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Improving Focus to Better Accomplish Your Goals

Focus can make or break you when it comes to getting stuff done & accomplishing your goals. Have good focus, and you’ll know exactly what your goals are, how you want to accomplish them, and do what needs to be done to get there. Have poor focus, and you might not even know what you’re […]

Faith’s Story

“Faith joined GC as a sophomore in High School. I had been a member for over 3 months and knew she would be a great fit for the program. I had watched how well all of the coaches interacted with the student athlete’s and knew she would be in good hands. GC has been a […]

Unilateral vs. Bilateral Training

In last week’s article, we discussed why single-leg exercises can be much more productive & safe for athletes over the barbell squat. However, not all double-leg exercises can be replaced by single-leg exercises, & furthermore, unilateral & bilateral exercises each have their own unique benefits. To help you understand how to choose the best exercises […]

Why We Use Unilateral Training

Squats are the king of lower body exercises. But are they the only good lower body exercise for athletes looking to become faster, stronger, & injury-proof? No, they’re not. And in fact, they may not even be the “best” lower body strength exercise for athletes. An entirely different category of exercises – single-leg exercises – […]

How to Squat for Stronger, Faster Legs

If you haven’t guessed it already, squats are an important exercise for athleticism. Athletes have every reason in the world to squat: They strengthen all of the muscles of the lower body in a balanced manner.This makes squats one of the most effective and efficient exercises to do. They also increase an athlete’s power. Lower […]

Stop Doing This Exercise Right Now

If you step inside any high school or college weightroom, chances are you’ll see athletes performing one particular exercise: power cleans. The power clean is a favorite with athletes and coaches simply because of the power it requires and develops (hence, the name). It involves rapidly lifting a barbell off of the ground, using the […]

GameChanger of the Month Fiona Morales

Congratulations to our Athlete GameChanger of the Month, Fiona Morales! “Fiona started training with us in the summer of 2015 when she was 12. She’s grown a lot as both an athlete and a person in that time. She’s one of the most engaging and friendly athletes we have ever had in our program. She’s […]

4 Dietary Staples for Athletes

To ensure an athlete is recovering properly, allowing for optimal health & growth, and nourishing the brain, we recommend that he or she eat certain foods. These 4 foods are not only rich in micronutrients, but the supply the much needed protein, carbohydrate, and fat that an athlete needs. #1 – “Lean” Protein “Lean” protein […]

Stop Doing This Exercise Right Now

The power clean is a favorite with athletes and coaches simply because of the power it requires and develops (hence, the name). It involves rapidly lifting a barbell off of the ground, using the legs, and catching it on the front of one’s shoulders. Power is one of the attributes needed to be successful as […]

Training Workarounds for Injured Athletes

Injuries are an unfortunate reality for many athletes. With all the nonstop training & playing, there a tons of opportunities for an athlete’s body to experience some tweaks. The good news is, there are plenty of workarounds for the injured athlete, so he or she can keep training, stay strong, & keep kicking butt. Below […]

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