Olympia Fitness RI

Olympia Fitness + Performance is a state of the art training facility in Cranston RI that employs a highly qualified staff of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainers. We have worked with athletes and professionals of all ability levels and walks of life, and will do whatever it takes to help you achieve your goals. So what are you waiting for? Regardless of your current level of fitness, the time to start is now!

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ACL Rehab

An injury to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) can be devastating, especially to athletes, but it doesn’t mean your career is over. Improvements in technology and research have made it possible to return to sport the following year. However, this relies on many variables and changes person to person, but it is not unrealistic to see an athlete return to full strength the following season. In fact, we see it often in professional sports. What is done before and after ACL surgery, if deemed necessary, is crucial to the recovery

ACL injuries are devastating, and the best remedy for them is to try to prevent them in the first place. In a recent blog post, coach Mike Lefebvre listed 4 things to help prevent ACL tears and laid out a few concepts that we like to train in order to prevent ACL injuries. When we train these concepts, most exercises fit into more than one of the concepts that he mentioned. Below are a few examples of my favorites.   Single Leg Landmine RDL Why I like it: The landmine RDL hits just about

Small Quality Baby Steps In today’s world we want everything in an instant. From what we eat to our online orders, we want things as fast as possible. This same principle applies to us after an injury or when we’re suffering from pain. We all want the fastest route to the state we were in prior to the injury or pain, but what many people fail to realize is that getting things quickly comes at a cost.  The cost when it comes to post rehab training is that if we

Hamstring injuries are no joke and can linger longer than athletes want.  We all know athletes who have had hamstring injury issues that seem to never go away. They’re one of the most common injuries among athletes and studies have shown that reoccurrence rates of these injuries are high as well.  With these two ideas in mind, hamstring injury prevention should be top priority for athletes who sports require them to complete high intense sprints and changes of direction.   To start off, we need to know what the hamstrings do. The

ACL tears have been plaguing athletics for quite some time.  Over the past 30 years, high school sports participation has increased, and ACL injuries have skyrocketed as a result.  Each year, somewhere between 100,000-200,000 athletes in the United States suffer this devastating injury.  Anyone who’s been through it will likely tell you the aftermath is worse than the injury itself. This aftermath includes the emotional toll, costly surgical repair, long rehabilitation process, missing out on social life, impatience and agitation, and the list goes on.   What Causes ACL Tears? The knee joint

If you’re an athlete or an active person over the age of 30, you’ve had enough years to understand that life is a series of ups and downs, and to explore different activities that bring you happiness and a sense of fulfillment. But for a dedicated teenage competitor, a serious injury such as an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear can be devastating because their identity, sense of self-value, and dreams about their future are often tied to success in a given sport. And, the younger they are, the harder it is

The road back from an injury is often long and filled with a lot of ups and downs. There are weeks that we feel like we’re on the right track and will be better than before. Along with those weeks, there are also some where we feel as if we’ll never be back to doing what we love. Weeks can be unpredictable at times and it’s both mentally and physically draining. In those dark and hard times our mental toughness will be tested and we need the right mentality. That

In recent years, we have seen a steady increase in the number of ACL injuries, particularly in young female athletes. Why is this happening and how can we prevent it? There are a multitude of possible reason for it, but the good news is that it is preventable. Much of the cause is due to the increased participation in sports over the past 30 years, and particularly the increased participation in women’s sports. Women are naturally prone to suffering ACL injuries because of a series of anatomical factors working against

I don’t know how to ride a bike. Not on the street, at least. So I do quite a bit of conditioning in my basement, on an old road bike hooked up to a trainer. To get myself through 20, 30 or 40 minutes of sheer boredom, I listen to a podcast called The Moth Radio Hour. The series is comprised of recordings of people telling their real-life stories, live and on-stage. I recently a listened to a story by Sharon Salzburg, a meditation teacher who brought the discipline to the United

"What could I have done to prevent this?"   I asked myself that question everyday for five months while struggling to walk up the front steps of my middle school in crutches.  When I was fourteen I suffered an awful ankle injury playing basketball.  I was in a cast for what felt like a lifetime.  I was miserable and extremely upset that I couldn’t play basketball.  When the cast was finally removed, I went through physical therapy and that's when my passion for exercise science blossomed.  After about two sessions it dawned