Training, Fitness and Health Content From Industry Experts

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Fuel yourself with useful knowledge from our ATH team of industry experts. Our informative blog and social media accounts offer engaging content on topics including athlete performance training, nutrition, wellness and much more.

Creatine: What Is It And What Are The Potential Benefits? (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Written By: Hannah Cooper – Dietetic Intern, University of Florida

Sport Specific Training versus Sports Skills Training

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Written By: Damany Taylor, Senior Performance Coach overseeing Student ATHlete at ATH-North Houston Ty Hill, Senior Performance Coach overseeing Student ATHlete at ATH-Allen INTRODUCTION   In the worl...

Education Lab: From Rehab to Performance

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Below is a downloadable PDF from our October education lab topic cohosted with Memorial Hermann in Houston. If you were able to attend in person, thank you! We're always open to feedback and assisting...

What Are BCAAs? Should I Be Taking Them? (Infographic)

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Authors: Written By: Drew Defrancesco, Dietetic Intern with Memorial Hermann | Rockets Sports Medicine Institute Edited By: Brett Singer MS,RD,CSSD,LD Sports Dietitian with Memorial Hermann | Rockets ...

Is Collagen Good for Athletes?

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Authors: Written By Josh Kreifels MS,CISSN, Dietetic Intern, University of Houston (@josh.kreifels) Edited by Brett Singer MS, RD, CSSD, LD with Memorial Hermann | Rockets Sports Medicine Institute an...

Which is Better for Your Injury: Ice Therapy or Heat Therapy?

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Courtesy of Texas Health Resources. See original blog here.     Hard as it is to admit, we humans are prone to injury, and the more active we are, the likelier we are to hurt ourselves at one point or...

Measuring an Athlete’s Jump Capabilities

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Written by: Mark Pryer, Senior Applied Performance Coach   Key Points: Quantifying jump testing through force plates is a simple way to parse out metrics (such as Reactive Strength Index–or RSI) that ...

How Strength Training Methods Can Increase Throwing Speed for Baseball Players

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Authors: Trey Job, Senior Director of Sports Science and Coach Development and Mark Pryer, Senior Applied Performance Coach    For baseball players, having a strong arm capable of throwing hard is a k...

Menthol: An athletic Performance Enhancing Cooling Method

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Written by: Katie Kuhlmann MS – Dietetic Intern, University of Houston Edited by: Brett Singer MS,RD,CSSD,LD – Sports Dietitian, Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute   Key Points: If you...

How to Eat for Daily Exercise

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Written by: By Monica Bearden, RD, LD, CSSD, Sports Dietitian, Houston Methodist   As we get ready to kick off our transformation Be Someone Challenge in May, we tapped into our nutrition partners to ...

Creatine Supplementation for Adults 55+

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Written by: Aaron Riviere, Dietetic Intern Texas A&M University Edited by: Brett Singer MS,RD,CSSD,LD; Sports Dietitian Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute   SUMMARY: Creatine Monohydra...

Avoiding Common Spring Sports Injuries

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Courtesy of Texas Health Resources. See original blog here.     There’s nothing like getting back outside in the sunshine after winter starts to fade and spring bursts into bloom. High school and coll...

Pick-up Acceleration Sprint Research: Laying the Groundwork

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By: Mark Pryer, Senior Applied Performance Coach   Summary: Sprint research has to this point been limited to a non-moving start, and how field sport athletes are trained is often similar to a track a...

Nicole Vogt - Olympic Athlete Testimonial

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Check out this review of our Next Level ATHlete training program from Nicole Vogt, Team USA Women's Winter Olympics Bobsled Athlete. Learn how Nicole preps for bobsled season, hear tips on how to buil...

CJ Wall - Next Level ATHlete Testimonial

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Check out this review of our Next Level ATHlete training program from CJ Wall, Defensive Back for the Princeton Tigers. Good luck this season CJ! Thank you for trusting ATH with your training goals. 

A Deeper Look into Hydrogel with Gastric Emptying

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Written By: Lakin Steedly – Dietetic Intern, University of Houston Edited By: Brett Singer MS, RD, CSSD, LD Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute This blog will discuss: Why it is importa...

How to Train Like an Olympian — Even If You’re Not One

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Athlete Training and Health experts, who coach athletes we will see compete for gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, offer tips anyone can use to up their game.

The Scoop On Citrulline

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Written By: Ashley Gunderson – Dietetic Intern University of Houston 

Jump Training the ATH Way

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Written By: ATH Director of Human Performance Frank Bourgeois, PhD and ATH Performance Coach Natalia Marthinson

REDEFINING THE LONG-TERM ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT MODEL

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By: ATH Director of Human Performance Frank Bourgeois, PhD

What is a Video Gait Analysis and How can it Benefit your Run?

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Written by: Karly Mendez-Huebel, Human Performance Specialist at IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute

ARE MULTIDIRECTIONAL JUMP TESTS GOOD PREDICTORS OF CHANGE OF DIRECTION PERFORMANCE?

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By: ATH Athletic Performance Director Frank Bourgeois, PhD

Warming Up the ATH Way: RAMP Warm Up

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By Former ATH Athletic Performance Director Frank Bourgeois, PhD; Performance Coach Aubrey Carroll, BS; and Performance Coach Mac Graham, CSCS

Why Are Rest And Recovery So Important When Training?

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By: ATH Performance Coaches Aubrey Carroll, BS, and Mac Graham, CSCS

Official Training Partner of the Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club

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Why Early Specialization of Sport Is Bad For Young Athletes

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Early Specialization of Sport: Injury Risks and Long Term Athletic Development By: ATH Performance Coaches Shane Cronin & Victoria Scott

How to Elevate Your Soccer Game

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Athletes in all sports need fundamental exercises that combine strength, power, and movement training to help them excel in their sport. Combining an athlete's strength and movement can aid them in ac...

Meet Athlete Training + Health Athletic Performance Director Chris Slocum

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Where did you go to school or get your training? 

The Dangers of Returning to Play Too Soon

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Written By: Texas Health Resources, Sports Medicine. See original post here. Edited by: Athlete Training and Health

How To Make Your New Year's Resolution Stick

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Did you know that 80% of New Year's resolutions fail by February? Want to avoid becoming a statistic and set yourself up for success this time around?    The key may lie in starting your fitness routi...

Sleep and Athletic Performance in the NBA

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Written By: Kylie McKenzie, Dietetic Intern with Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute  Edited By: Brett Singer MS, RD, CSSD, LD with Memorial IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute  
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