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Nutrient Timing – How Important Is It?

Tanner Batten | tanner@paradigmsport.com

Each level of the nutrition pyramid plays a role, but none is more important than the base. Energy Balance (Calories in and Calories Out) is and always will be the most important piece of the puzzle.  There are a few scenarios when nutrient timing can boost your performance. Read More

How Much Can You Bench?

Tanner Batten | tanner@paradigmsport.com

This is usually one of the first questions I am asked when someone learns that I am a Personal Trainer. I guess they need to find out whether they can take me seriously or not. Right or wrong, the bench press has long been a performance standard for gaining respect in the gym. Read More

Micronutrients for Athletes

Tanner Batten | tanner@paradigmsport.com

In the last two articles we discussed the basics of energy balance, caloric intake, and ideal macronutrient ratios for different goals. If you haven’t read them already you can check them out. Read More

The Deadlift — 3 Ways to Build More Strength

Tanner Batten | tanner@paradigmsport.com

It’s no secret that the deadlift is my favorite exercise. It is one of the few movements that work the body head to toe. It not only strengthens the glutes, hamstrings, and lower back, but also taxes the upper body to a great extent. Read More

Demystifying Macronutrients — Energy Sources That Fuel Your Body

Tanner Batten | tanner@paradigmsport.com

In the previous nutrition blog we dove deep into the world of calories, the base of the nutritional pyramid, and why they ultimately dictate whether or not we move towards our goals. If calories aren’t in check then it won’t matter what cutting edge nutrition tips you’re applying or what supplements you take.. Read More

The Pull Up

Tanner Batten | tanner@paradigmsport.com

With the New Year rolling around, people begin to look inward and ask themselves what they want to accomplish over the next 365 days. Some of these goals are work related, some are family related, and others are training related. Read More

The Calorie and Energy Balance Relationship

Tanner Batten | tanner@paradigmsport.com

We’ve all heard it before, “All you need to do to lose that weight is eat less and move more.” This refers to the most basic of all nutritional principles: Energy Balance. Read More

Training A Champion

Joey Wolfe | joey@paradigmsport.com

When I was a young boy I used to love watching movies like Rocky, Bloodsport, and Kickboxer. Other than the legendary fight scenes at the end of the movie, the training montages were always my favorite part. Read More

Cirque

Joey Wolfe | joey@paradigmsport.com

About four or five years ago I was introduced to Cirque du Soleil. I honestly can’t remember who it was that told me about it but they said that it was an incredible show and I should make it a point to get to one. Read More

Ankle, Hip and Thoracic Mobility for Catchers

Joey Wolfe | joey@paradigmsport.com

One of the biggest challenges for young players is being able to make adjustments to their swing, throwing mechanics, running mechanics, etc. Sometimes mental barriers get in the way of making the adjustment, yet often times it is a physical limitation; more specifically a mobility, stability or sequencing issue. Read More