September 23, 2013 // Category: Hammer Strength
The Fall 2013 Hammer Strength Sports Specific Clinics have been announced, with a line-up of key speakers providing top level lectures and instruction on strength and conditioning topics.
This fall’s clinics will be basketball, wrestling, baseball and lacrosse-specific. The clinics are focused on the sport and the functional training that helps these athletes excel at all levels. The speakers that are brought in are experts in their field and currently work with the athletes at the Collegiate, Pro and Private levels.
June 18, 2013 // Category: Fitness Advisor
It’s finally summer and adults and kids alike are hitting the court for a pick-up game of basketball with friends, neighbors or coworkers. Depending on the intensity of your game, basketball can be a great total body workout with all the benefits of a cardio session at the gym. You don’t have to be a pro to play, but there are a few things you can do to improve your game and get more out of court time.
Strength Training: Shooting the basketball involves chest and shoulder muscles. If you haven’t shot a ball in a few months your muscles will be talking after your first game. Start doing pushups on a regular basis to strengthen your shooting muscles. Begin with 10 and work up to 3 sets of 20 each day. If traditional pushups are too difficult, start on your knees and work up to performing them from a full plank position.