Is Your Golf Swing Efficient?

By Jeremy S. Hoy, Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Professional (TPI1)

It’s easy to watch the British Open or any major professional golf tournament and be amazed at how effortlessly (most of the time) the golfers seem to hit the ball and how much control and consistency they have during the rounds.

None of this happens by accident.

Occasionally we also get to see a golfer break down over the course and become less consistent, or never really find the groove for that day.

None of this happens by accident, either.

According to the Titleist Performance Institute, with 1000s of hours of analyzing the worlds top golfers, there are three things that lead to efficiency breakdowns:

  1. Poor Mechanics—teaching professionals use video swing analysis to isolate mechanical breakdowns
  2. Poor Physical Conditioning—golf fitness coaches/professionals use physical screens to isolate any limitations in the body.
  3. Poor Equipment—use club fitting to determine the best specifications for the player

The Titleist Performance Institute certified golf fitness professional is responsible for utilizing specific physical screens and working to prevent efficiency breakdowns.

An efficient swing, or one of the main keys to great ball striking, is a good kinematic sequence. This is the correct sequence or pattern of the hips, torso, arm, and club, firing in that sequence at point of contact or ball strike. This is the sequence for an efficient swing, which is crucial for consistency and accuracy.

Additionally, for great ball striking, you will need good segment stabilization (stability in each segment during the sequencing), and square face contact of the club.

Inefficient movement, poor kinematic sequencing, and/or lack of stability all can directly contribute to one of the major swing characteristics (or faults).

It is the job of the Titleist Performance Institute certified golf fitness professional to screen for physical limitations that could create inefficient movement, poor kinematic sequencing, and/or lack of segment stability. Once these limitations have been identified, a customized program can be created to work to correct these issues, and help create a more efficient golf swing.

For information about specific golf fitness programs offered at Finish First Sports Performance, you can reach us at

Please stay tuned for more articles about the swing characteristics and different physical screens that are used to correlate with each characteristic.

“I would highly recommend Finish First Sports to anyone who is looking to improve their sport specific performance and overall physical conditioning. I was looking to make my golf swing more efficient and was extremely satisfied with the workout programs and results. My core strength, flexibility and kinesthetic movements all improved which has positively affected my ball striking, balance and endurance. The workouts are tailored to you and really focus on what is important and what you are trying to achieve. If you are serious and not looking for the easy way out, Finish First is for you.

–Drew Bohn, PGA Professional

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

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By Jeremy S. Hoy, MS, CSCS, PES

In an attempt to satisfy your cravings for something sweet, try this recipe from Dr. John Berardi, in his book Gourmet Nutrition. He suggests it makes a great post workout snack.  Try it out and let us know what you think.


  • 6 Scoops vanilla whey protein (120g protein)
  • 1 Cup dextrose
  • 1 Cup maltodextrin
  • 1/4 Cup malt-sweetened chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup puffed rice cereal (Rice Crispies)
  • Splenda, to taste (about 1/2 cup granulated, or 12 packets)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp butter salt
  • 1/2 cup water


In a large bowl combine the whey, dextrose, maltodextrin, chocolate chips, Splenda, and butter salt.  Mix completely; press into an 8×8 inch baking dish coated with olive oil cooking spray.  The dough will be very sticky, so the best method for spreading evenly into the baking dish is to use two large spoons coated with olive oil cooking spray.  Push the bottom of the spoons onto the dough and push them in opposite directions, until the dough is spread evenly.

Just before baking, press the puffed rice cereal into the top of the dough.  Do not mix the Rice Crispies into the dough earlier, or they will become soggy and lose their crisp.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Difficulty Level: Easy

Servings: 6

(I highly recommend getting your own copy of Dr. John Berardi’s book, Gourmet Nutrition, for a huge list of healthy recipes and cooking recommendations for getting your eating habits under control!).

Q&A with Former U.S. Olympic Strength Coach Kevin Ebel

object_40.1369912151.831Throughout my 15 years in the fitness and sports performance industry, I have met and heard 100s of coaches and ‘experts’ speak about different training topics. While most of what has been presented was very basic and general information, sometimes with ‘original’ terminology (usually done for marketing purposes), occaisionally I came across a few people who were absolute gems and truly were experts in the industry. These were the coaches that had the most impact, and the biggest influence on how I train my athletes today, especially the programming methods and styles used to get results with even the most advanced athletes. Anyone can produce results with mediocre athletes, but it takes an skilled and educated coach to get results with the best athletes.

