It can be discouraging to athletes when a tear or rupture of the Achilles tendon occurs. But even if surgery is required, there is a silver-lining knowing that there are some tried-and-true protocols to follow that can get athletes back to pre-injury performance. Take control of the rehabilitation process by following these simple protocols:
Learn how to use the Body Oxygen Level Test (BOLT) to improve your aerobic fitness and monitor your recovery. Here is a video of John, one of our professional basketball players, talking about his experience with using the BOLT. John was able to get his BOLT Score over 50. When engaged in high-level sport or […]
If supplementation with creatine monohydrate reduces Total Antioxidant Status, should we reconsider how we recommend its use to team sport athletes? Creatine is one of the most well-researched performance supplements in the world. Aside from its clear benefits to performance, it also has data proving its efficacy for infants and seniors for treating certain cognitive/neurological disorders. […]
I think young athletes and their parents would be happy to learn that beginning a strength training program can result in significant weight gain for both girls and boys. This post will detail the mechanisms by which we at AXIS Performance + Training have seen increases in bodyweight between 20lbs and 50lbs in a typical span of twelve to twenty-four months. We will explore this topic with a mix of anecdotal experience as well as what we know from the scientific literature.
The role of asymmetry in “sport-specific” training. In strength & conditioning we have something that we call the Two-to-One method. It is a method that seeks to balance the strength between each pair of limbs by performing twice the amount of work on the arm or leg that is weakest. As an example, if your […]
Try these proven supplemental approaches to optimize the health of your tissues. Remember, athletes who stay injury free get more play time and ultimately, make more money. It isn’t just about foam rolling, mobility, or flexibility. It’s also about having the right stuff in your blood to repair muscle and connective tissues from damage inherent to training
Water is one of the most versatile tools athletes can use in their daily quest to augment performance and achieve longer, more fulfilling careers. As such, there is more than one way to drink it. Let's talk about some of the ways that you can drink water to make it do more for your body.
The simplest solution to this problem is to perform heavy throws. Throws help to counter the effect that the lats and erectors have on the pelvis by building enough fast-twitch tone in the glutes and abdominals to normalize the position of the hips and combat anterior pelvic tilt.