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Ryan McDonough Notches 100th Point For No. 4 Chicopee Hockey, But No. 6 Agawam Tops Pacers

Junior forward Ryan McDonough earned his 100th career point, but the No. 4 Chicopee hockey team fell to No. 6 Agawam, 5-4, on Saturday. McDonough earned a goal and an assist in the game for Chicopee, which suffered its first loss of the…
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Can A Lack Of Sleep Make You Fat and Weak?

Hormones aren't just for teenagers. Insulin, androgens (muscle-building hormones), growth hormone, and cortisol - the "stress" hormone - are affected by it, or lack thereof. When you zero in on cortisol, it's actually a good hormone: it has…
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Nutrition Made Easy

For the last 7 years we have been using Precision Nutrition, one of the best resources in the world for nutrition education. A few weeks back they had a great article "what to eat before, during, and after exercise," and I thought this would…

Strength Training For The In-Season Soccer Player

Now that the soccer season is underway, I've been excited to respond to emails, Facebook messages and phone calls on the topic of in-season strength training.  All these inquiries mean that people are finally starting to “get it:” In-season…

Managing The In-Season Athlete

Ninety (90%) of our CSF athletes are Middle/High School and collegiate level players. For many of these athletes practices have already begun.   Soon their academic work loads will become a reality as well.   Establishing a priority plan…
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The Surprising Problem With Calorie Counting

Most people who count calories for weight loss (or management) assume it's an exact science. They *really* trust those calorie labels, the nutrient databases, and the online dietary planners. However, in today's very surprising (and totally…

Part 2: 5 Myths Of Resistance Training For Runners

5 Myths Of Resistance Training For Runners: Using Light Weights Will Benefit Your Performance It's been a common thought that resistance training with high reps builds muscular endurance and will "TONE" your muscles into efficient working mini…

Part 1: 5 Myths Of Resistance Training For Runners

Last week I gave a presentation to the Griffin's Friends running club, in cooperation with Baystate Rehabilitation, titled The 5 Resistance Training Myths for Runners. Let's just say that there were a lot of eyebrows raised as we went against…

In-Season Development For Hockey... And Life

All of our hockey players made awesome gains in strength, power, speed and mobility over the summer. Many finished at the end of August as they prepared to travel back to school or college.  Some of our local players have continued to train…