Quite possibly the most influential athletic performance (strength and conditioning) coach in my professional career has been Kevin Ebel. Kevin has an impressive resume, including years as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. (I had the fortune of coaching under him In Lake Placid).  I can honestly say, after being in this industry for such a long time, and meeting countless coaches, that Kevin has forgotten more than most coaches will ever know, and has trained more high level athletes than over 95% of coaches still active. I have learned that it is often the coaches you don’t hear about that are making the biggest difference and doing the ‘Big Things.” Those who make the most noise are usually just making the most noise, and moving around hot air; these are the so called-experts, and unfortunately the ones influencing so many young aspiring coaches in the industry. (Note: Stop blowing around hot air and let your athletes and your results speak for you).

As a coach, there are very few strength and conditioning coaches capable of discussing training the nervous system, or neurological training for elite sports performance, like Kevin (I think Tom Myslinski and Buddy Morris are 2 additional mentors with a similar understanding).

Take a minute to review the coach profile about Kevin Ebel. I would suggest reaching out to him if you are interested in learning a ton about optimally training athletes.

What is your name?

Kevin Ebel


Where did you study?

University of Minnesota, BS Kinesiology, emphasis in Exercise Physiology, University of Minnesota, M.Ed., emphasis in Sports Management

Do you feel that your formal education helped prepare you for your career path?

Formal, not so much, biomechanically and physiological yes. On the practical and implementation side of practicing the science, you can’t learn that in school. Hands on volunteer, internships and graduate assistantships help you learn how to apply the book smarts fully.


What Certification(s) do you have?

CSCS. I used to have USAW but they kept changing their recertification qualifications and weren’t consistent with all members on what they needed to be considered certified so I stopped it.

Where do you currently work?

I own my own business, NTS Athletic Development.

Where have you worked in the past?

I interned and GA’d at the University of Minnesota. From there I was an intern, then Interim Strength Coach then Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Winter Sports for the United States Olympic Committee and Head Strength Coach for USA Women’s Hockey. From there I was the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for Performance One Athletic Development in Columbus, OH.

What experiences have helped shape you as a coach?

I would have to say there are two major occurrences in my life/career that have shaped my coaching philosophies. The first is the time I spent at the University of Minnesota. Don’t get me wrong, I love the school. But back then the main S&C coach I worked under influenced me greatly. From him, I learned everything not to do with athletes. We had more injuries in the off season than in-season due to the training he implemented. However through that time there, the Olympic Strength Coach was the exact opposite of the guy I worked under. I learned a great deal from him on the importance of programming and technique.

The second thing that solidified my coaching style is when I became severely injured from years of not training with perfect technique. Doctors had said I would never be able to train again due to my back injury. There was no one occurrence that did it. It was due to years of training poorly. I spent a year retraining my body on how to move more effectively and become more stable. That experience opened my eyes to how important it is to ensure that all athletes utilize the correct muscle recruitment patterns and keep their entire body balanced and in check.

Can you explain what your role is with your current team/athletes?

In the private sector, things are a lot different. The ability levels aren’t always there. With young kids, it’s about teaching them how to move more efficiently and effectively while staying stabile to reduce extra and wasted movements and energy. With older, more experienced athletes, it’s about getting them to their optimal levels of ability and showing them what they are truly capable of. Often having to reinforce proper mechanics along the way.

For adults, it’s keeping them focused and motived to push themselves to their potential. Often they don’t realize how much they can actually do. You have to get them out of their comfort zone.

What coaches have influenced you?

Hands down, going back to the University of Minnesota, Brad Arnett, who was the Olympic Strength Coach at the time I was there; who went on to the Head S&C and Arizona then now has his own private place near Madison WI.

Aside from that, many Eastern European block countries who do things right. The problem with America is, “Supersize everything.” What they do works, we’ll do more, not always the case.

What different training methods do you like to use? Or, what is your coaching philosophy?

It’s not about how much weight you use but how well you move it. Neurological training is my focus. Learn how to move properly with the least amount of effort, recruit the proper muscles to do the movement, then get them to fire faster. Technique is key. I want you to work hard in your training, but I don’t want you to learn to be a hard worker. Hard workers aren’t always the most athletic.


What was the coolest experience you had as a strength coach?

