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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Groin and Hip Injuries in Hockey Players (Part 1)

By: Bobby DeThomasis   Anyone who has played hockey can tell you that one of the most common areas that get injured in hockey players is the hip/groin complex.  Typical injuries include but are not limited to “groin strains” (I will explain later why I put that in parentheses), hip flexor strains, hip impingement syndrome […]

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The Importance Of Being Lean

By: Bobby DeThomasis Here at PTS we have the good fortune to be able to work with a very wide demographic of clients.  We work with clients of all shapes and sizes.  From youth to professional athletes and business men and women of all ages.  Everyone that begins to work with us has specific and […]

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Preventing Head Injuries For Hockey and Football Players

It seems as though every time you turn on ESPN you hear a report about some athlete in a contact sport having to miss games due to a concussion or other head injury.  I am unsure as to whether head injuries are more prevalent these days or if they are just more publicized.  Regardless, head […]

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