Jim Carpentier

Jim Carpentier

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.

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Going the Extra Mile With a Plate Workout

A Plate Workout for Your Sport By Jim Carpentier, CSCS You enter a crowded weight room after school and all the barbells are being used. Well, you can...

What's Your Backup Plan When 'Plan A' Fails?

What's Your Back-Up Plan When "Plan A" Fails On or Off the Field? By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Athletes must bring their "A" Game in all sorts of weather...

How Mental Flexibility Boosts Your Game

How Mental Flexibility Boosts Your Game By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Demonstrating mental toughness can be just as powerful as physical toughness on the...

How Excessive Exercise, Sleep and Nutrition Hurts Your Performance

How Excessive Exercise, Sleep and Calories Hamper Sports Performance By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Being off balance on the field, wrestling mat or tennis...

Weight Room Got You Down? Try These Winter Outdoor Workouts

3 Winter Outdoor Workouts for In-Season Winter and Pre-Season Spring Sports By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Weight rooms get especially crowded during the cold...

Flexibility in Mind and Body Provides Advantages On and Off the Field

New Year's Resolution: Flexibility in Mind and Body Provides On and Off the Field Advantages By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Being able to bend forward to touch...

You Versus Ball: Master the Swiss Ball Challenge

You vs. Ball: A Challenging Total Body Swiss Ball Exercise That Tests Essential Athletic Components By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Seeking an all-in-one...

Low-Back Tips, Therapies and Exercises to Get You in Game Shape

Low Back Exercises and Other Pre-Game Healthy Back Strategies By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Common low back pain, soreness and stiffness can sideline athletes...

Dynamic Warm-Up Exercises for a Safe, Effective Workout

Choose One of These Five Dynamic Warm up Exercises for a Safer and Effective Workout   By Jim Carpentier, CSCS        Stop!  Before sprinting several...

2 Med Ball Workouts to Test Your Limits

Have a "Ball" with These Two Intense Full-Body Med Ball Workouts By Jim Carpentier, CSCS "Play ball!" Those two words are enough to pump up adrenaline...

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