Training

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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Latest Videos in Training

STACK Sports Health: Why You Shouldn’t Foam Roll Your IT Band

Learn why foam rolling your IT Band may cause pain, and what you should do instead.

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Learn how to fix knee pain during squatting movements with two ankle mobility exercises.

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An inside look at the on-field workouts Andrew McCutchen uses during the off-season at IMG Academy.

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