By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS “Eat 6 small meals every day…It will speed up your metabolism!” “Make sure to always eat a good breakfast…It will get your metabolism going!” We’ve all heard these lines before. We’ve probably all spoken these words to someone before, as well. I know I have. It makes sense, right?… Continue reading What’s the Deal With Intermittent Fasting?
By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS With Christmas only a few days away, many of us will find ourselves traveling to reunite with family and friends. With all the excitement that comes with the Holidays, our health can often be put on the back-burner for a week or two. We all know that between the… Continue reading Holiday Fitness and Travel Tips
By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS In response to my previous posts regarding how calories from certain foods affect the body, I’d like to answer a question that is often brought up: But if you eat more fat, won’t you get fat? I get it. It’s a hard concept to wrap our minds around. We’ve… Continue reading Eating Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat!
By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS “A calorie is a calorie.” “If I just workout hard enough to burn off the calories I eat, I can eat whatever I want and I won’t gain weight.” Sound familiar? The idea that all calories are created equally is one that stems from a German nutritionist in 1878.… Continue reading Calories are NOT Created Equal! (Part 2)
By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS The First Law of Thermodynamics is a version of the law of conservation of energy. It basically states that energy cannot be created nor destroyed. It can be transferred from one form to another, but the total energy of an isolated system remains constant. This is essentially how we… Continue reading Calories are NOT Created Equal! (Part 1)
By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS IF YOU WANT TO BE FAST, YOU MUST TRAIN FAST… Sometimes… Yesterday we discussed how training the aerobic energy system would be beneficial for baseball. And not just baseball, for almost any sport. Many people would argue that “if you train slow, you’ll be slow.” To which I’d reply… Continue reading Conditioning for Baseball: Part 2
By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS When we talk about athletes that LOOK like athletes, baseball players aren’t usually in the conversation. I will admit, some of the athletes I work with throughout the year look less like professional athletes and more like professional video game players. But… Continue reading Aerobic Training for Baseball
By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS If you missed yesterday’s post about the diaphragm muscle, check it out here: Anatomy Review: Diaphragm In summary, the diaphragm is a large, dome-shaped muscle that separates the abdominal cavity from the thoracic cavity. It’s primary role is in respiration, but in some cases it will also act as… Continue reading Diaphragmatic Breathing
By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS The diaphragm might be one of, if not, THE most important muscle in our body. But it is also a muscle that is neglected more often than not. It’s an afterthought in our training. We can’t see it, it’s tough for the average person to feel it, and a… Continue reading Anatomy Review: Diaphragm
By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS Yesterday we discussed the science behind taking a deload week during our training in hopes of making better progress. If you missed it, check it out here: https://skylerzarndt.com/2014/12/09/deloading-back-off-to-get-bigger-part-1/ For a quick overview, we NEED rest and recovery built into our training programs in order to maximize potential. We can’t always… Continue reading Deloading: Back Off to Get Bigger, Part 2