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How to Safely Start Resistance Training for Kids

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In my first couple of months of working at the POWER Center, I have been training younger athletes. Previously, pediatric resistance training was thought to impact children’s growth through training-induced cartilage damage. In recent studies, it has been found that through appropriately prescribed training programs with sufficient supervision, children have fewer, if any, lifting related … Continue reading How to Safely Start Resistance Training for Kids

How to use nutrition to support a healthy immune system

The cold and flu season is quickly approaching. Even a mild illness can cause a major setback to your fitness gains. Making sure that you’re eating the right foods and including rest days in your routine can make a huge difference to your immune health. Maintaining the best immunity can often mean the difference between … Continue reading How to use nutrition to support a healthy immune system

The challenges of training junior college athletes are worth the rewards

  At Sanford POWER Bismarck, we are lucky to have the opportunity to train the four sports for the junior college in town, Bismarck State College: volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball. One of the biggest challenges we face at Sanford POWER Bismarck is we only get to meet once every two weeks with … Continue reading The challenges of training junior college athletes are worth the rewards

Pre-game programs can help prevent ACL injuries

The NFL has seen a number of devastating non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries over the past couple of seasons. But Sanford POWER senior physical therapist Brett Fischer says there are ways to lower the risk of sustaining the knee injury. “There are many proven injury prevention programs and they all have the same components,” … Continue reading Pre-game programs can help prevent ACL injuries

Ask an Expert: Sports science insights for athletes

It can be difficult for athletes, coaches and parents to sort out fact, fiction and fads in the evolving field of sports science. The Sanford Sports Science Institute is here to help. Through its role as the official research partner of the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation, SSSI experts are going to your questions in this ongoing … Continue reading Ask an Expert: Sports science insights for athletes

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