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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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  • Personal Training in Leominster - Power Source Training Center - The Sleep & Athletic Performance Connection

    The Sleep & Athletic Performance Connection

    Imagine you are at your child's game and you see them make a perfect pass to a teammate in a tight space. You wonder how they had the vision to make such an incredible play. Or they anticipate a hit in a baseball or softball game, diving seemingly before the ball was in play to make an incredible catch. How do some athletes do this, while others seem to react slowly or miss obvious opportunities that you can see from the stands? There is a growing field of research being done on what creates great decision makers in all sports. And one of the more fascinating connections is the link between getting enough sleep and making smarter decisions in athletics. While there is still plenty ....

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  • Personal Training in Leominster - Power Source Training Center - How To Play Successfully At The Next Level

    How To Play Successfully At The Next Level

    Athletic development training and specialized sports coaching has totally changed the landscape of youth sports. It has shifted the balance of power as far as which schools succeed, which fail, and where the most college scholarships are awarded. This is the unspoken piece of the puzzle that so many sports parents are trying to come to grips with today. 'Why should we be doing even more?', 'What does this stuff even do?' are common and completely understandable questions I hear when we speak with sports parents for the first time. To answer those questions best, it helps to think of all kids playing sports as being grouped into 3 categories: 1. Doesn't Do Any Training Outside Of Team ....

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  • Personal Training in Leominster - Power Source Training Center - Breakfast Tips For Athletes

    Breakfast Tips For Athletes

    For those athletes who do not eat breakfast daily, it seems to be one of the hardest habits to change. Some are not hungry when they wake up. Others value sleeping a few minutes longer higher than eating. And yet it is such a critical meal for active people that it bears repeating (we've blogged about this before, and I'm sure you've heard it elsewhere) just how many benefits come from it. A good breakfast can:
    Lower your chances of getting sick
    Improve your muscle building capacity
    Help you stay leaner (true, studies have proven this many times)
    Speed up your recovery from games, practices and training
    Improve your mental clarity
    Improve your energy levels Literally everything you ....

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  • MEASURING SPEED POTENTIAL

    Making an athlete faster is a challenging task, but it is not impossible. There are many pieces that must come together for someone to be fast. They must have great strength in relation to their body weight, they must have excellent technique, and they also need to develop an almost spring-like effect in the muscles of their lower body. Of those skills, the one that sits at the foundation of it all is how physically powerful you are. Without this, none of the other skills will make a significant difference. Fortunately, measuring your power is pretty easy to do. And it will give you a sense of what your speed potential is right now. Here are two tests that correlate best with ....

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