Training

Great article on Johan Hedberg beating the odds…

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Did Sports Performance Training Play a Part? This morning as I was driving into Umberger Performance to get some sports training with our combat athletes listening to Phil  Bourque talk about Marc Andre Fleury’s performance stoning the Rangers last night.  Fleury has tied the Pens all-time shut out record.  #3 on the list is Johan Hedberg. […]

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Do Nitric Oxide Supplements Really Work?

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Do supplements improve sports performance? This was taken from the website www.consumerlab.com.  They are a member site very similar to consumer reports that evaluates supplements and determines if the product contains what it’s suppose to contain.    They will also provide research on the research that has been done on the specific supplement in question. Below […]

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Teaching Our Youth Nutrition

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Youth Nutrition This something that EVERYONE in the US should watch.  We need to save our children and teach our youth nutrition rules.  The solution isn’t very complex.  It’s actually rather simple. This isn’t about maximizing an athletes on field sports performance.  This isn’t about a personal trainer writing out a diet.  This is about teaching the […]

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Craig Adams discusses his summer performance training at Umberger Performance

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Craig Adams of the Pittsburgh Penguins talks about his sports performance training at Umberger Performance.  Given Craig’s level of development, we were able to advance into special physical preparation rather quickly.  The summer of 2010 was his first summer here with us.  He made some great strides in developing his explosiveness and maximal strength.  Through hard work he was […]

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Youth Sports Training Programs for Young Athletes

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Youth Sports Training Programs This video was a feature on the Today Show regarding youth sports training programs.  I have mixed emotions about it.  The take away is that young children shouldn’t be body building, especially at 10 years of age.  I have several problem with the video and they are as follows; The 10 […]

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Crossfit training for Athletes in Pittsburgh?

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Crossfit training for Athletes? A client asked me about Crossfit.  He wanted to know if Crossfit training for athletes will increase their sports performance.  This was actually an athlete, not a personal training client.  I would like to think that we provide the reader with an honest, in the trenches opinion at http://www.umbergerperformance.com. We  sometimes […]