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Is the RICE Treatment Still the Best Method?

Injury Prevention in Las Vegas As a young athlete, injury prevention in Las Vegas sports training was a hot-button topic. Injury prevention is still a chief concern for athletes of all ages in Las Vegas. The problem is, injuries cannot be prevented. The most we can truly hope for is injury reduction. When an injury does occur, we must not hinder our body's innate ability to heal. When I was still playing, nearly all trainers and sports medicine professionals swore by the RICE treatment protocol. RICE Treatment refers to the commonly recommended response to an injury: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. The term was...

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The Best Way to Build Strength When You’re a Teenager

Teenage athletes are searching the internet for the best way to build strength. If your son or daughter is interested in strenght training for sports performance or general fitness, it is important to ensure they go about it in a safe and healthy way. Building strength as a teenage athlete is essential to improving sports performance and reducing the risk of injury. Both young men and young women who neglect a safe and properly optimized strength training program are hindering their ability to improve their athleticism and health. Throw in the general awkwardness of being a teen and the obvious aesthetic benefits of...

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Open House Tomorrow 10:30 – 2:30

5th Anniversary Celebration FREE Admission and open to the public Las Vegas Sports Performance is opening its doors for the public to get a glimpse at the training that made Owner/Performance Director Rob Martinez the Best Preps Traininer in Las Vegas in 2017. Come see the newly remodeled facility and find out why people trust LVSP with their Sports Performance and Fitness goals. We are celebrating 5 years of service to the Las Vegas community, come talk to the staff, meet the LVSP family and find out how you can take the next step to being a better version of you. Best...

Sport Specific Training in Las Vegas - Pitching Mechanics

How to make pitching mechanics stick

Sport Specific Training in Las Vegas: Training to improve mechanics baseball. Baseball is a numbers game. How many home runs has someone hit? What is his ERA? How hard does he throw his fastball? These are the conversations at every kitchen table and in every clubhouse and stadium across the country. Now is the time of year to undo what the great game of baseball has done to our bodies. Many times, sports perforamnce training is confused with sport specific training in Las Vegas. A structured performance program is a key to improving health and increasing your body's efficiency leading into your...

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Best of Las Vegas 2017 Best Preps Trainer

the Best Preps Trainer Las Vegas 2017 I am completely floored and utterly humbled to be honored by Vegas Seven Magazine as the Best Preps Trainer Las Vegas 2017. Las Vegas Sports Performance began five years ago because I saw an opportunity to help more people achieve their fitness goals. In my years playing competitively at the varsity and collegiate levels, as well as the years I spent coaching Junior Legion baseball, I have seen too many athletes training and operating under some serious misconceptions about fitness. Additionally, strength and mobility training, as well as metabolic conditioning, play as important a role...

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High School Baseball Training Las Vegas: 2 of 2

Without a strong bottom tier, the pyramid is going to collapse. We see this over and over again with the increasing amount of Tommy John surgeries and chronic arm pain our young athletes deal with every season. While they are over-training in the Skills Tier and Working out in weight rooms often without guidance, they are wreaking havoc on their bodies....

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What is Strength?

When is your athlete strong enough? What do you consider strength? Does it really matter how much you bench press if you aren’t fast enough to use it? I’m sure we have all heard a college coach say “Let's offer him a scholarship based off of his bench press numbers.” NONSENSE! No, you haven’t! The numbers don't lie: greater force is greater strength. Get off the machines, get over your one rep max, stop obsessing over how strong you are and focus on how powerful you are....