Brian spoke at the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Michigan State Clinic last weekend. The topic was about barefoot training and how it can be helpful for training.
New at Advantage Strength, The Gibbon Slackrack portable slackline. We don’t just lift things up and put them down. We find ways to challenge your athleticism! Learn more about Slacklining at: http://www.gibbonslacklines.com Also check out this fun video from the 2010 GIBBON Slackline Contest at ISPO:
We will be closed Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. Have a great holiday and we’ll see you on Tuesday!
In Nutrition: Part 1, we touched on several issues that make nutrition a confusing subject for many families and athletes in the US. Issues like relentless marketing of diet aids, foods that are engineered to be addictive, and processed foods have led the country to a deplorable state of health, leaving many of us to […]
I wrote this as a response to several parents asking me for advice on how to fuel their young athletes in a healthy way. We all need a certain number of carbs, protein, and fat, but I can’t claim to have specific answers regarding how many grams of each to consume (experts have found that […]
We believe the human body is built to perform. When functioning properly, our bodies are capable of some amazing things. Consider our design… we have evolved (or were created, depending on your religious position) to walk upright, giving us an endurance advantage over our “earlier models,” and we have 6 different types of joints located […]
The short answer…no. There has been a recent explosion in the popularity of the CrossFit training mentality. Gyms are popping up all over because of the relatively simple space and equipment requirements. Trainers are getting themselves certified (or in some cases, skipping this step), finding some open warehouse space, grabbing a few clients and away […]
There was a period of time after college that I viewed being a pro athlete as a way to buy time before getting a “real” job. Don’t get me wrong, it was an amazing experience and it afforded me a number of opportunities I would not have otherwise had, but early in my career I […]
Recently at Advantage Strength and Conditioning, we adapted our Cross Training model to create more opportunities for athletes to come together to compete in a low stress, highly active environment. This change came after a parent recently mentioned to me how rare it is to see the kids in his neighborhood getting together after school […]
Athletics is a small scale representation of life. There are valuable lessons to learn in the areas of accountability, responsibility, communication, perseverance, confidence, leadership, teamwork, and a dozen other characteristics that apply not only to sport, but also to daily life. The beauty of athletics is that when it comes to these lessons, it is […]
This article was brought to my attention by a colleague, and it turns out to be a great follow-up to our Responsible Strength and Conditioning Practices post. The article was written by Sean Skahan for hockeystrengthandconditioning.com. Sean is the strength coach for the Anaheim Ducks of the NHL, and shares our mentality regarding appropriate training […]
The need for intelligent, responsible strength and conditioning practices is greater now than ever before. We are seeing a growing trend away from three sport athletes to athletes who play three or even four seasons of one sport every year. The desire for a crack at the major leagues in an athlete’s chosen sport has […]
Hello all, and welcome to Advantage Strength and Conditioning, Ann Arbor’s newest athlete training facility. Thank you all for your interest. We want to use this opportunity to introduce ourselves and explain a bit about our training philosophy and goals for our clients. ASC is owned and operated by Brian Sipotz and David Rohlfs. David […]