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4 Ways to Improve Your Vertical Leap


  A soaring vertical leap is a valuable asset for just about any athlete, regardless of their sport. The secret to a sky-high vert isn’t Michael Jordan’s shoes, or even his genetics (although they would definitely help). Like almost everything in sports, it boils down to hard work. If you want to increase your vertical jump, here are four things you need to do: 1. Foam roll regularly. You might already be familiar with some of the benefits of foam rolling, but did you know it can also improve your vertical leap? That’s because your legs are full of knots, which [...]

4 Ways to Improve Your Vertical Leap2019-08-17T23:18:54+00:00

4 Ideas for Older Adults to Stay Active


  A lot of things get easier with age, but staying active isn’t one of them. As we get older, exercising slides down the list of priorities, and our bodies simply don’t recover as fast. With that said, it is still important to make time for physical activity during the week. It doesn’t have to be a lot, just a little bit can go a long way. Here are a few ways that older adults can stay active, courtesy of your friends at Insports Centers. Plan Family Activities Don’t use your family as an excuse for why you can’t exercise. Instead, [...]

4 Ideas for Older Adults to Stay Active2017-02-23T18:10:29+00:00

6 Professional Athletes Who Dominated Multiple Sports


Image credit: Flickr user nostri-imago It takes an immense amount of athletic ability and technical skill to play one sport professionally, but multiple sports? That requires a generational talent. These six remarkable athletes were able to maximize their abilities en route to their domination of two (or three, or four) sports. 1. Michael Jordan Widely regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time, MJ’s athletic skills extended well beyond the hardwood. In addition to his six NBA championships, ten scoring titles, five MVP awards, and two olympic gold medals, Michael Jordan also enjoyed a brief stint in the minor leagues [...]

6 Professional Athletes Who Dominated Multiple Sports2022-05-01T13:21:15+00:00

15 Health Benefits of Sports


It’s no secret that physical activity is good for you, but do you know about all the ways that exercise can improve your health? Check it out: Improved cardiovascular health. The heart is a muscle, it needs to be worked out! Regular exercise can help improve the overall health of your entire cardiovascular system. Lowers risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. A healthier heart means reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes. Helps manage weight. Not only does physical activity burn calories, it also improves your metabolism in the long run. Reduced blood pressure. Physical activity keeps your [...]

15 Health Benefits of Sports2019-12-11T21:46:18+00:00

The Benefits of Artificial Turf Fields


Over the past decade, the use of artificial turf sports fields has skyrocketed across the country. Previously few and far between, these surfaces can now be found at schools, complexes, and community centers everywhere. Artificial turf is comprised of synthetic polyethylene fibers intended to replicate the look and feel of natural grass. More times than not, these fields are filled in with “crumb rubber” – or ground up recycled car tires – to enhance durability and safety by providing extra cushion. While artificial turf has become a hotly-debated topic, it does offer some undeniable benefits to facility owners, maintenance staff, and [...]

The Benefits of Artificial Turf Fields2016-12-14T15:19:05+00:00

Tri-Town Soccer Academy “Winter Storm” Program is Coming to Insports


Lace up your cleats, the Tri-Town Soccer Academy is coming to Insports for their Winter Storm session! Spend your “offseason” with us, training all winter long with some of the areas most respected professional soccer coaches. Details: • 19 weeks of training, beginning November 18th • All sessions are held on Friday evenings • Four age groups: • Ages 9-10: 5:00 – 6:30 PM • Ages 11-12: 6:30 – 8:00 PM • Ages 13-14: 8:00 – 9:30 PM • High School: 8:00 – 9:30 PM (futsal) • Space is limited to 25 players per age group • Boys and girls welcome [...]

Tri-Town Soccer Academy “Winter Storm” Program is Coming to Insports2016-11-09T17:43:56+00:00

Make the Most Out of Your Rest Days


If you are a regular reader of our blog, you know that proper recovery is a key part of optimal athletic performance. This doesn't just mean sleeping 8 hours every night; it means allocating yourself rest days to ensure your body fully recovers in between workouts. Your rest days don't have to be spent on the couch, though. In fact, it's best if they aren't. Participating in some form of light exercise, or “active recovery”, can help alleviate muscle soreness by stimulating blood flow and improving circulation. If you want to make the most out of your rest days, active recovery [...]

Make the Most Out of Your Rest Days2016-10-20T12:54:19+00:00

Meal Prepping 101: How Athletes Can Get Started


Meal prepping is a term used to describe the process of preparing several days' – or even a full week's – worth of food in advance. These fully-prepared meals can quickly be reheated and eaten with minimal effort and energy. This allows people with busy lifestyles to enjoy home-cooked, healthy food on a daily basis. If you are looking to get started meal-prepping, here's what you need to know: What You Will Need: • Food – we'll get into this later • An ample amount of microwavable storage containers • Access to basic kitchen equipment, such as a stove, pots, pans, [...]

Meal Prepping 101: How Athletes Can Get Started2016-09-12T13:12:03+00:00

What You Need to Know About Workout Recovery


Are you giving your body enough time to sufficiently recover in between your workouts? There's a good chance you might not be. High-intensity workouts mixed with poor recovery can lead to mental burnouts, and even physical injury. Read below to make sure you are properly recovering from your physical activity. Recovery: The Forgotten Fitness Component Most experts will tell you that there are three main components of fitness: exercise; nutrition; and recovery. Everyone is aware of the exercise portion; few are aware of proper nutritional guidelines; and even fewer know about adequate recovery. What Happens to Your Body During a Workout? [...]

What You Need to Know About Workout Recovery2016-09-09T14:48:52+00:00

The Basics of HIIT


Have you heard the term “HIIT” before, but aren't quite sure what it means? Not to worry; we'll not only break down what HIIT is and what the benefits are, we will also give you a sample routine so you can try it on your own! What is HIIT? High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is a method of exercise that involves alternating short bursts of intense activity with slightly longer periods of low-intensity exercise for rest and recovery. For example, instead of riding your bike at the same pace for a half an hour, a HIIT program would require you to [...]

The Basics of HIIT2016-09-07T14:30:13+00:00
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