December 2014

How to Make the Most of Your Athletic Prime

If you’re interested in making the most of your athletic prime, you’d be wise to take a good look at your knees. For almost every major sport, the average athlete hits their prime – that is, their years of greatest athletic potential – between 22-30 years of age. While the precise age of peak performance varies from sport to sport, the average individual will have 8-12 years to participate in athletics at their maximum potential [1]. As an athlete now in my 30’s, this statistic can feel a bit grim (at least when I’m not in full-out denial!). As a result, almost every athlete asks a similar question: how can I make the most of my athletic prime? More»