Friday, October 17, 2008

Does Your Warm-up Do THIS?

Hello Everyone,

I few posts back I spoke about the mental benefits of a quality warm-up. At the end of this month I will be speaking at Akron General's Coaches Clinic for local area high school sport coaches. The topic of discussion, Active-Dynamic Warm-ups.

The coaches in attendance on Wednesday, October 29 at the West Facility (4125 Medina Road, Akron, OH 44333) will learn how to achieve these physiological benefits for their athletes.

Want to better prepare your athletes for practices and games? There's still time to register for the Coaches Clinic, give 330-344-4115 a call.

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tip #2: Can't say "can't"

Hello Everyone!

At AGMC Sports Performance we really push the limits of the body and mind. By safely working at higher intensities athletes can reach levels of performance they never dreamed of. That's why when the mind thinks it can't go any further, our coaching staff doesn't allow the athlete to say, "I can't...".

You mind can powerfully influence your body and belief in yourself can help you reach your goals.

So the next time your struggling at something and think/say, "I can't", stop that negative thought and think/say "I'll try".

You're only limited by your mind!

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Tip #1: Mental Warm-up

Hello Everyone!

Here at AGMC's Sports Performance we spend about 20 minutes warming up our athletes via an active-dynamic warm-up. It serves many physiological purposes such as increasing body temperature and increasing mobility of the muscles and joints, but there is also a mental purpose to the warm-up.

Your warm-up is your time to...


It's your time to transition from being a student, being a worker, being whatever you are outside of the gym, and transition to an athlete that is focused on your goals and understands that the workout ahead can help you achieve them.

No matter how much time you spend on your warm-up, it should serve the purpose of getting you prepared mentally for the challenges ahead.

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart