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Sports performance training is the physical and mental process of working toward specific athletic, performance or fitness goals through a regimented program. Research shows that to significantly improve sports performance, overall athleticism and physical ability, athletes must complete training sessions in addition to playing their sport. Training refers to the workouts, exercises and drills they perform outside of organized practices to improve their Strength, Speed, Conditioning and Flexibility, as well to rehab and prevent injury. Well-rounded programs also include Sports Psychology training. Maximize your sports performance with advice from today's top coaches and elite athletes.

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How to Build Muscle for Women

Ladies, if your goals are to build lean muscle and get defined, here's a simple, three-part plan for you: Weight/Resistance Training Cardiovas...

5-DAY PLAN: Cross Country Training With a Heart Rate Monitor

Cross country is a popular sport in the U.S., especially at the high school level, with more than 470,000 student-athletes participating nationwide,...

Life After CrossFit: Julie Foucher Discusses Her Recovery From a Career-Ending Injury

Julie Foucher walks across the gym floor ... on her hands. This might seem impressive, but to Foucher, who placed second in the 2012 CrossFit games,...

The Shooting Drills and Strength Workout That Propelled Maya Moore to WNBA MVP

Maya Moore's 'On the Move' 3-Point Shooting Drills  You've heard the old phrase "you play like you practice." WNBA MVP Maya Moore knows it's true, s...

Lindsey Vonn's Summer Core Workout

Four-time World Cup champion skier and Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn has a rigorous training schedule, particularly during the off-season. With h...

Learn How Maya Moore Outworked Her Opponents to Become an WNBA Champion and MVP

For Maya Moore, the road to the top began in a long hallway covered in brown carpet. She was about 3 years old, she thinks, a self-described "very hig...

Learn How Carli Lloyd Developed World Cup Goal-Scoring Power

The United States Women's National Soccer Team made the Finals of the World Cup look like a field day against Japan, beating them 5-2. If you weren't ...

STUDY: Female Athletes Are at Higher Risk of Overuse Injuries

We know female athletes are over four times more likely to sustain an ACL injury than their male counterparts. However, a recent study found femal...

The U.S Women's National Soccer Team's Road to the World Cup

With their 2011 World Cup finals loss behind them, members of the U.S. Women's National Soccer team are on a mission to redeem themselves in the u...

How Kerri Walsh Jennings is Gearing Up for Her 5th Olympics

Kerri Walsh Jennings is currently training for her fifth Olympic Games, and she is hoping to capture her fourth consecutive beach volleyball gold ...

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