Do a simple google search on training during pregnancy, and you aren’t going to find a lot of substantial material. Sure, you will find plenty of articles telling you to walk or do yoga during pregnancy, but you will be hard-pressed to find articles on actually training during pregnancy. We are a sports performance gym; we focus on performance. We're going to walk through training during pregnancy and how you can legitimately train with "a bun in the oven". And by train, I mean lift heavy, play sports, go hiking, and stay strong.
Summer strength and conditioning is about to get rolling here at 1RM Performance. It’s time to let the masses know what’s new! If you’ve trained with us in the past, you know that our programming and our gym are constantly evolving and bringing our athlete's the most badass results they could ask for. Summer 2017 brings even more improvements and evolution of what 1RM Performance is and how we make our athletes better!
Speed Training Post Injury. Becoming the Athlete you were.
How do you get back to full speed after a serious lower body injury? The answer is relatively simple: restore ideal movement, improve strength relative to body mass, and then get explosive, really explosive. Following these three steps will take a little more than just going to your local 24 hour, but if you’re persistent, patient, and believe in the process, you’ll be very happy with what you find at the end of your journey.
To see this process in action, let’s look at one of our pro guys, Connor Hoffman, who is in the middle of the process right now at 1RM Performance.
The first thing I have learned as an intern at 1RM Performance: These Trainers Care.
The most caring trainers in San Diego are at 1RM Performance. I always knew Bobby and his staff cared very much about each individual athlete. Of course, until this summer, I had never seen them train anyone beside myself. It is now week three of my internship at 1RM performance, and I am amazed at how intently they train each athlete! They give all of their effort all the time. Literally. I have witnessed the same attitude and energy in the gym for a grade school girl at 10 AM as I have for a collegiate football player training at 8 PM. To me, that is called being passionate and loving what you do. Bobby and Melissa put their lives into this gym and it really shows.
Summer Training in San Diego at 1RM Performance
May is here and college athletes are returning. School is about to end, and things are about to get a little hectic at the gym! Needless to say this is my favorite time of the year. Training for athletes shift a little bit from managing stressors and adjusting programming based on practice schedules, to being the driving force of stressors. Training explodes and magic happens. But this doesn’t mean athletes are just thrown under the bar, loaded, and cranking away on reps. Quality is king, and in this article I’ll address how we get athletes cranking and running optimally during their summer training before school starts up again.
Why 1RM Performance, By Justin Page, a 5 year 1RM Performance Family member!
At the end of summer 2010 was my first encounter with Bobby Congalton. I was very impressed with him upon our first meeting, thinking something along the lines of “was this man hand-chiseled by the Greek Gods themselves?”
Testing Your Movement...Sandbagging Not Allowed
We spend hours training with the hopes that those changes that we make in the gym actually carryover in the sport. When athletes train on their own or are in other high stress situations, are they still using their improved movement capabilities? The answer might not be the obvious yes.
What is the Oblique Sling
What is the oblique sling, and how does it affect me as an athlete? Are you a baseball player and want to throw harder and hit the ball further? Or are you a volleyball player that wants to increase arm speed and hit harder? Or are you a quarterback that wants to throw with a little more mustard? Your ability to do so is dependent upon your ability to load and create length through your oblique sling. This sling is our bodies personal whip. Understanding how to use it is a insanely effective way to improve sport performance.
Effect of Groin (adductor) Tightness in Baseball Players
If you have ever played baseball, or really any rotational sport, you have experienced some type of groin pain. You have probably had tightness, you may have felt pulls, and you have lost time within your craft because of it. What most don’t know are the actual causes for the issues, the impact it has elsewhere in your body, and easy ways to relieve nagging groin issues. That’s where this article comes in!
Should Baseball Players Bench?
The classic question of whether or not baseball players should bench; I hear this question at least twice a week. My answer: yes and no. The answer is neither yes or no because there are a lot of people in this world (baseball, overhead athlete, non sport athletes…) that honestly shouldn’t bench. Why? because they don’t know to bench PROPERLY. I will go out on a limb and say anyone that doesn’t know how to bench shouldn’t bench, and anyone that knows how to bench properly should. Follow along as I lay to rest all the claims made against baseball players and benching.