5 tips to setup your ideal recovery space

Alissa Taylor

Jay Sidekick app stretching

Our best tips for setting up an ideal recovery space from home. This is a realistic guide of how to make a dedicated space possible for anyone regardless of available square footage.

The effects of stress on athletic performance

Alissa Taylor

The effects of stress on athletic performance

Have you experienced an impact on your athletic performance due to stress? In the last year, if you have found it more challenging to retain the same motivation that you had prior to quarantine, you’re not alone. 67% of individuals who are sheltering in place are experiencing a considerable increase in stress and 47% of individuals have reported experiencing worsened … Read More

Top 10 Books for Training and Motivation

Bea Potter

There is a subject that always finds its way into discussion, and that is weight loss and diet. However, this concern is bigger than only aesthetic problems, but is also a beyond health and longevity issue. Without knowledge of the subject, many people start to listen to very restrictive diet plans that promise true miracles, but this needs to be … Read More

Hip mobility and strength for increased athletic performance

Patrick Dale

The hip is a very mobile joint. With its ball-and-socket structure, it has a large range of motion. Unfortunately, like it’s structural relative the shoulder joint, all this mobility means that the hip joint can also be unstable and is prone to injury and dysfunction. Surrounded by some of the largest muscles in the human body, the hip is very … Read More

Strong Glutes & Why You Need Them

Krista Bugden

Gwen Jorgensen

Through human evolution, the buttocks served as a key component for mankind to finally raise his hands off the ground and stand erect on two feet. The glutes served as a counterbalance to the chest. This gave our ancestors the ability to stand tall and climb their way to the top of the food chain. At about 330 B.C., Aristotle … Read More

Shoulder rotation and athletic performance – what you need to know

Patrick Dale

Joints are amazing biomechanical structures. Comprised of a union of two or more bones, stabilizing and connecting ligaments, as well as muscles and their tendinous attachments, joints allow you to move your body freely. Without joints, your skeleton would be rigid. Imagine trying to do burpees without bending your knees – or your hips or elbows, for that matter! There … Read More

How Your Mental Mindset Affects Your Performance

Krista Bugden

Sidekick Mental Performance

Have you been feeling kind of off? Your head isn’t in the right place. And you’re noticing that it’s beginning to impact your training and performance. What’s going on? Or perhaps you recently set a new PR today. You’re impressed with yourself and proud. But you’re wondering what changed – Why today?  In this article, we dive into how your … Read More

An Introduction To Altitude Training

Patrick Dale

Athletes from all sports go to extreme lengths to improve their performance. When the difference between winning and losing comes down to fractions of meters or seconds, every advantage is worth pursuing, from energy-efficient running shoes to supplements to ultra-light equipment. Some performance-boosting strategies are not even legal, but that doesn’t stop some athletes from using them anyway.  Altitude training … Read More

Is Your Thoracic Mobility Holding You Back?

Krista Bugden

Thoracic Mobility

The thoracic spine doesn’t get the attention it deserves. It’s often ignored and neglected, especially in rehabilitation settings and when it comes to enhancing performance. For instance, when back pain happens, the focus is frequently placed on the spine, hamstrings, and hip flexors.  But what if your aches and pains could be prevented by improved thoracic mobility? And what if … Read More