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NAKOA coaches are working with Pacific Ridge athletes to incorporate strength, conditioning, speed and agility into the school's PE classes. CARLSBAD – In December, Carlsbad resident and Pacific Ridge School sophomore Kai Kelly was playing for his club lacrosse team when his hip suddenly tightened up during a game. "I could tell right away something wasn't right," he said. Kelly and his family turned to Carlsbad's NAKOA Fitness and Physical Therapy for help and he soon started an extensive rehab program for what turned out to be a labral tear in his hip. After 12 weeks of

As a strength and conditioning coach, I have had the opportunity to work with some extremely gifted athletes. One of the most impressive athletes that I have had the pleasure of working with is Ryan Sheckler. In the sport of skateboarding, Ryan has proven himself not only to be one of the best in the world but one of the best of all time. Ryan won gold medals in the 2003, 2008 and 2010 X games. He won silver medals in 2006 and 2012 and took the bronze in

There are quite a few gyms, clubs and recreational centers scattered around San Diego. Their members shuttle in and out exchanging glances or the occasional wave or hello and then quickly put their headphones on and commence to run through the latest workout that they saw in their men’s or women’s health magazine. For most gym goers who identify with this experience, performance training is considered more of a chore or a due diligence requirement than it is a time to go about achieving goals, preparing for competition or developing

To understand what joints/areas need the most mobility, you must first understand the different planes of motion: sagittal, frontal (coronal), and horizontal (transverse). Sagittal is the movement of a limb forward or backward (i.e. shoulder flexion, hip extension), the horizontal plane is the rotational movement of a limb (i.e. shoulder external rotation, lumbar rotation), and the frontal plane is the movement of a limb side to side (i.e. hip abduction, side bending). When it comes to running, the most prominent plane of motion is sagittal because the overall translation of your

Since Track & Field holds a very nostalgic, special place in my heart, I am going to be educating through a series of excerpts from an imaginary letter to my high school self (I know that sounds weird, bare with me). Yo buddy, It’s YOU from the future. Since you weren't good enough to actually BECOME a pro athlete, you are doing the next best thing and TRAINING them. That means you NOW know how AWESOME Coach Herzog and Coach Barry were for our Track team, but how many individual things YOU

In part 1 of my article, I talked about my first four tips to incorporating successful and effective MetCon within your workouts. Here are my four remaining points to supporting metabolic conditioning and getting the most bang for your buck. Check out Jason's first 4 tips for effective MetCon training. Rule #5: Benchmark Yourself It is important for coaches and athletes to understand the importance of benchmarking. Your benchmark is a standard point of reference against which things may be compared or assessed. Establishing effective programs for athletes requires testing and establishing benchmarks

With the winter season fast approaching, we turn our sights on a sport with physical grueling demands: ice hockey. Ice hockey demands a strong conditioning program to help you perform better on the ice and we’ll outline some tactics that will keep hockey athletes prepared all year, especially here in Southern California. When developing a sports conditioning program, the first step you must take is analyzing the physiological demands of the sport. Once you understand what the sport is asking the athlete to do, we can develop a plan to

First and foremost, I want to congratulate my good friend Keanu Asing for achieving his dream and qualifying for the 2015 World Surf League (formerly the ASP World Tour), there’s not a more deserving or well-respected young man in the sport of surfing today. Congrats Anu! Secondly, this is not some super technical training blog about how the team here at NAKOA got Keanu in to peak physical condition over the last 18 months (those will be coming later!). This is about a young athlete with drive and maturity beyond his years