Hard to say – opening the eyes of an NFL Rookie of the Year player to realize he didn’t have to work as hard but could be better; helping set the record for number of medals won in the Olympics; helping an athlete who didn’t think she was good enough to compete in college and get a D1 scholarship; or helping a non-athlete youth develop more confidence in his life for the first time because he saw progress and leadership in his workouts.


What is a typical day like for you (I know, strength coaches don’t have typical days…)?

A lot different than it is in the collegiate or professional setting. I do a lot of programming work as well as financial and business related things in the AM. Then on some days head in to work around 11:00 to set everything up for the day. On those days I usually work till 9:30pm. Some days I do work all day on the computer, phone, e-mail, etc. and head in for 2:30 and work till 7:30. However, due to help from my staff, I am able to get out some times and perform other work for other side businesses I run as well as spend time and help with family affairs.

I would have to say this is unique though in the private sector. Many private places are open from 5:30am – 10:00pm.


What are the 3 things you like the most about what you do? NA


What is your biggest frustration with this industry?

No consistency in training methods, teaching, and certifications. Everyone thinks they know best. There is no set standard. The NSCA was founded to provide Strength Coaches with credibility. However, it’s turned into a for profit machine. Just because you are certified, doesn’t mean you know what you are doing.

Add to that all the other personal certifications out there who think they can train athletes as well with no educational requirements as well as all the trending places like Cross-Fit who think they know/can do the same thing as long as you pay them the money for cert. or franchise rights.


Do you have any suggestions for making the industry better?

Set a standard based on science and biomechanics, not on trends and money because Americas problem is, “I want it now and I want it fast”.


For those readers who don’t know the difference, can you tell them what the difference is between a strength/performance coach and a personal fitness trainer? (maybe just give main differences)

Easy – education! A Strength Coach MUST have at minimum a BS, in most cases, many have a Master’s degree. Personal trainers – all they need is a HS diploma and weekend course and a desire to train hard.


Any advice you would give someone looking to get started in this industry?

Honestly and sadly, the first thing I always advice volunteers or interns is to reconsider their field of study. I don’t usually advice students to go into this field due to the inconsistency and headaches it produces. Too many parents or coaches (who’s full time job is teaching math) think they no more than you. When with the USOC, everyone wanted my advice. Now in the private sector, every Middle school and High school coach thinks they know more than me cause they played sports in HS and want control of the team. Add to that the fact that the NSCA certification is so diluted and most high priority jobs are given to people who have connections rather than who know the most and has proven themselves.


Do you think requiring a license to practice would help clean up the industry?

Sure, only if there were a non-profit organization out there who didn’t care about numbers and actually set themselves aside from everything else out there and provided constancy. If that could ever happen, ¼ of the people would become certified and everyone who hired those people would have to become more educated. I can’t tell you how many times I heard of people losing out on a job because someone who used to be roommates with someone and likes to work out got an NFL or NHL job. Or a former athlete who I trained was trying to make a comeback in some minor league got a call from a relative and he gets a job to train at the professional level, even though he didn’t know how to train himself for a tryout.

Bottom line, sadly to say, it’s about who you know, not what you know. 98% of those out there don’t know they don’t know.

Be An Informed Consumer in the Fitness and Sports Training Industry


Former Navy SEAL Firearms Instructor, Chris Sajnog

By Coach Jeremy Hoy, MS, CSCS, PES

With the vast amount pseudo-science and flashy, well written, well designed, and extremely well marketed fitness and sports performance websites saturating the internet, magazines, and television, it has become extremely difficult to sort through all the BS and truly find a coach or company that is honestly interested in helping you, experienced, and just completely honest.  While I will be writing many more posts in the future about the state of the fitness and sports performance industry in the different sectors (private, collegiate, high school, professional, etc.), I wanted to quickly kick this off with some food for thought.

I recently purchased and read, at a friend’s suggestion, “How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL,” by Chris Sajnog.  As someone who has been around guns my entire life, and has been shooting for as long as I can remember, I found this book a nice little gem that offered some sound fundamental advice that provided insight into not only the world of shooting competitively but also combatively, and how shooting fundamentals vary and make more sense in each world.

But also, as a lifelong student of performance training and coaching, and all things explosive and dangerous (which also mean safe and secure when in the right hands and utilized for the correct reasons), I tend to pull content out of books that I find can translate well to the performance training and coaching industry.

