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January 2018 Blog Posts (9)

Can Your Vegan Athletes Match Their Meat-eating Competitors?

In the past couple of years, veganism has become very popular. It is not considered as a specific plant-based diet anymore but as a way of life, and becoming vegan means changing your life upside down and creating a new, healthy lifestyle. But is choosing veganism a good option for athletes and does it really give them enough strength to match their meat-eating competitors?

Over the last few years, more and…


Added by Victoria Lim on January 16, 2018 at 8:57am — 2 Comments

The Runner's Body

One book that I keep re-reading and referring to others is The Runner's Body by Tucker, Dugas, and Fitzgerald.   The title is a little deceptive although running is the premise for the book, the information contained is somewhat global.  To me, this is a must read for any…


Added by John Mikula on January 11, 2018 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Sports Fit?

What does it mean to be physically fit for your sport?  If you think you know, what are your references based off of?  Personal experience, got it from a book, learned from someone else, comes from a computer program?  Have you matched up the sources above with actual outcomes?

Shouldn't we, as coaches, be asking ourselves the simple question of "sports-fitness" over and over again and compare that to what we…


Added by John Mikula on January 11, 2018 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Differences in program design? Topic #80: Anatomical Adaptations vs. Hypertrophy for Sports #PowerofPeriodization <a href=""></a>

Differences in program design? Topic #80: Anatomical Adaptations vs. Hypertrophy for Sports #PowerofPeriodization

Added by Chris Morland on January 8, 2018 at 8:31pm — No Comments

My Coaching Journey Continues

January 2018 marks the beginning on my 49th year of coaching. It has been an adventure every step of the way – a journey of continual learning and discovery that started with Santa Barbara High School Track in 1969.

Coaching is craft that takes time to learn; you can never stop learning if you want to be good at your craft. You cannot learn to coach in a book, on the Internet or sitting in a lecture hall.…


Added by Vern Gambetta on January 8, 2018 at 7:20am — No Comments

Achievement Triangle

Added by Vern Gambetta on January 5, 2018 at 8:37am — No Comments

Two Great Sprinters

Two great sprinters died within weeks of each other in the fall of 2017. You would have be close to my age and a real track nut to know who they were. These two sprinters had a huge influence on my interest in speed and how to get people to run faster. Their best years came within a four-year span from 1961 to 1965. Both were small in stature, if you saw them in street clothes you would never guess they were world class athletes. Their small stature disguised…


Added by Vern Gambetta on January 4, 2018 at 6:34am — No Comments

Facility Closing - Equipment for Sale

We are closing one of our facilities come February and are looking to sell some of the extra equipment.  If interested, please contact Andrea Collier at

Item Quantity Est. Sale Price Total
Woodway ELG 1  $        4,000.00  $    4,000.00
Woodway Force 1  $       …

Added by Michael Reese on January 3, 2018 at 9:53am — No Comments

GAIN 2018 - Applications Open

This is the eleventh year of GAIN; it started 2007 with twelve attendees and four instructors and has grown to eighty attendees from all over the world and eighteen faculty. GAIN is a community of professional’s eager to learn and willing to share ideas and information. GAIN is not about more exercises, sets, reps and training methods it is about passionate people who pursue excellence with honesty, integrity and respect to make a difference in the lives of the…


Added by Vern Gambetta on January 2, 2018 at 7:20am — No Comments

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