to your goals. If you are trying to make big changes in your physique you ideally need to train more than once a week. However, adding a personal trainer to a group class workout regiment is an affordable way to make your program more robust without the cost of a personal ....

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  • Easy Anti-Rotation Exercises for Youth Athletes

    Core training has a fad-like popularity in the US. Despite the number of insta-fit mentions which is about 500+K today, core strength and mobility should be integrated into every workout. Anti-rotation exercises are being featured everywhere. If you work with athletes, anti-rotation movements must be incorporated into all training sessions. Anti-rotation exercises can greatly improve the ability to accelerate and decelerate through multiple directions . Whether you are a baseball player or a swimmer, it is important to include performance movement with the appropriate resistance in an omni-planar fashion. These exercises will enhance power, reduce injury and core strength. Here ....

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  • Strength & Speed for Baseball Players

    Jim Palmer, played 19 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles. He made his major league player debut at 19 years in 1965. After one year in rotation, the Orioles won the World Series. As a young player, Palmer would finish his season and then go back to his other day job- folding clothes! In the late 1990s, baseball player salaries started to increase. In 2012, the average major league salary was just over $3.2 million, today it is $4.9 million.This increase in salary for baseball players has motivated them to become an all-year round athlete. Even though the season comes to an end, training should not! Baseball is a sport that is known for long-standing traditions and I believe is partly ....

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  • Speed & Jump Training for Basketball Players

    Basketball is a game of inches. Like all sports, speed kills , and faster is better! Speed matters when playing defense and offense. Players with more speed are simply able to make more plays... so maybe it is time to do something about that! No matter how high of a level you play, speed and jump mechanics matter. As a basketball player continues at higher and higher levels, it becomes evident the having amazing fundamentals can make a huge difference when you don't play your best game. A faster player coming off a screen, is more likely to hit that 3 over the outstretched hands of a defender. A faster player running the floor, is more likely to get that transition layup or ....

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  • Anti-Rotation Exercises for. Youth Athletes

    Anti-rotation exercises prevent the spine from rotation or twisting, which is especially important for your lower back. Whether your athlete is a rotation based athlete or not, core trainingshould include anti-rotation and rotation based exercises. Core muscles are supposed to brace your spine for stability. The core needs to be trained in multiple ranges of motions and anti-motion. The t horacic spine (middle of your spine) needs to be trained for mobility as it should allow for up to 70 degrees of rotation or 6 to 9 degrees per segment. This video gives you several exercises for anti-rotation. These movements are great for youth athletes. At the end of hte video you ....

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  • In-Season Training, an evidence-based breakdown

    In-season training. I just lost the attention of the majority of high school coaches (and unfortunately some college ones). But why ? It's simple really, most people don’t trust things they don’t understand fully and most coaches are knowledgeable in their respective sports, but lack some strength and conditioning knowledge. So let’s break it down. Before you (and rightfully so at this point) disregard this with a “who is this guy”, I figure I should introduce myself. I spent two years as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach as well as an additional 5 years coaching privately. In that time frame, teams I have coached have won 19 conference ....

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  • The Value of Sparta Science Force Plate Scan

    What is a force plate? A force plate is a device used to measure the forces exerted on the ground by human body. Sparta’s force plate software is used to quickly predict, diagnose and prescribe personalized plans that reduce physical limitations and improve injury resilience. How do we use this information? Gives a holistic view of performance. We transform the data into actionable insights to improve how an athlete should adjust training to maximize performance and address vulnerabilities. Utilize the force plate data along with an athlete’s play history to guide a train smarter for an honest injury mitigation strategy. Call us to book your ....

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