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Power Development for Athletes: Improving Explosiveness

He-Man has the power.  So does Snap and Nintendo.  Now it’s your turn to have the power! It’s time for a science lesson!  What is Power?  Power (P) is the rate at which energy is transferred, used, or transformed (scientifically, P = Force x Velocity).  The most important neuromuscular function in athletics is the ability …

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Approaches to improving your training – Derek Arledge, CSCS

It’s time for another guest blog on cATalyzing ATs!  This time, we are dropping knowledge courtesy of my friend and former classmate Derek Arledge, CSCS.  D and I go back 19 years, as fellow alums of Penn State University Kinesiology.  Derek is a strength and conditioning coach who is the founder and owner of TEEM …

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Got Glutes? (Part 2 – strengthening exercises)

Hopefully prior to reading this, you’ll have performed the three quick “glute assessment” tests from Got Glutes (Part 1).   If you’ve got test-passing buns of steel, awesome!  (But still do these exercises – work them into your regular program for maintenance). However, if you had trouble “passing” any of the three glute tests, now we …

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Benefits of exercising while pregnant

Soon-to-be-mommies listen up!  Here’s a “guest blog” just for you!  This week cATalyzing ATs is bringing some knowledge compliments of Ms. Patra Acquaviva, MS, CSCS.  Patra is a former strength and conditioning coach for Somerset Medical Center’s Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Center.  In addition to being an expert on exercise, Patra is also an amazing …

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A fitness-based approach to dominate the dance floor at your next party

Now, it is well known in my close circles that I can hold my own on the dance floor. I love to dance at weddings, especially when the scene is energized.  Not only do I find it extremely therapeutic, but it also burns a ton of calories – upwards of 400-600 kCals/hr!.  It doesn’t matter if …

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