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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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Why High School Softball Pitchers Don't Throw Fastballs

There is a trend with fastpitch softball pitching at the high school level where the majority of pitchers do not throw their fastballs in games. A...

You're Doing it Wrong: Strength Training For Women

I'll be honest with you… Nobody is fed more BS than women when it comes to getting in shape, especially when we talk about strength training for women....

Sochi Athletes Speak: Meghan Duggan, U.S. Hockey Player

Photo: AP It's no secret that American fans of women's hockey are eagerly awaiting a rematch with Canada. For many, it promises to be the only ent...

2 Intense Kettlebell Workouts for Women

Kettlebell Workouts for Women There are no better tools for training than human body than the body by itself and the body with a kettlebell or two! But...

Best Exercises to Prevent Knee Injuries in Female Basketball Players

As a strength and conditioning coach, my job, as the name implies is to get athletes stronger. However, before looking at what I can do to make them...

Core Exercises for Women

That moment when you choose to buy a magazine because there's a woman on the cover with your dream body. You struggle by doing hundreds of crunches and...

3 P's of Rebounding: Women's Basketball Drills

Being a prolific rebounder isn't always about being bigger and taller. It isn't even about who can jump higher, although these qualities definitely...

5 Great Shoulder-Toning Exercises for Women

Over the years, I have worked with many women on attaining specific goals relating to body condition and transformation. In the last decade, more and...

2 Exercises for Women to Improve Their Ice Hockey Performance

For hockey players who expect to reach their peak performance on the ice, year-round training is required. In the off-season, it is important to ...

Leg Training for Women

The long-held belief that strength training would ruin a woman's physique and build "bulky" muscles has been fading. More women now understand that ...

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