Training Articles

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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Megan Rapinoe's Secret to Staying Healthy

Megan Rapinoe's job is to make her teammates look good. The play-making midfielder is known for her pinpoint passes—such as the perfect cross she de...

Adeline Gray Is Going for Gold

What does it take to earn a shot at Olympic gold? For Adeline Gray, the answer started with wrestling her way onto a reluctant high school's boys'...

Tobin Heath's Powerful Leg Workout

At just 26 years of age, U.S. Women's National Soccer Team forward Tobin Heath is a three-time national champion, titles she won as a North Carolina T...

WATCH: Ronda Rousey's Intense New Bag Drill

Ronda Rousey is arguably the most dominant female athlete in the world right now. The UFC Women's Bantamweight champion and with numerous other ti...

5 Boss Workouts From Olympic Snowboarder Hannah Teter

Professional snowboarder Hannah Teter has two Olympic medals, including a gold in the Half Pipe in 2006, and she has medaled at the X Games seven ...

Abby Wambach's Soccer Power Workout

As the anchor for the U.S. Women's National Team, soccer superstar Abby Wambach uses her strength, power and athletic ability to overwhelm opponen...

Can You Handle the 'Matrix Reloaded' Bodyweight Exercise From Skylar Diggins?

Late last year, Skylar Diggins shared a few of her training secrets with STACK. She revealed she stuck mostly to high-intensity bodyweight work, ...

5 Softball Catcher Drills for Throwing Power

To get runners out consistently when they're trying to steal bases, the softball catcher has to have a powerful throw. To develop softball catcher...

Female Athletes: Get Strong, Not Bulky, With These Workouts

The number 1 misconception among female athletes, according to Ken Vick, director of high performance at STACK Velocity Sports Performance, is tha...

Kaitlin Sather Nielsen Does It All

Kaitlin Sather Nielsen is used to being busy. The 27-year-old AVP beach volleyball pro is also an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for UCLA,...

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