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At Bridge, we are all athletes and coaches first. As athletes, our team has experienced everything from riding the pine on JV, to winning NCAA championships, to competing in the Olympic Games. As coaches, we have helped countless athletes reach their full potential, winning everything from age group section championships to Olympic Gold Medals.
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Workout of the Week: Baseline Test #1

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 23, 2017 5:05:00 AM

New and want to try out the BridgeAthletic app experience for yourself? The Workout of the Week will now be available as an in-app experience!  For all our loyal followers, sign up here to join the team and receive the Workout of the Week on your mobile device.  Just give us the basics and we'll set you up on our workout team.  

Step 1: Fill out the form below.

Step 2: Download the BridgeTracker app on your mobile device.

Step 3: We will send you an invite to join the Weekly Workout team. Once you get this, finish your profile and you'll get our Workout of the Week each Friday!

 

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Topics: Workout of the Week

Preventing Rotator Cuff Injuries in Water Polo

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 21, 2017 3:56:32 PM

The omnipresent thought of a season ending shoulder injury can create hesitation and prevent water polo players from reaching their maximum potential. In general, water polo players are at a higher risk for a rotator cuff injury due to the nature of the sport’s throwing techniques and shoulder patterns. Unlike most sports that involve throwing, water polo players aren’t able to use their legs for support during the action so more strain is placed on their shoulder muscles in order to complete the repetitive motion. Water polo players can reduce their risk of shoulder injuries through prevention programs and exercises, which aim to strengthen surrounding muscles and increase overall stability, flexibility, and mobility.

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Topics: Water polo

Transitioning to Collegiate Athletics

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 21, 2017 2:22:41 PM

The transition to college athletics can be an exciting, yet daunting time for first-year student-athletes. Playing sports at the collegiate level requires another degree of challenge and dedication to the sport. In order for first-year athletes to be successful at this level, it is essential for them to understand the expectations they must uphold from their school, professors, and sport coaches. Players should use the collegiate level as an opportunity to craft their skills and take their game to the next level, while balancing the many other aspects that come with college life.

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Topics: Nutrition, Recovery, Sleep, College Athletes

Designing Dryland to Improve Flip Turns

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 21, 2017 11:36:15 AM

Oftentimes in swimming, it is said that a flip turn will make or break a race. Considered to be a “blind” turn, a swimmer’s head should stay directly in line with their body and not look around at their competition when completing the motion. The goal of a flip turn is to eliminate extra drag and remove any unnecessary body movements to quickly change directions. Swimmers must trust themselves when coming to the wall in order for it to be a successful transition. While a large part of a swimmer’s focus should be on the somersault going into the flip turn, an explosive push off the wall can be the determining factor on out touching opponents.

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Topics: S+C, Swimming

Workout of the Week: MedBall Metabolic Circuit

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 16, 2017 6:07:00 AM

New and want to try out the BridgeAthletic app experience for yourself? The Workout of the Week will now be available as an in-app experience!  For all our loyal followers, sign up here to join the team and receive the Workout of the Week on your mobile device.  Just give us the basics and we'll set you up on our workout team.  

Step 1: Fill out the form below.

Step 2: Download the BridgeTracker app on your mobile device.

Step 3: We will send you an invite to join the Weekly Workout team. Once you get this, finish your profile and you'll get our Workout of the Week each Friday!

 

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Topics: Workout of the Week

Water Polo Leg Strength Progression

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 9, 2017 4:30:31 PM

There are many different elements that strength coaches must consider when designing water polo and position-specific strength programs. Whether players are just beginning to build strength or are well-developed professionals, the most effective strength and conditioning programs implement progressions. In water polo specifically, players in all positions must have strong legs in order to rapidly propel themselves, and leg strength is crucial for staying ahead of the game, building power, and achieving success in the pool.

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Topics: Competition, Water polo

Workout of the Week: Upper Lower Supersets

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 9, 2017 5:32:00 AM

New and want to try out the BridgeAthletic app experience for yourself? The Workout of the Week will now be available as an in-app experience!  For all our loyal followers, sign up here to join the team and receive the Workout of the Week on your mobile device.  Just give us the basics and we'll set you up on our workout team.  

Step 1: Fill out the form below.

Step 2: Download the BridgeTracker app on your mobile device.

Step 3: We will send you an invite to join the Weekly Workout team. Once you get this, finish your profile and you'll get our Workout of the Week each Friday!

 

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Topics: Workout of the Week

#BridgeBuilt Series: Par4Success Golf Fitness

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 3, 2017 3:15:29 PM

Every day we hear championship stories about how BridgeAthletic's strength training software is helping coaches and athletes achieve their goals and overcome obstacles. These stories motivate us to build better athletes across all sports. Featured in this #BridgeBuilt Series is Chris Finn, owner of Par4Success, Physical Therapist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and TPI certified golf-medical professional, who breaks down how he's using BridgeAthletic to help train golf athletes at every level, both in person and around the world. 

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Topics: Bridge Teams, Coaches

Staying Fit to Prepare for Collegiate Athletics

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Aug 3, 2017 11:24:43 AM

The transition into college athletics is not always easy for athletes. It can be particularly difficult for players that are not in shape or for players that are used to being the star and now find themselves sitting on the bench. It is crucial for collegiate athletes to use time in the offseason to stay physically fit and prepare for the upcoming season. New players do not want to come into preseason behind and be trying to play catch-up all season long. While preparing for the collegiate level, players should prioritize strength and conditioning, nutrition, and sleep.

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