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Holiday Maintenance For Athletes

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Dec 7, 2017 6:30:00 AM

3 Tips For Staying Fit During The Holidays

In these glorious few weeks from December through the beginning of January, the last thing your athletes are likely thinking of is strength training. Holiday training can be a period of intense muscle soreness and physical fatigue. However, staying in better shape by maintaining strength through the holidays will help your athletes get back to their training routine faster and set the team up for a great season and new year. Here are three ways your athletes can maintain their strength over the course of the holidays.

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Topics: Performance Trends, Travel

Beating Jet Lag and Nutrition on the Road

Posted by Grace Anne D'Amico on Dec 1, 2017 2:55:00 PM

It is important for athletes to understand how travel during the competition season affects their bodies. Often times, elite athletes have to travel all over the globe to attend different sporting events. It is essential that athletes find ways to manage the negative effects of travel so that their bodies don’t unnecessarily suffer. Here are some tips to help beat the negative effects of travel.

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Topics: Nutrition, Competition, Travel

3 Steps to Increase Athletic Performance During Travel

Posted by Grace Anne D'Amico on Jul 14, 2017 10:20:00 AM

Traveling to competitions during season can take a toll on athletes, it can easily disrupt sleep schedules, which is one of the most important aspects of recovery for all athletes during season. Getting the proper amount of sleep is essential in order to increase athletic performance. It is important for athletes, especially those traveling across time zones, to consider some ways to stay ahead of the effects that traveling can have on the body .

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Topics: Competition, Travel, sleep

Your First 24 Hours on the Big Stage

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Jun 25, 2016 11:30:00 AM

You’ve arrived on the big stage. Now what? Unless you’ve been competing for gold before, this is probably the biggest meet of your life. At first, it may seem as if the lights are all brighter and the other swimmers are all bigger, stronger, and faster than you imagined. Don’t let these distractions and worries get into your head. Take these first 24 hours to settle in. The more you’re able to replicate your home training environment and schedule, the better you'll perform come race day.

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Topics: Competition, Travel

Traveling to the Big Meet

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Jun 23, 2016 10:30:00 AM


The big stage. Whether it’s your first time under the bright lights or your third, the next week is going to be a whirlwind. But first, you have to get there. Traveling is an often overlooked part of the experience but definitely affects your performance on race day. So don’t shortchange yourself by losing focus on this important part of your overall experience.

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Topics: Travel

February Qualification Prep Tips

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Feb 19, 2016 7:00:00 AM

3 Different Paths to the Biggest Stage

Have you been keeping up on your preparation for the ultimate meet?

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Topics: Performance Trends, Competition, Travel

Wearable Fitness Technology: What You Should Be Measuring | BridgeAthletic

Posted by Megan Fischer-Colbrie on Apr 9, 2015 12:38:00 PM

Wearable fitness technology is fast becoming an integral component of elite athletics. BridgeAthletic created this guide to help coaches and athletes make a well-informed decision on the fitness tracker that will give them a leg up on the competition. When deciding upon relevant parameters to measure for elite athletes, consider which metrics most closely relate to performance. Accessory measurements like steps taken or calories burned are interesting to know, but they do not directly apply to an athlete’s performance in a game, race, or event. Heart rate and sleep monitoring should provide key information to coaches and athletes to help them train with more specificity and efficiency.

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Topics: Nutrition, Performance Trends, Competition, Travel

10 Essential Items Every Athlete Should Own | BridgeAthletic

Posted by Megan Fischer-Colbrie on Feb 26, 2015 12:06:34 PM

Coaches, athletes, and parents need to know which athletic items are essential to consistent training and performance. While sport-specific equipment can get expensive, these 10 essentials will help athletes succeed without breaking the bank.

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Topics: Competition, Travel

What to Expect on Your Recruiting Trip | BridgeAthletic

Posted by Megan Fischer-Colbrie on Jan 29, 2015 12:04:47 PM

Recruiting trips are a great way to get a glimpse of a student-athlete’s life in college. You’ll have an opportunity to learn more about collegiate training, facilities, and classes, as well as the team you could be a part of for four years. So what should you expect on your recruiting trip? Athletes who have experienced the entire recruiting process wrote this article to help younger athletes navigate their trips with fluency and ease. Here’s a list of a few things to keep in mind on your recruiting trips:

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Topics: Travel