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How to Train When Your Season is Cancelled

May 5, 2020

Unfortunately, COVID-19 has caused the cancellation of many sports seasons. From Little League baseball to the NBA, high school track to the Summer Olympics, athletes across the globe are missing out on the competitive season they have been training all year for. Hopefully, sports will return in the fall and winter. Hopefully, you will have […]READ MORE

Staying Fit in Quarantine

April 4, 2020

At Bon Secours Sports Performance, we recommend everyone practice social distancing to help keep us all healthy. For athletes used to practices, games and trips to the gym, quarantine can feel particularly difficult.  But just because you are staying home doesn’t mean you can’t stay fit. You can use these tips and tricks to keep moving: […]READ MORE

The Latest Technologies to Up Your Game

March 3, 2020

New technologies using GPS, heart rate trackers, and motion trackers are giving you more insight into your sports performance and abilities than ever. With the help of athletic trainers and other experts, you can take this data and turn it into major gains. If you want more data on your performance, you can look into […]READ MORE

The Benefits of Playing Multiple Sports

February 2, 2020

As athletics becomes increasingly competitive at a younger and younger age, more athletes are choosing to specialize in just one sport. In addition to their school season, they play club or travel leagues, allowing them to play their sport all year long. But while intense focus on one sport may improve your skills, you may […]READ MORE

Warming Up Before a Workout

January 1, 2020

If you have a jam-packed day and just want to get to the good part of your workout, it can be tempting to skip a warmup. Warmups are slow and can be boring—but they are vital to your performance and overall health. Why You Should Warm Up Whether you’ve been sitting at a desk all […]READ MORE

Change Up Your Workout During Winter for Peak Performance

December 12, 2019

Even in a warm region like Richmond and Eastern Virginia, winter poses challenges to your workout. Chill temperatures and dark evenings make your runs more dangerous, while cold air can hurt your lungs. But winter may be the best time to switch up your workout. And that change-up may even offer benefits, like: Lower Risk for […]READ MORE

Stay in Shape in the Offseason, But Don’t Forget to Rest

November 11, 2019

Your offseason is an important time to give your body a rest. Playing the same sport, year-round, puts you at a high risk for overuse injuries and other problems that can keep you out of the game. Though the offseason is an important break, it’s also important that you maintain your strength, flexibility, and speed. […]READ MORE

Be Prepared For Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Sports

October 10, 2019

Between 1 in 40,000 and 1 in 80,000 athletes experience sudden cardiac arrest each year, even very young and healthy athletes. This life-threatening condition occurs when the heart stops pumping, leading to fainting, loss of blood flow, and loss of breathing.  In athletes, sudden cardiac arrest usually occurs due to undiagnosed heart conditions like cardiomyopathy […]READ MORE

Why You May Need a VO2 Max Assessment

September 9, 2019

VO2 Max assessments determine how much oxygen you can transport and use during exercise, also called aerobic capacity. The test takes about 20 minutes and involves performing exercise while wearing a specialized max to measure your oxygen intake and output. You may also wear a heart rate monitor. A high VO2 max measurement, measured in […]READ MORE

What Are the Risks of Concussions and Sports?

August 8, 2019

Any sport carries some risk of concussion, but some may be more dangerous than others. As school sports start up again, it’s important you understand what risks student athletes face when they get in the game. Sports With the Most Concussions Concussions are caused when the head is moved quickly back and forth, such as […]READ MORE