For the purpose of this post, I really liked the way that the author assembled his thoughts and verbiage in the beginning of his book, and felt a strong connection with the message he was conveying, and often felt like he was talking to me, and talking for me about the situation in the coaching/instruction industry.

Original content from “How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL” by Chris Sajnog. Edited content changes and commentary reflected in transition from firearms instruction and shooting industry to fitness/performance coaching industry. If you don’t have Chris’s book, I highly recommend picking up a copy.

(Most of what is written below is taken from his book, with changes made and specifically directed to the fitness and performance training industry.)

There are a wide variety of fitness and sports performance coaches out there; some are good and some…not so much. The quality I’ve seen ranges from great coaches that I continue to learn from to others who have no business in any part of this industry, but have been marketed well, have abused the buddy system, and have been fooling people for years. I don’t want you to think that I’m saying I’m the best or anyone else is the worst, I just want you to make an educated, informed decision anytime you’re seeing instruction to thinking about how they are as an instructor/coach, not just a former athlete, or self-proclaimed guru (if you check out the testimonials by performance coaches on most training websites, you will find a lot of the same names on each other’s websites—this is called trading testimonials, or scratching each others backs to make it look or sound like their product is just super—in reality, its just a bunch of coaches doing each other favors and misleading or fooling the customers!).

If I played football I’d want Vince Lombardi as my coach, not Aaron Rogers. Just because Rogers can pass well, doesn’t automatically mean he can teach you how to do it and vice versa for the greatest coach of all time. Just make sure you find out about their method of instruction and their science/educational background. Do they insist on perfection of your fundamentals or do they insist on showing you cool-looking techniques that they saw on the internet or some TV show or some flashy, gimmicky stuff that someone famous endorses (who is being paid to endorse, by the way)? If you’re training just so you can shoot cool videos you can post on YouTube, that’s one thing, but if you want to be a true master, and be the best athlete you can be, or get the results you want from your fitness training, then take a step back and check your fundamentals.

What will eventually cause the downfall of any training program are a trainer’s lack of commitment to the fundamentals or the students’ lack of insisting on its instruction. Rarely are instructors critical of minor details of the mechanics of specialized training for sports performance, which will eventually cause beginners to try and jump forward to the more advanced training techniques. In the end, this will lead to an athlete who might look cool, but never seems to get any better, or gets injured.

As in instructor, it’s natural to want to show my students more advanced training exercises and techniques, but in the long run, I’m doing them a disservice. Based on the value I add, my professional experience, and market rates, they’ve paid a lot of money –so I want to show them how good I am, but my goal is to make them better athletes and perform great and I can’t do that when I move away from the basics (fundamentals) too quickly and onto the advanced material. Training is about making my students better, not about me!!

In athletics/sports performance training, you really need to nit-pick the fundamentals of movement and training technique and insist on them relentlessly with every exercise, in every workout. If you do this, you will be impressed by your progress and your mastery of the training exercises. The sooner you learn the mastery of the fundamentals is the key to more effective performance training, the sooner you will become a truly better athlete. By just committing to the basics of performance training, your training will improve, you’ll progress quickly, and you will gather an immense amount of respect from those around you.

Make Your Own Healthy Protein Bar


By Jeremy Hoy, MS, CSCS, PES

I am often approached by athletes and fitness clients looking for suggestions about healthy protein bars or snacks to include into their daily routine. Due to the lack of regulation of the supplement industry, it is difficult to know exactly what is in the majority of the products stacked on the shelves. Thankfully, Dr. John Berardi, in his book, Gourmet Nutrition, shares a tasty recipe for making your own protein bars, with a low level of difficulty. Try it out and let me know what you think.

The Mixed Nut Bar


¾ cup pecan meal

¾ cup almond meal

¼ cup walnut pieces

2 whole omega-3 eggs plus 2 whites, beaten

6 scoops vanilla whey

¼ tsp salt

Splenda, to taste (optional)


To make the pecan and almond meal, process nuts in a blender. Mix everything together in a large bowl, and continue stirring until all of the ingredients have mixed together thoroughly. Spread the dough into an 8×8-inch baking dish coated with olive oil cooking spray and bake for 15 minutes at 350-degrees F.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories (k/cal)                                 379

Protein (g)                                         32

Carbohydrate (g)                              9

Fiber (g)                                 4

Sugars (g)                              2

Fat (g)                                                            26

SFA (g)                                   3

MUFA (g)                               14

PUFA (g)                                8

Omega-3 (g)              .4

Omega-6 (g)              7.4

Prep Time – 15 minutes

Servings – 6

Professional Profile: Brook Hamilton, BS, CSCS

Once in a wimageshile, we like to share with you the profile of another professional strength and conditioning coach, usually one that we have in our network and have a long standing, positive relationship with.  In this case, we want to present Brook Hamilton, the head strength and conditioning coach for the Columbus Crew Soccer Club (MLS).  This provides insight into what it is like to be a professional strength coach and what it takes to get there.

