Jim Carpentier, CSCS, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, New Jersey-licensed massage therapist, certified nutritional consultant and a health/fitness writer. He currently serves as Associate Health and Wellness Director at the Greater Morristown YMCA in Cedar Knolls, N.J. and as an Athletic Conditioning Specialist to the Montclair State University Sports Medicine department.
A general consensus among health and fitness professionals is for pre-teen athletes to gradually ease into weight training by initially performing multi-joint bodyweight exercises (e.g., Wall Squats, Multidirectional Lunges, Step-Ups, [...]
Scenario: You've made significant progress with your summer sports conditioning program since school ended, but now you're vacationing this summer with family or friends. Even while away from the gym [...]