1. 4 Reflections on Soccer

    Strength and conditioning needs to be implemented when they are young.  Be patient. The strength training and nutrition counseling has to start early.  For example, one of my top German students Daniel Knebel, using my methodology, did it with Oliver Husing who I coached from U17 and who has signed a pro contract with Werder Bremen this season.  He also help Biran Behrend go from HSV U17 to Rap…Read More

  2. Fastest way to Improve Quality of Play in Soccer

    With the soccer World Cup going full blown in Brazil, it amazes me how the quality of the game has not reached its full potential because of the poor levels of strength and conditioning worldwide.  If you look at pro sports, soccer is still in the dark ages in terms of optimal strength and conditioning levels.  American soccer and ice hockey are at least 40 years ahead of them in terms of proper…Read More

  3. When To Strength Train Young Athletes

    by Moritz Klatten, Champ Performance, Hamburg, Germany The benefits and risks of having young soccer players lift weights There is no question that weight training will make soccer players better. It will enable them to run faster, jump higher, and kick harder. It will also help reduce the risk of injuries and get soccer players back on the field faster should an injury occur. One question that i…Read More

  4. Sports Performance Training at BPC

    Sports performance training is a great way to improve as an athlete. For any athlete who wants to enhance speed, strength, agility, mobility, and their overall performance, sports training may be something to consider. At Bystol Performance Center, we love athletes, and we love helping them reach their full potential. Sports and athletes are forever changing, forever improving, and the competition…Read More

  5. Foods to Eat Before and After a Workout For Best Results

    You finally decided to go to a personal trainer to achieve those fitness goals that just seem out of reach. Personal trainers are supposed to help you, and so far it is working—you are seeing improvement in your workouts, feeling better, and looking better too! But there is still something that seems to be working against you. It may be what you are eating and when. Even if you are on a diet, th…Read More

  6. How to Avoid Sport Injuries

    As a competitive athlete, injuries are just another part of the game. You realize your chances of getting injured are high, especially in full contact sports. Every part of your body, every bone, muscle, and ligament is at risk of getting injured every time you play the game you love. To avoid injuries, you need to pay attention to how you are treating your body both on and off the field. Here are…Read More

  7. The Difference Between Personal Training and Sports Performance Training

    While both personal trainers and sports performance trainers work to improve a client's physical health, there are some slight differences between the two that can make selecting one over the other the right decision for you. Personal Training Personal trainers help you get the job done faster. Based on your goals, they help set a plan for you to best get those goals achieved. Personal trainers wi…Read More

  8. How Personal Fitness Coaches Help You Reach Your Goals

    We’ve all heard it, and probably have said it, many times before, “new year, new me,” but how often is that actually the case? Many of these “new me” comments aim towards things like money saving, relationships, career goals, and fitness goals. For the first few weeks of the new year most people stick with their goals, being strict with themselves and pushing to reach their goals. But th…Read More

  9. Simple Tips to Stay Active Throughout the Day

    It is hard staying active, especially with your busy schedule. When are you supposed to fit a workout in when you are rushing kids to school, rushing to work, picking the kids up from school and bringing them to multiple activities, rushing back home, starting dinner, getting the kids ready for bed, and having some time to relax yourself at the end of the day? It is hard to find time. But you can …Read More

  10. They are simply the best!

    I am a 55 year old orthopaedic surgeon, handball player and sports junkie. About 6 years ago I started developing minor back issues probably from all the years of performing surgery in an upright position. I tried varying my workouts to help strengthen my back but that did not seem to work. I then tried various yoga, and Pilates instructors and other personal trainers but that did not help either.…Read More