The format of this post will be more of a Q&A.  We asked Brook a few questions and he was kind enough to answer. Thanks, Coach!

What is your name?

Brook Hamilton

Where did you study?

Slippery Rock University–Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences

Do you feel that your formal education helped prepare you for your career path?

Yes, I feel that my education at Slippery Rock gave me a base knowledge that prepared me for the concepts I encountered in my internship, which then carried over, to my first position and throughout my career. Basic physiological concepts have always been a part of my career. Without a strong understanding of these complex thought processes many goals cannot be achieved.

What Certification(s) do you have?

Certifications – CSCS, First Aid,CPR/AED, USAW

Course Work – M.A.T. Lower Body Jumpstart, PRI Myokinematic Restoration, Postural Respiration, RTS Lower Extremity

Where do you currently work?

Currently the Head of Strength and Conditioning with the Columbus Crew SC of MLS Soccer heading into my fourth season.

Where have you worked in the pasColumbusCrewSC1t?

I have previously worked at/with the following:

  1. International/IMG Performance Institute – 2001-2008
  2. Yi Jianlian/Chinese Olympic Basketball team – 2008
  3. Foothills Acceleration and Sports Training – 2008-2009
  4. Guangdong Southern Tigers CBA (Chinese Basketball Association) – 2009-2010
  5. Armando Tennis Academy – 2010
  6. Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) – 2010-2011
  7. Columbus Crew SC (MLS) – 2012- present

What experiences have helped shape you as a coach?

A lot of experiences have helped shape me as a coach. My professors at Slippery Rock prepared me with a great education that allowed me to be fully prepared and confident to jump into a situation of working with youth and high-level elite athletes in my internship. As in intern to full time tenured coach at International Performance Institute, I had the opportunity to work with some of the top coaches in our field who had a vast knowledge of all aspects of performance with each coach having certain areas of expertise. Every opportunity was taken to bring in experts in the field to allow our staff grow and become more knowledgeable. Not often under one roof do you have the ability to train thousands of junior athletes from multiple sports (academy structure) to hone your coaching technique and skills all while working with the top athletes in their respective fields (NFL Combine/Off-Season Prep, MLB, NBA etc.).

My ability to travel all over the world to work with individual athletes and teams has allowed me to break through certain comfort barriers. It has improved my coaching dramatically by realizing the needs based on the different athletes from a cultural standpoint. It has made me realize how to adapt my training based on things other than physiological parameters.

Working with multiple sports has allowed me to become a more well rounded coach. You realize that although many things are similar from a training aspect, all programs are not alike. They need to be specific for the athlete and the specific sport.

Can you explain what your role is with your current team/athletes?

My current role with Columbus Crew SC encompasses all aspects related to

Sports performance. It includes all of the following but not limited to:

-Development of team and personal periodized training programs

-Monitoring training from a daily/yearly perspective

-Preparation of daily training reports and advise changes

-Movement, strength and conditioning protocol design

-Coordination with medical staff assessments on evaluations and , post-rehab return-to-play protocols and corrective exercises

-Administration of all pre game/practice protocols

-Administration of all performance testing protocols

-Preparation of budgets and facility design

-Development and administration of daily supplement protocols

-Purchase and planning of team meals

What coaches have influenced you?

There are numerous coaches that have influenced me throughout my career. Probably too many to list. I have had performance coaches that excelled in Olympic lifting and movement mechanics as well as sport coaches that have increased my knowledge of the game to better adapt my training.

What different training methods do you like to use? (Coaching Philosophy)

I wouldn’t say I have a specific coaching philosophy that is pinpointed to one or two ideas. Over my career, I have had the opportunities to work with some incredibly talented coaches, both performance and sport, who have presented me with ideas and training philosophies that compliment mine and I have merged parts into mine. I have also worked with numerous athletes that have pushed me to broaden my approach based on injuries, results and performance. My main philosophy would be based on sound physiological principles adapted/advanced for the individual athlete based on goals/deficiencies.   I place a strong emphasis on power and movement training that compliment my strength programs. My strength programs are adaptable to but primarily focus on functional movements incorporated with pure strength movements.

