Joe Lopez

Joe Lopez

Joe Lopez is the New Jersey State Director of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He was previously a member of the New Jersey State advisory board committee. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist at Inception Sports Performance in Madison, New Jersey, where he works with many athletes, specializing in baseball, track, hockey and endurance athletes.

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Warm Up Like the Pros

If you're still performing slow, controlled stretches to warm up before practice, you could actually be increasing your chances for an injury. Sta...

To Build Club Speed, Train Like A Golfer, Not a Bodybuilder

Unlike other popular sports, golf doesn't rely on singular muscle movements in a vertical or horizontal plane. As a golfer, you need to reflect th...

A Simple Training Approach to Build Muscle

Building muscle can seem like a daunting task for a lot of athletes. For those who have a naturally skinny frame, putting on weight can be just as...

Hit The Track to Build Muscle and Burn Fat

Many athletes attempt to build muscle and burn fat by running, without really understanding how to accomplish these goals. Before you lace up you...

10 Basic Guidelines For Marathon Training

Whether you're a veteran runner or training for your first marathon, follow these basic guidelines for your workouts and recovery to reach your ...

Improve Bat Speed With These Baseball-Specific Forearm Exercises

If you want to be able to whip the bat through the hitting zone, you need a set of powerful forearms. Make forearm exercises a staple part of your b...

Why You Should Learn to Embrace Practice

"I'm supposed to be the franchise player, and we're talking about practice. I mean listen, we're talking about practice, not a game, not a game, n...

The Best Supplement for Increasing Baseball Power

Baseball has gotten a bad reputation in recent years due to performance-enhancing drug use among some players. Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Ryan ...

Hydration Tips for a Long Baseball Season

Hydration is extremely important on hot spring and summer days, especially for baseball players. Although we are still in March, hot days are happ...

How to Get More Out of Your Off-Season Workouts

The off-season is a perfect time for your body to recover from the wear and tear of a long season and for you to focus on areas of your game that ma...