Archive for November, 2011

Plantar Fasciitis – Your Lucky If You’ve Never Heard Of It!

Back in ’03, I stepped out of bed one morning and felt an extremely sharp pain in the bottom of my foot. It was not just my heel, but the arch of my foot felt so tight that I felt like I needed to stretch the absolute heck out of it. After a couple more […]

How To Handle Defensive Pressure

One way to never be bothered by pressure defense is to simply be the very best player on the court — faster, stronger, and quicker than everybody else. Easier said than done though, right? The good news is that handling pressure defense is not just about speed and quickness or even getting by your man with some gimmick move.

The Perfect Free Throw

Every time you go out to practice basketball, you should work on your free throws. A game could be won or lost based on your free throws and since free throws are always the same distance, and at the same spot, you really just need to develop a habit of shooting them the same way, […]

How to Feel Comfortable Dribbling Against Pressure

Being able to dribble against defensive pressure in a game is all about confidence and knowledge. So, how do you build the confidence?

Fat Loss Lie #2: Losing Fat Can Be Accomplished Quickly and Easily

Last week, I talked about one of the most popular fitness lies that a lot of people fall for — the one that says the only way to get lean is to “starve” yourself by drastically cutting calories. In case you missed it…. please read it first here! This week, I want to debunk another […]

SPLENDA, The Healthy Sugar — Splendid or Not?

Even though it’s not as tasty, I’ll sometimes use Splenda, Sweet’N Low®, or NutraSweet® instead of sugar. After all, these sugar substitutes are as sweet as sugar, but no calories, no surge in insulin; and no side effects or long-term health damage. Right? Don’t answer that yet…

11 Biggest Fitness Lies Ever Told

If you’ve ever walked into GNC and asked about supplements, read a fitness magazine, googled diet/nutrition/training, bought a diet book, watched a diet/fitness guru on late night TV preach about some amazing new exercise machine, If you’ve ever read any one of the many popular bodybuilding or fitness magazines… THEN YOU’VE BEEN LIED TO! Are […]

Explosiveness and Jumping Higher

Explosiveness and being able to jump higher comes from two areas: strength and technique. While strength is physical….. technique is more mental.

Gatorade – Good or Evil?

Sports drinks have always been a huge hit with athletes and have been proven to be effective in the battle against dehydration. According to the American Council on Exercise, “sports drinks are now recommended to exercising individuals, especially when their workouts lasts longer than 45 minutes”. But here’s the part that no one really thinks […]