What was the coolest experience you had as a strength coach?

I have had some great experiences through my career so far. Some of the highlights have to be working with Olympic level athletes, training the number one overall pick in the NFL Draft and winning the a league championship in China. The travel overseas and living in a different culture is a life changing experience that I suggest everyone try if they have the ability.

What is a typical day like for you (I know, strength coaches don’t have typical days!)?

A typical day in-season for me might be as follows. It all depends on the day of the week.

  1. Early wake with my own personal workout.
  2. Daily prep for the day of workouts, practices, etc. (set up monitoring system, set up weight room, etc.)
  3. Strength and corrective work prior to practice based on individual athlete schedule
  4. Field prep
  5. Practice – warm up, conditioning and movement work based on day of week, cool down
  6. Additional strength and corrective work based on athlete and day of week. This is highly dependent on individual needs
  7. Breakdown and clean up
  8. Data download and breakdown
  9. Program adjustment and writing

What are the 3 things you like the most about what you do?

Top three things I like about what I do:

1.  I am highly competitive and my athletic ability took me as far as it could. I have the ability to prepare high-level athletes to perform at that level day in and day out. This is where I can continue my competitive nature and see the results on field. Myself and every member of our support staff have a part in the performance on field and it is very prideful.

2.  The interaction with the players. Not many professions provide you with interaction with individuals from all over the world. The education and great relationships that you earn from being in a profession like this are life long.

3.  The obvious perks of being with a professional team i.e. travel, access to top of the line training equipment, interaction with other professionals in your sport and others in the same position. Plus my parents can see me on TV from time to time!

What is your biggest frustration with this industry?

My biggest frustration with the industry is the lack of education. This is two sided. The first is in the education of the fitness professional. The higher education (not just necessarily school) fitness professionals achieve only helps to improve the perception of what we do to the normal public. There are still programs and individuals that refuse to advance or change programs due to new findings or that have no idea or experience to be providing programs they are. There are plenty of educational opportunities out there to help you improve on this.

The second is the education of the person/athlete and general public. Too many of there decisions are based off the perception of what they see on TV (products or the bodies). The idea of a quick fix is not healthy and not attainable without having rebounds. Although difficult to educate the individuals, the fitness professional needs to make sure this is a staple in their program. The client/athlete needs to have a clear understanding of what they are doing, why they are doing it and what are realistic goals based off their program.

Do you have suggestions for making the industry better?

I think the more we educate ourselves and our clientele the better off the profession will be.

For those readers who don’t know the difference, can you tell them what the difference is between a strength/performance coach and a personal fitness trainer?

I think the main difference between a strength/performance coach and a personal trainer is in the nomenclature but is can be based on the clientele they are working with. There is a lot of carry over from one to the other. But based off the clientele there may be differences in the program design based on goals. A performance coach working with athletes deals with many more facets of training (movement, nutrition, ESD, strength, power etc.) in comparison to a personal trainer working with a non-athlete who may only focus on one or two of these based on the amount of time available with the client. This is not to say a personal trainer cannot focus on all of these things like a performance coach does. It is all based on the abilities and goals of the individual that is being trained. In my opinion, when I work with someone, he/she is an athlete no matter what; it is just the capability and level that you start the person at.

Any advice you would give someone looking to get started in this industry?

Perseverance is the key. This field can be tough, but if you want to be at a certain level and be successful, you have to weather the journey.


Thanks again, Brook and wishes for continued success!!

Dynamic Sports Vision Training (Video)


By Jeremy Hoy, MS, CSCS, PES

As a follow up to an article I wrote a few years ago about the ability to train an athlete’s ability to track a puck, ‘see the ice,’ see the field, track a baseball, anticipate movements and player positioning, etc., I wanted to share a quick video that I put together with some slides that goes over the different areas of dynamic (sports) vision training.

Take a look and let me know what you think!
(This video presentation is backed by REAL science and results with continually developing elite caliber athletes over the lats 15 years).

CLICK HERE to view the Video Presentation

Be smart. Be informed. Set goals. Act on them. Work hard. Stay focused. Finish First.


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