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5 Exercises to Improve Acceleration

Exercises to Improve Acceleration Acceleration is inherent in every sport we play. Field and team sport athletes spend almost all of their time in the acceleration zone (0-30m), and often their first few steps are what separates them from the competition. If a basketball player can create separation within the first 1-2 steps, he’ll have… Read more »


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Does Your Performance Coach Suck?

All training is not created equal! I had 2 new athletes in for an assessment last week. I’d name where they trained, but they don’t even deserve me giving their name any sort of recognition. After what I saw, I was pretty angry. Mainly because I really love what I do and take it incredibly… Read more »

The Intermittent Fasting Files

Over the last few years, I have been studying, utilizing and writing about intermittent fasting and its potential benefits. I credit Martin Berkhan and Ori Hofmeklar’s work for sparking my initial interest. From there, I spent a lot of time combing through studies and playing around with different ways to implement periods of fasting. The… Read more »

Our Name Is Changing: Here’s Why

Our Name Is Changing: Here’s Why

In 2012, The New York Sports Center was born.  We started this facility with one goal – to offer the most advanced, thorough and effective training and nutrition service in Buffalo, Ny.  In the last two years, we have prepared players for the NFL draft, coached 1st place finishers in Bodybuilding-Figure-Bikini-Powerlifting shows, worked with Pro… Read more »

Eat More Dark Chocolate

Eat More Dark Chocolate What if I told you that you needed to add some dark chocolate to your nutrition plan? That’s a diet you could get on board with, right? Chocolate has gotten a bad reputation because of its usual high sugar and calorie content, but the criticism isn’t fair. Sure, after you add… Read more »

Intra-Workout Nutrition: Fat Loss vs. Muscle Gain

Intra-Workout Nutrition: Fat Loss vs. Muscle Gain The days of sipping on plain old water during workouts are long gone. That is, if you’re serious about taking your physique to the next level. With the recent increase in research on nutrient timing and supplements, our knowledge of peri-workout nutrition has exploded the past few years…. Read more »

Strength Training Reduces Sports Injuries

One of the main things I emphasize to parents is the importance of proper athletic development in keeping athletes healthy.  This is a great graphic from the Journal of Sports Medicine – “Strength training reduces sports injuries to less than one third”. Contact us at (716) 400-4869 or nysportscenter@gmail.com to learn more about Buffalo’s Elite… Read more »

Sports Performance Training

Sports Performance Training

PARENTS OF ATHLETES: STOP throwing money away on extra skill sessions outside of your child’s sport. Yes, these have merit, but when practicing 6 days a week, your athlete gets a ton of technical work. Rates of injury still continue to sky rocket and a lot of it is attributed to early specialization. By constantly… Read more »

Guide To A Lean and Muscular Physique: Setting Your Macronutrients

Setting Your Macronutrients In Part 1: Building The Foundation and Part 2: Are All Calories Created Equal of this series, I discussed picking a goal and finding your starting caloric baseline. In this section I will talk about macronutrient ratios for improved body composition. We have established the role that calories have in the body…. Read more »

New Service Offered

Detailed Program Analysis A lot of people email me because they are stuck within their current program and need ideas to help them bust through this sticking point. They may not want or need a specific program written for them, instead, they need a new perspective. I truly believe that most people’s training and nutrition… Read more »

When Should Kids Begin Sports Performance Training?

If you have a young child in sports, I imagine you have considered some athletic training. In my opinion, coaches and parents vastly underestimate and under-appreciate the role proper training can have in developing an all around athlete. All sports require a certain level of movement efficiency. The best athletes are those with great body… Read more »

Team Training For Sports

Team Training For Sports

Could your son or daughter’s entire team use some performance training? We offer small group, 1-on-1, and team training.  We train the Clarence Softball Travel team, the U15 Empire girls soccer team, a synchronized swim team, some of the areas top tennis players and more. Make sure you visit our Sports Performance Training link for… Read more »

Post-Workout Carbohydrates: Why They Aren’t Necessary

Before you drown yourself in the latest sugar-laden post-workout concoction, ask yourself why? A few years ago, I wrote an article on elitefts™ about the different ways to alter your peri-workout nutrition. From fasted training to intra-workout carbohydrates to limiting carbohydrates post-workout, it stirred up a little controversy. I didn’t specifically say that one was… Read more »