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  • Personal Training in Leominster - Power Source Training Center - New! Drop In Speed & Agility Classes

    New! Drop In Speed & Agility Classes

    Starting April 6th, Power Source will adapt our weekend schedule to run separate 45-minute Speed & Agility clinics for both Middle School & High School athletes throughout the spring. There is no commitment to attend anything other than the single session, and it is open to both members and non-members alike. Classes will focus on the following:
    Enhancing both acceleration and top speed mechanics, using video analysis and simple but effective technique training. MOST IMPORTANT FOR: Baseball/Softball/Football/Lacrosse/Track (short distance/jumps)/Field Hockey/Soccer

    Teaching safer & faster cutting skills MOST IMPORTANT FOR: Football/Lacrosse/Ice ....

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  • Personal Training in Leominster - Power Source Training Center - Simple Training Tip For Baseball Pitchers

    Simple Training Tip For Baseball Pitchers

    As the sports landscape continues to gravitate towards developing bigger, faster, and more powerful athletes, occasionally some older ideas get tossed to the side that still play a big role in success. For athletes who need to throw for accuracy, most notably baseball pitchers, one of those neglected skills is being able to balance on one leg. The pitching motion, as you can see in this video , puts you in a single leg balance position for most of the movement. An elite pitcher who has great control is the one who can repeat the exact same movements in their delivery just about every single time they throw a pitch. And what about the pitcher who struggles to balance on one leg? ....

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  • Personal Training in Leominster - Power Source Training Center - Why Heel Striking When Sprinting Is A Serious Problem For Athletes

    Why Heel Striking When Sprinting Is A Serious Problem For Athletes

    One of the more common sprinting errors we see in athletes who post slower sprint times is the habit of landing on their heels when they hit top speed. To a parent watching their child in the stands, this can be seen rather easily and quite clearly does not look fast or athletic. But why exactly is this an issue? And can it be corrected?
    Problems Stemming From Heel-Striking At Top Speed
    The issue is three-fold: 1. It requires more energy to sprint, dipping into your conditioning reserves 2. It redistributes forces into the wrong muscles/joints, raising the risk of injury 3. It leaves you on the ground for too long, causing you to run slower A heel-strike landing has your foot ....

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  • Personal Training in Leominster - Power Source Training Center - 4 Ways To Develop Strong & Healthy Shoulders

    4 Ways To Develop Strong & Healthy Shoulders

    With baseball and softball seasons just around the corner, the subject of shoulder health takes on a little more sense of urgency in the athletic world. It's not just pitchers that can have serious dysfunction, though. A lot of people who strength train run into shoulder pain at some point in their lives. If you are one of them, you know how much it can impair your ability to function in simple, everyday tasks. With the shoulder joint being designed for movement, it is naturally more unstable than other joints in your body. Athletic movements that strain or impact the shoulder area, and poorly designed workout programs can create havoc in there. Of course there are best practices you ....

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  • Personal Training in Leominster - Power Source Training Center - Athletes: Find Your Limiting Factor

    Athletes: Find Your Limiting Factor

    For 99% of athletes, there will come a day when you move up to a higher level of play and find yourself struggling more than you used to. You may feel a step slow, or the game strategy is a bit over your head. Perhaps injuries begin to mount up, or you're getting pushed around by more physical players. Whatever the reason, for most of you that day is coming. And when it arrives, will you be prepared to overcome the challenge? To put yourself in the greatest position to succeed at the next level of your sport, you need to be honest with yourself about what you most need to work on most, your limiting factor, and begin hammering away at improving that today. Nothing can get in the ....

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  • Personal Training in Leominster - Power Source Training Center - Are Tomatoes & Whole Wheat Actually BAD For You?

    Are Tomatoes & Whole Wheat Actually BAD For You?

    It is hard to keep up with the changing world of nutrition advice, because the pace of new knowledge coming into the field is so rapid. Not to mention, there are many false paths along the way. (Anyone remember the grapefruit diet?) That said, there is a book called 'The Plant Paradox', by Dr. Steven Gundry, that is already spinning the nutrition world on its head yet again. To simplify a very complex topic, Dr Gundry states that the following foods, among many others, are unhealthy:
    Tomatoes & Cucumbers (unless you peel them and remove seeds)
    Whole Wheat
    Most cheeses
    Fruit that is out of season To once again paraphrase a very complex topic, the reasoning is that these foods ....

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  • Personal Training in Leominster - Power Source Training Center - A Simple Yet Powerful Way To Lose Weight & Gain Energy

    A Simple Yet Powerful Way To Lose Weight & Gain Energy

    It's winter, and for many the energy levels can drag this time of year. And it's the beginning of a new year, a time when it is common seek changes to the health habits that have caused us problems in the past. Too often the solutions seem like great ideas at first, but the extra effort involved in making big changes can wear us down to the point that weeks from now it's all a distant memory. But what if the change you made this year was simple? And cheap? And it actually worked? This year, your health and nutrition goal can be as straightforward as this - stop snacking. Eat 2 meals per day if you're an adult, and 3 if you're a kid in your growth years. Yup, it's time to get back ....

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  • Personal Training in Leominster - Power Source Training Center - Holiday Schedule Changes

    Holiday Schedule Changes

    Please note the following changes to our regular class schedules for the holiday period of December 24th thru January 1: MONDAY, DECEMBER 24
    7:00 AM
    . Adult Group Fitness 9:00 AM.
    Youth Speed, Strength & Conditioning 10:30 AM.
    Youth Speed, Strength & Conditioning NO EVENING CLASSES

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25
    CLOSED

    WEDNESDAY, DEC 26, THURSDAY, DEC 27 & FRIDAY, DEC 28
    All regular class times PLUS 10:00 AM Youth Speed, Strength & Conditioning.

    SATURDAY, DEC 29 & SUNDAY, DEC 30

    All regular class times (9 AM - 1 PM)

    MONDAY, DECEMBER 31
    7:00 AM
    . Adult Group Fitness 9:00 AM.
    Youth Speed, Strength & Conditioning 10:30 AM. ....

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  • Personal Training in Leominster - Power Source Training Center - Knee Injury Prevention Checklist

    Knee Injury Prevention Checklist

    If you are involved in athletics - as a coach, parent or athlete - you are certain to know of at least one player dealing with a knee injury. The issues range from general aching and soreness all the way up to full ligament tears. Most knee injuries require lengthy rehabilitation, potential surgery, and no guarantee you'll fully return to playing level you displayed before the problem began. In short, no one wants knee injuries. The bad news is you cannot 100% protect yourself from a knee injury. Sports is too chaotic and one wrong move can spell doom. The good news is there are a lot of ways you can drastically lower your chances of having any sort of knee problem at all. At our ....

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  • Personal Training in Leominster - Power Source Training Center - Eggs - To Eat Or Not To Eat?

    Eggs - To Eat Or Not To Eat?

    (image courtesy of www.ketogenicsupplementreviews.com/ ) There is no better representative of how crazy nutrition information has made us for the last few decades than the way we view eggs as a health food. Just look at this simplified summary. Up through the 1980's it was assumed that eggs were a nutritious, filling, and easy way to eat breakfast. Then we lear n ed about cholesterol, and eggs suddenly became the main suspect in the rising heart disease statistics. Except we realized we were missing out on a great protein source, so we were told eggs were healthy after all but only if you separate the egg white from the yolk (a tedious and ....

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