“Periodization Training for Sports” by Tudor Bompa – Great training read!

I often get asked the question "should I do more agility training?" I think this paragraph summarizes my response perfectly. Agility is an expression of power and power is an expression of force. The more force you can generate (i.e. the stronger you are) the more power you can produce. The more powerful you are, […]

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Congratulations Anne!

Congratulations to Anne Bloomer on her commitment to play hockey at Harvard for the 2018-2019 season! We are so proud of your hardwork and dedication in everything you do. We wish you the best and are looking forward to training for your future hockey seasons! #resultsdriven #dedication #trainhard #cyaproud #hockeystrengthandconditioning http://www.cyahockey.com/news_article/show/584952?referrer_id=96615 A photo posted by […]

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PTS is now stocked with RX Bars!

@pts_chicago is stocked with @rxbars! Awesome ingredients, packed with protein and clean carbs. Great post work snack! #cleaneating #earnyourcarbs #chocolateseasaltisthebest #resultsdriven #ptschicago A photo posted by PTS (@pts_chicago) on Jan 20, 2016 at 6:31pm PST

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Putting our grip training to work!

Lead climb class with @pts_chicago and Chicago Chiropractic and Sports Medicine @bkbchicago #freefall #challenging #learning #getoutofyourcomfortzone #gripstrength A photo posted by PTS (@pts_chicago) on Nov 4, 2015 at 7:17pm PST

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Yes, Mobility Is That Important

By: Bobby DeThomasis Everyone knows that stretching is important (at least for most people, but not necessarily for all), however I still think that not nearly enough emphasis is put on it and when mobility exercises are performed they are often done incorrectly.  In all honesty I am probably one of the worst culprits of […]

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PTS now has four Level 2 FST Therapists!

Congratulations to Devon and Cortez for completing their Level 2 FST Certification! We are proud of you! Email info@performancetrainingsystems.com to schedule a stretch and try out their new moves!

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The Need For Individualized Sport Specific Training

by: Bobby DeThomasis Throughout my career as a strength and conditioning coach I have had the opportunity to spend time with many other coaches.  I have learned a lot from some great coaches and it has made a huge impact on my abilities to design effective and efficient programs for my athletes.  Although each coach that I […]

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The Sleep Conclusion

By: Jessie DeThomasis Trying to fix my sleep crisis has been a goal of mine for more than a few years now. In other words, I have insomnia and interrupted sleep. I also have a type A personality, high anxiety and a never ending ‘to do’ list that is always on my mind. So I […]

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Recover with FST!

One our clients is enjoying an amazing FST (Fascial Stretch Therapy) session! If you’re training hard you need to make sure you are recovering as well. It is important to program recovery into your weekly workout schedule. Increase mobility and relax with FST!

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Groin and Hip Injuries in Hockey Players (Part 2)

By: Bobby DeThomasis In my last article I discussed the muscular structures around the hips that may be impacted in hip and groin injuries.  I also discussed how muscular imbalances in the structures around the hips can make an athlete more susceptible to groin and hip flexor strains.  In this article I am going to dive deeper […]

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