Neck Pain – Caused by My Breathing?

Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS For those of us with “tight” necks, we all know the struggle.  It feels like we carry all of our stress in our necks, and there isn’t anything we can do about it. We wake up – stiff neck.  We sit at our computer during the day – stiff neck.… Continue reading Neck Pain – Caused by My Breathing?

What’s the Deal With Intermittent Fasting?

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?

Holiday Fitness and Travel Tips

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

Conditioning for Baseball: Part 2

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

Aerobic Training for Baseball

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

Diaphragmatic Breathing

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

Deloading: Back Off to Get Bigger, Part 2

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