Results-Based Personal Training and Sports Performance
What is Performance Training?
Performance training goes beyond simply working with athletes. People of all ages and ability levels can benefit by improving their mobility, stability, and strength. Ultimately, performance training is about moving and feeling better to increase all aspects of your life - including on-field athletic performance.
Who can Benefit from Drees Performance Training?
Everyone from professional athletes to stay-at-home mothers can benefit from training with Drees Performance Training. At DPT we offer individualize training programs to address your unique needs and goals. With a large selection of training options including - sports performance training, personal training, and group training - there is something for everyone.
We believe that we can help you reach your goals faster than you could anywhere else!
Junior High, High School, Collegiate, and Professional Athletes
Post-Rehabilitation and Chronic Pain Sufferers
Most of the topics I write about tend to be on the scientific side of exercise – discussing different ways to improve an exercise or program to elicit greater results. As important as proper technique and programming is, it means very little without proper motivation. Few places is this more true than in exercise. Even with great programming and specific goals, no results will be seen without hard work and determination. Motivation is what gets you out of bed for that early morning run and allows you to push through those last few reps of a set. Ultimately, motivation is the deciding factor in the success of any venture in life, not the means in which a person uses to get there.
As summer ends, so does the season for many baseball and softball players. This changing of the seasons also marks the beginning of off-season training for many athletes. With only six short months available to train – minus a handful of holidays – it is important that each and every workout is optimized to get the most out of this short window of time. Following the three tips in this article will ensure that maximal performance and injury prevention gains are made this off-season.
If you are an endurance athlete – specifically a runner – chances are you are either currently training for your next event, or rehabilitating a recent injury. If we were to play the odds, you are more likely to be in the latter category. Research shows that up to 56% of runners will experience an injury in any given year that will keep them out of training for a period of time. Of these injuries, up to 75% are due to overuse – in other word, no contact. This is an alarming number, as non-traumatic injuries are almost entirely preventable.
In a technology-filled society that operates around the clock, sleep has become a scarce commodity. Rather than recharging their bodies’ energy systems with adequate rest, millions of Americans are choosing to work or entertain themselves – despite the well-known fact that humans need 7-9 hours of sleep every night. However, a lack of sleep may be more harmful than the most people realize. Sleep deprivation has been linked to obesity, cravings, poor job and athletic performance, illness, and possibly even mortality. Choosing to operate a daily lifestyle centered on a healthy sleep pattern may be the missing link which holds back many people from achieving goals of successful athletic or workplace performance.
Eating a gluten-free diet has become a mainstream topic in the media, and has led to increased availability and marketing of gluten-free products in supermarkets and restaurants around the country. This is all great news for those (like myself) who have Celiac Disease, an auto-immune disorder which prevents the body from properly digesting gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. However, less than 1% of the population of the United States has Celiac Disease, or about two million people. While that is still a large number, the prevalence of gluten-free dieting has spread beyond those with Celiac Disease. Researchers are still debating whether or not non-Celiac gluten sensitivity exists, but that has not stopped millions of Americans from choosing to follow a gluten-free diet. Nevertheless, the current public obsession with gluten-free dieting should not be accepted at face-value. A lifestyle of gluten-free eating habits may not be a wise or healthy choice for the majority of the population, and may even lead to a poor vitamin status.