sports performance

CDSF Sports Performance Open House Presentations

CDSF Sports Performance Open House Presentations

Download presentation slides from Capital District Sport and Fitness’ Inaugural Sports Performance Open House featuring Samantha Sirani, Samantha Arnold, Dan Jones, & Mike Sirani.

In-Season Baseball Training: Face Pull with External Rotation

In-Season Baseball Training: Face Pull with External Rotation

Two ways in-season training can benefit you and keep you healthy, and on the field, is by maintaining strength and keeping your mobility in check.
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It’s always a win when you can find exercises that do both. Here’s the Face Pull with External Rotation.

What is Capital District Sport and Fitness?

What is Capital District Sport and Fitness?

It’s official. I’m moving back to Upstate New York and will be opening Capital District Sport and Fitness this spring. Creating CDSF has been many years in the works and is something I’ve envisioned since I first stepped into the weight room as a skinny high school freshman back in 2004. I truly believe the gym is one of the most powerful environments there is to promote change. What I used to think of as a place that exists solely to improve your aesthetics and strength now means much more to me.

Modifying Traditional Barbell Lifts for Overhead Athletes

Modifying Traditional Barbell Lifts for Overhead Athletes

No one has ever gotten weaker from bench pressing, barbell overhead pressing, or back squatting. But many have been injured and have experienced setbacks from incorrectly performing or programming these lifts. When training with these exercises, an injury is most likely to occur for at least one of these four reasons:

  • Incorrect Technique
  • Poor Mobility
  • Too Much Volume in the Gym (Too many sets & reps)
  • Too Much Volume from Activities Outside of the Gym

The goal of this article is to educate you on why the overhead athlete is more susceptible to encounter injury from bench pressing, barbell overhead pressing, and back squatting. Once you understand the reasoning for avoiding these exercises, we’ll cover three exercises you should be performing instead that’ll allow you train similar muscles, while keeping your joints in safer positions.

3 Ways to Improve Your Box Jump Technique

3 Ways to Improve Your Box Jump Technique

Box jumps are a great way to train lower body power. Even though there is an extensive number of variations of this exercise it is usually seen early in an exercise program because it can easily be regressed, and teaches good landing mechanics and force absorption. Both of which will keep you healthy while on the field or in the gym.

Unfortunately, many of us are not able to achieve all of the benefits of the box jump because of a lack of proper technique. Often times this is due to three reasons: