TWIST PERFORMANCE + WELLNESS BLOG

To Coach or Not to Coach….. (We Prefer Coach)

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Comedian Steven Wright once said, ”There is a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.” – Steven Wright There is a similar line between training athletes and coaching them. In today’s world of Youtube and social media, any personal trainer with a rudimentary knowledge of exercise and human anatomy can design a strength training workout or design a boot camp class that makes their athletes/clients work hard, however, the goal of a professional strength and conditioning coach is to teach athletes how to move and execute drill properly and, more importantly, to work smart….

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Choose Better!

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No one WANTS to be overweight; yet I see -INSERT FAST FOOD RESTAURANT NAME HERE- bags lying on the ground in every public parking lot. Not only did someone choose to eat this crap over healthier options, they also couldn’t take 15 seconds to get off their A**es and put it in the trash.   No one WANTS to be unhealthy yet I am shocked by how often I still see (and smell) smoke rising outside of every public building (including schools and arenas), along every sidewalk and I regularly watch sparks fly out of car windows as still lit…

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Don’t Just Make the Team; Make the Team Better

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Whether it is a Hockey team, Chess team or Corporate team, being a team player is not just about making the cut, it is about being prepared and doing whatever it takes to keep learning, and keep get better in as many areas as possible every day. Creating a positive team culture starts with attitude. Imagine if everyone came in to the dressing room, field, gym or office focused and positive every day. Every team is better when skill, attitude, character and goals are all in alignment. The attributes each person brings to the table offers a unique opportunity to…

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March Is Nutrition Month

March Is National Nutrition Month!

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There’s nothing like an official month to make us pay attention There are some pretty special official days throughout the year but nutrition is just that important that it gets a whole month dedicated to it.  March is National Nutrition Month so do pay attention, you’re going to get a lot of great information sliding your way over the next few weeks.  You also need to put your critical thinking cap on because there will be a lot of misinformation coming your way too.  This isn’t with bad intent, people are passionate about health and want to spread the word,…

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#Because, the Season 2018

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#BecausetheSeason by Jeff Roux B.P.E.; CSCS; TSCC-Gold                        “The difference between excellence & mediocrity, is commitment.” – Unknown – Hockey players in Canada have the best opportunity for seasonal development. The off-season arrives as spring merges with summer, school ends, and this creates the perfect combination of time and opportunity for physical and mental preparation for the start of the season. Strength and conditioning coaches are blessed with the perfect laboratory of training as we have a chance to create programs and put together drills within this almost perfect vacuum…

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