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.

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...

Resisted Sled Training in Youth Athletes

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Resisted sprint training is the next wave of sprint performance training. The methods outlined here and also in the video allow the coach to be laser-focused on where the athlete's needs are and progr...

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...

The Importance of Evidence-led Strength Training in the Rebuild ATHlete Process: A Brief Literature Review

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By: ATH Director of Human Performance Frank Bourgeois, PhD

CAN RESISTANCE TRAINING IMPROVE MORE THAN MUSCULAR STRENGTH?

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By: ATH Athletic Performance Director Frank Bourgeois, PhD

The Effects of New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract on Sport Performance

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Written By: Melissa Harris, MS, University of Houston Dietetic Intern

Why Are Rest And Recovery So Important When Training?

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

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
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