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  • How hard do you work when NO one is watching?

    How hard do you work when NO one is watching?

    Giving great effort is a requirement for success in the gym, on the field or in life. There are countless stories of the “work ethic” that many great athletes such as Michael Jordan, Tom Brady or Tiger Woods possessed that set them apart from their competition. These athletes were driven to outwork their competition every day. Traits such as waking up earlier, practicing longer or training harder are all part of what made these athletes who they were. Most importantly the great ones have the ability to keep this work ethic even when No one is watching them. Most of us NEED a coach. Someone who pushes us to be the best version of ourselves that we can possibly ....

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  • Discipline Over Motivation

    Discipline Over Motivation

    Discipline Over Motivation The New Year is here and so are the new year resolutions and new exciting opportunities to make 2022 the best year yet. January brings excitement and a new found motivation for all of us. We wake up earlier than we used too, we go to the gym more and our hair is on fire. But, what happens when we begin to get busy and life begins to get in the way. We can not rely on motivation we must instead we must be disciplined enough to achieve what we said we would. Discipline Over Motivation: Remember Your Why - When the going gets tough remembering why you started in the first place will light the fire to get going. There was a reason why you ....

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  • Maximizing Your Restuls

    Maximizing Your Restuls

    On average, our members attend two classes per week, which is good! We can get a lot accomplished as far as improving strength, increasing mobility and building lean muscle mass in those two 60 min sessions. But to maximize your results, you'll want to incorporate additional activity throughout the week. So here are a few tips on how you can do that. Increase Training Sessions - If you're currently only averaging 1-2 sessions per week, commit to amping it up with an additional session or two. We have classes 6 days a week, so take a look at our schedule and see where you can squeeze in another session. Move On Your Gym Off Days - Committing to moving will bring you quite ....

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  • 5 Steps To Designing Your Program at The Athlete Factory

    Having a properly designed and executed training program is KEY to delivering the results you expect at The Athlete Factory. Each athlete that comes into our gym goes through a 5 Step Process of program design with our coaches. This process guarantees that each athlete has a program specifically designed for their goals and their training level. 5 Steps to Program Design: 1. Set Goals: In order to know where to start with an athlete we must know where they want to go. Each athlete sets goals in their initial evaluation in our program. These goals often include making a team, earning a scholarship etc. We then take this goal and find out what physical tools will they need to ....

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  • Four Lessons From The Weight Room

    Four Lessons From The Weight Room

    We believe the benefits of our program at The Athlete Factory reach much further than getting stronger and faster. We believe that lessons are learned in our facility that mold young men and women in a positive way. These lessons prepare them to be great athletes but most importantly successful human beings when they leave our facility. In this picture our athletes are learning to: 1. Trust - The athlete benching must Trust that his spotter will be there for him if he needs her. Side note Sarah has been at our facility for years and Ashton has been there for a few months. 2. Communicate - These athletes do not know each other. But on this day the did. They communicated with ....

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  • Value of Consistency

    Value of Consistency

    In an instant gratification society the gym is one of the places left where you can not cheat the work and everything is still earned. Whether you are an athlete preparing for sport or an adult who wants to feel and look better there are no shortcuts to reaching your training goals. The magic is in consistently showing up week after week, month after month and getting a little bit better each time you are in the gym. Outside the gym making consistent positive decisions on nutrition, sleep and recovery leads to the RESULTS that you are chasing. Goals and Tips for being consistent: 100 Sessions Per Year: Our goal for our members of The Athlete Factory is to make it to 100 ....

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  • Training Through Injury

    Training Through Injury

    Training Through Injury Our number 1 goal of our training program at The Athlete Factory is to reduce the risk of injury with our athletes. While we have been very successful in pursuing this goal over the years the fact remains that injuries happen in sport and competition. Understanding that training should not stop due to injury is a crucial point for long term training goals and success. Why training with injury is SMARTER than sitting at home: Continue to Strengthen Injured Limb - There is science to back that training only one side of the body transfers to increased strength in the opposite side of the body. With some studies show an increase of 7-11% in strength on ....

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  • The Athlete Factory Difference

    There are many choices when it comes to finding a gym to help improve your performance and health. Training at your high school, at a box gym, Crossfit, Orange Theory or training online are just a few of the many options that are now available. While there are positives to all of these options and something is always better than nothing, finding the right home for your performance needs is important to deliver the RESULTS you are looking for. We believe The Athlete Factory has proven to be the number 1 option for athletes and adults who are looking to take their performance to the next level! Below are 5 Reasons why we have set ourselves apart in the Sports Performance and ....

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  • Breaking through mental barriers

    Oftentimes it's not lack of resources or time that keep us from reaching our goals, it's what goes on inside our head that hinders our progress. Here are three common barriers and how to work through them... All Or Nothing - How many times have you thrown in the towel because you deviated from your plan/routine? One bad meal or one missed workout does NOT entirelyruin your progress, but youknow what does? Giving up. Look, nobody's perfect. You're going to slip up, but you've got to keep going for the greater good. Do the best you can and allow yourself some grace from time to time, but just keep showing up, Fear of Outcome - Fear of success and fear of failure can actually ....

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  • How we chose results driven exercises

    How we chose results driven exercises

    There has never been an easier time to get information. Each day our social media accounts are flooded with new videos, pictures and ideas. So.. how does a "new" drill or exercise make it into our programming at The Athlete Factory? 1. Will it directly benefit our athletes results in their performance? 2. Can we progress/regress the exercise to fit all training ages and skill levels in our facility? 3. Does it fit the "flow" of our current programming and exercise selection? 4. Can we teach/coach it effectively to large groups of athletes? 5. Is it a better option than the exercise we are removing from our program? Once a exercise passes this criteria we will add it to ....

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