Dinner ideas to play at your best by tomorrow: Refuel and Repair

Athletes, it’s the weekend.  This weekend is full of competitve games and big time soccer showcases for most of you.  It’s Saturday night and most of you had soccer games today, so you’re dinner tonight has got to have a purpose.  The two purposes tonight;  1.  Refuel  2.  Repair.  Refuel with healthy carbohydrates and fats.  […]

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The Perfect Lunch

Balconi Perfect Balance Lunch Plate Check out the perfect balance lunch plate!  We always tell our athletes too look down at their plate and make sure their carbohydrates take at least 60-70% of their plate.  Now, that doesn’t mean to lay out the big Chipotle burrito on your plate and since it would cover almost […]

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Week one: Workout challenge at Balconi Top Training

Balconi has launched Balconi Workout challenges for anyone and everyone this Spring.  Needless to say, the drive of our athletes and the competitiveness are not the “norm”, so the results of the first challenge have been impressive!  That being said, the fastest time so far of the first workout challenge is 4 minutes and 12 […]

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TOP 10 GREEN SUPER FOODS!

In respect of the recent St. Patty’s Day celebration, I thought it would be a good idea to post some helpful tips on how to recover from a junk filled St. Patty’s weekend.  All the Irish food traditions along with the celebrations can lead up to one filled up weekend…literally.  That being said, Huffington Post […]

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Practice what you’re great at…

Listen up.  You get picked up in life for what you’re great at, not for what you need to work on…. Athletes get scholarships, contracts or starting positions because they have a certain talent or talents that they are great at.  I think sometimes we focus too much on working on what we need to get […]

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So she or he is better than you; LEARN from them.

Here’s a tip that will get you very far in life;  Learn from those who are better than you.  You want to be the best, you have to be wiling to learn from the best.  For example, take a look at Lebron James, many would agree he’s one the best basketball players of today.  Who […]

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8 Non pounding Cardio options

Many of our athletes are now training year round and we are constantly playing the role of keeping each one of them healthy.  One main injury or symptom that we are constantly helping our athletes deter is the over pounding issue.  Day after day our kids are pounding their bodies, so it is essential that when thier […]

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Crunches vs. Full Body; What’s best for the core?

Full Body movements that include the core.  For example:  Squats, push ups, pull ups, planks, side planks, hip drives.  As long as you contract you core during these activities you will see a huge improvement in your whole core and overall body, compared to just one certain area.  Crunches are not a bad thing, but […]

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