Articles by Claude Parcon

  • Don't use boring drills for baseball practice

    Don't use boring drills for baseball pr...

    by C. ParconThu, Jan 28 2010

    Renowned coach Tom O'Connell provides practice tools in Play Ball

  • Maintain agility training year-round

    Maintain agility training year-round

    by C. ParconThu, Jan 14 2010

    conditioning, off-season, drills, technique, workouts, training, agility, warm-up

  • Pre Exercise Eating

    Pre Exercise Eating

    by C. ParconThu, Jan 14 2010

    Regular pre-exercise eating and hydration are recommended so athletes eat what they need daily to keep muscles fueled and hydrated, optimize performance, and ensure adequate recovery. During exercise, athletes rely mostly on the glycogen stored in the muscles and liver and on fat stores. Although a pre-exercise meal is not immediately available for energy, it can contribute when exercise or athletic events go on continuously for more than an hour.

  • All Counties Baseball Expo

    All Counties Baseball Expo

    by C. ParconThu, Oct 29 2009

    Don't miss out on this upcoming clinic for the latest in performance based skills and drills for baseball.

  • Fat 101 – The Fundamentals of Fitness Nutrition by Liz Applegate PH. D

    Fat 101 – The Fundamentals of Fitness N...

    by C. ParconTue, Sep 22 2009

    According to Liz Applegate authour of Eat Smart, Play Hard, says "To boost the right amounts of fats in your diet, you need to understand exactly where the right and wrong fats come from

  • Ask The Bod

    Ask The Bod

    by C. ParconTue, Sep 22 20091 Comment

    I’ve worked with teams where the coach has his players run long distances (1-4 miles) during the off-season workouts. I’ve worked with teams where the coach has his players do series of long sprints mixed with agilities.

  • Fast Break Clinic September 26th for all bay area coaches.

    Fast Break Clinic September 26th for al...

    by C. ParconTue, Sep 15 2009

    Location: Pledmont High School Pledmont, Ca.

  • Med Ball Madness

    Med Ball Madness

    by C. ParconTue, Sep 15 2009

    “Med Ball Madness” is your training show where the focus is on flexibility and core.

  • Vegetarian Chili

    Vegetarian Chili

    by C. ParconTue, Sep 15 2009

    Legumes, legumes the magical food the more you eat the more you...

  • Training in Multiple Planes of Motion

    Training in Multiple Planes of Motion

    by C. ParconWed, Sep 09 2009

    Every training program should incorporate all three planes of motion.

  • Volleyball Clinic with Jessica Swarbrick

    Volleyball Clinic with Jessica Swarbrick

    by C. ParconTue, Sep 01 20092 Comments

    See tips from one of the nations most decorated players.

  • Performance Foods on The Go

    Performance Foods on The Go

    by C. ParconTue, Sep 01 20092 Comments

    Pack your day with foods that will keep you performing at your peak.

  • Training The Bod

    Training The Bod

    by C. ParconTue, Sep 01 2009

    Your Performance Center Show with tips from top performance coaches in the nation.

  • Basic Nutrition

    Basic Nutrition

    by C. ParconThu, Aug 20 20091 Comment

    Important Keys to Healthy Eating

  • High School Intensive Training/Power Day/Elastic Equivalent Training (EET)

    High School Intensive Training/Power Da...

    by C. ParconTue, Jun 23 2009

    Elite Athletics High School Intensive Training program introduces athletes to higher levels of strength training.

  • A Scale of Mistakes

    A Scale of Mistakes

    by C. ParconTue, Jun 23 2009

    The first thing to take notice of is how big your mistakes are and whether they are detracting from your performances. This will be very useful later in deciding what to do about them.

  • Antifat Diet Strategies

    Antifat Diet Strategies

    by C. ParconTue, Jun 23 2009

    The ability of the body to slow metabolic rate to meet available energy has long been understood by scientists.

  • 52-Week Football Training - Ben T. Cook

    52-Week Football Training - Ben T. Cook

    by C. ParconTue, Jun 23 2009

    Phase 4: Early Summer Workouts

  • High School Intensive Training Daily Dozen

    High School Intensive Training Daily Dozen

    by C. ParconMon, Jun 15 20092 Comments

    Here is another variation of Elite Athletics Daily Dozen routine. Always ensure a proper warm up to reduce your chances of an injury. This is what you need to do every day.

  • Advantages and Problems in Hypnotic Pain Control

    Advantages and Problems in Hypnotic Pai...

    by C. ParconMon, Jun 15 2009

    As with many uses of hypnosis, pain relief has significant ethical and practical issues.

  • Power Eating-3rd Edition

    Power Eating-3rd Edition

    by C. ParconMon, Jun 15 2009

    Authored by a consultant to NFL and NBA players and world-class bodybuilders, Power Eating combines the most up-to-date scientific and practical advice to address the unique nutritional requirements of the power athlete. The result is an approach that has helped thousands of athletes reach their physique and performance goals—safely and legally.

  • 52-Week Football Training - Ben T. Cook

    52-Week Football Training - Ben T. Cook

    by C. ParconMon, Jun 15 2009

    Phase 3: Spring Workouts Phase 3 is a maintenance phase that typically begins around the end of March and ends about early May - weeks 17 through 23.

  • Lateral Speed and Agility

    Lateral Speed and Agility

    by C. ParconMon, Jun 08 20092 Comments

    Develop your lateral speed and go through the same drills as Reggie Bush. It's all about change of direction so start up your lateral speed and agility today.

  • Injury Types and Assessments

    Injury Types and Assessments

    by C. ParconMon, Jun 08 2009

    Of all sports injuries, those to muscles, tendons, and ligaments are probably the most common.

  • Importance of Goal Setting

    Importance of Goal Setting

    by C. ParconMon, Jun 08 2009

    Setting goals is like setting the sails and rudder. Even with great energy and enthusiasm, unless the athlete sets specific goals, that is, a direction to go, the athlete may be adrift, heading in an irrelevant direction or just flailing about.

  • 10 Sports Nutrition Myths

    10 Sports Nutrition Myths

    by C. ParconMon, Jun 08 20093 Comments

    Key nutritional tips to keep your performance at its highest level.

  • 52-Week Football Training - Phase 2: Winter Workouts - Ben T. Cook

    52-Week Football Training - Phase 2: Wi...

    by C. ParconMon, Jun 08 2009

    Phase 2 begins during the second week of January (week 7) and continues through the third week in March (week 16), when spring ball practice begins. The progression of this phase gradually carries you from the hypertrophy stage of the periodization model toward a power stage. At the end of this 10-week phase, you perform tests to measure physical improvements. The battery of tests is similar to those administered by pro scouts during their scouting visits.

  • Sports Injuries Guidebook - Robert Gotlin

    Sports Injuries Guidebook - Robert Gotlin

    by C. ParconWed, Jun 03 2009

    Whether you are a member of a team or an individual athlete, an elite competitor or a weekend warrior, Sports Injuries Guidebook is ready with the answers you need when your body needs them.

  • Train Like The Pros with Elite Athletics

    Train Like The Pros with Elite Athletics

    by C. ParconMon, Jun 01 2009

    Have you always wanted to know what the pro's do? Elite Athletics takes us through what Reggie Bush and the first running back selected in April's NFL Draft LeSean Mcoy do in their offseason.

  • Power Nutrition

    Power Nutrition

    by C. ParconMon, Jun 01 2009

    While we often implement the proper regimen of strength training, dynamic flexibility and speed work, we may overlook the nutritional contributions to developing power – which is considered our rate of fuel development. Powerful nutrition depends on our intake, absorption and utilization of fuels and fluids.