Fred Fornicola

Fred Fornicola

 

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It’s time for us to make an effort to stop the vicious cycle of teen (and adult) obesity and encourage the future of our nation to take stock in themselves and their health.
It really irks me when I here of so many trainees and young athletes falling prey to the marketing lures of the countless supplement propaganda on the market.
We all understand the benefits of interval training at this point, and I prefer to do intervals on hills due to the reduction in compressive forces. Here's 2 examples of incline/hill workouts.
Young athletes are busy people, too, and sometimes finding the time for strength and cardio training can be hard. These workouts show how you can do both combined, and with effectiveness.
This eight-week plan outlines how to take build your youth athletes up to competition season or an upcoming event. Workout frequency, intensity, and exercise variety are all addressed.
Remembering the death of teen track star Arielle Newman got me thinking about how we coach our kids. We want them to succeed, but parents and coaches need to look at the bigger picture.
In my day sport-specific training meant something very different than it does today. What does it mean to train effectively for your sport? I'll tell you what works and what doesn't work - and why.
Popularized by bodybuilder Bob Gajda in the 1960s, PHA training has proven useful with kids. Its focus on NOT creating a pump keeps them enjoying exercise. Find out how it works and how to do it.
This is a 12-week conditioning program designed to get adolescent athletes ready for their sport. By being in better shape, they will play their sport better and be more likely to remain injury free.
Many parents and kids write physical education off as an unimportant class, but research shows P.E. not only helps your children's physical health, but it increases their learning ability as well.
Being overweight has an enormous impact on children, physically, mentally, and emotionally. What can we do to change the obesity trend? Here are 5 ideas you can implement with the kids in your life.