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.

Training Youth Athletes: ATH's Student ATHlete Training Philosophy

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Training Youth ATHletes: ATH's Student Athlete Training Philosophy

Maintaining PreSeason Momentum During The Season

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In-Season Training - Maintaining Pre-Season Momentum During The Season

Why You Should Incorporate Functional Fitness Into Your Workout Routine

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Why You Should Incorporate Functional Fitness into Your Workout Routine In recent years, the fitness industry has shifted its focus from traditional gym workouts to functional fitness. Functional fitn...

Using SMART Goals to Measure Training Progress

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Written By: Mark Pryer, Senior Applied Performance Coach INTRODUCTION In this blog, we'll take a look at how ATH uses a SMART goal approach to set and evaluate the training and goal progress for every...

Snow Day Workout For Adults

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FREEZE FIT WORKOUT! Here is a workout you can get in at home while you're snowed in. Stay warm ATHletes! RAMP (Warm Up) R: Jumping Jacks 2 sets 10 reps High Knees 2 sets 10 reps (each leg) Butt Kicks ...

Snow Day Workouts For Student ATHletes

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Here are some workouts you can get in at home while you're snowed in! Below are two workouts for our Student ATHlete (ages 8-18). Stay warm ATHletes!

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 world ...

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 ano...

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 Monohydrate...

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...

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 collegia...

Exercise Recovery: Why It's Important & 3 Tips for Doing It Right

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Courtesy of Katie McCallum and Houston Methodist. View the original blog post here. Some people dread exercise. Other people crave it. Then there are the athletes who exercise for a living. Regardless...

High Energy Snacks For Youth Athletes

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Written By: Brett Singer MS, RD, CSSD, LD with Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute

Meet ATH-North Performance Coach Whitney Church

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“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

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

Organic Foods – Worth the Extra Green?

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Written By: Christina Curry King MS,RD,CSSD,LD with Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute

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

What is a Lactate Threshold Test?

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

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

Getting Back into shape? How to prevent injury

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Abby Drexler is a contributing writer and media specialist on behalf of Texas Orthopedics. She was a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Meet ATH-North Houston Athletic Performance Director Trey Job

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"Helping others succeed and come closer to their goals gives you a type of joy that can be felt."

Static Versus Dynamic Stretching During The Warm Up – What's All The Fuss?

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By: ATH Athletic Performance Director Frank Bourgeois, PhD

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

The Age-Old Question: How Many Minutes of Exercise Do I Need Each Day?

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By: Former ATH Forever ATHlete Manager Victoria Scott MS, CSCS and Former ATH Sports Performance Coach Francisco Tellez BS

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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