Dietary supplements seem like the "magic pill" a tactical operator needs to perform better, increase energy, or gain muscle. After all, if the jacked guy on TikTok uses it, the supplement must work, right? While dietary supplement regulation and safety might not be the "sexy" topic for strength coaches, education is vital to reducing side effects and overall harm in your tactical professionals.Read More
Eating after a workout can be a challenge for tactical professionals. Having grab-and-go fuel before they run to the next task is key to recovery. To recover appropriately, the energy burned from exercise needs to be replaced. A good post-workout meal replaces the carbohydrates burned during the workout and provides amino acids for optimal muscle recovery.Read More
Welcome to Part Four of our Sleep Series! In Part Three, we discussed the power of stimulus control in improving sleep. Now, let's dive into another crucial aspect of sleep improvement: sleep hygiene.Read More
Welcome to Part Three of our Sleep Series! We're thrilled to take you on a journey through the world of sleep, where we'll be exploring everything from the basics to the more advanced concepts. In this series, we'll cover sleep hygiene and nutrition, sleep trackers, wearables, and more.Read More
Welcome to Part Two of our Sleep Series! After covering the basics of sleep in our previous article, it's time to delve into the fascinating world of sleep stages and how they can impact our sleep quality. This is an exciting era for sleep research, as sleep wearables and trackers are gaining popularity, and since many of us own a sleep tracker to measure sleep stages, it's important to explore this topic in depth.Read More
Welcome to Part One of our Sleep Series! We're thrilled to take you on a journey through the world of sleep, where we'll be exploring everything from the basics to the more advanced concepts. In this series, we'll cover sleep hygiene and nutrition, sleep trackers, wearables, and more.Read More
In our latest episode of Powering Performance, we were lucky enough to sit down with Sacramento Kings’ Director of S&C and Performance, Ramsey Nijem. He has quickly climbed up the ladder in Strength and Conditioning, starting as UCSB's first intern in their athletic department, to assistant strength coach for the Kings, to where he is now, entering his third season as the head of the Kings' Strength & Conditioning and Performance. He attributes some of his success to good fortune and luck. But, looking more closely at Ramsey's accolades and his ability to thrive as one of the youngest S&C coaches in NBA, we quickly discover his success can be attributed to much more than luck. From his customized, state of the art training facility, to the work-flow he established early on, his passion and determination makes it no surprise that he's quickly become an influencer across the industry. His quintessential thirst for knowledge has allowed him to enter each new stage of his career well prepared to excel and advance his team to the next level. So join us as we dive into how Ramsey Nijem is transforming the landscape for Strength Conditioning and Performance in Sacramento.
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