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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Arizona shortstop Nick Ahmed performs a four-exercise lower-body power circuit during an off-season workout to develop unilateral strength, stability and explosive power.

Arizona Shortstop Nick Ahmed's Hip Strength Superset

During the off-season Arizona shortstop Nick Ahmed performs a superset comprised of Barbell Hip Lifts and Mini Band Rotations to improve hip strength.

Arizona Shortstop Nick Ahmed's Plyo Superset

Arizona shortstop Nick Ahmed performs a superset of Medial Lateral Bounds and Depth Drop to Broad Jump in the off-season to improve his explosiveness during quick changes in direction on the field.

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Arizona shortstop Nick Ahmed shares his two favorite tips to improve hitting power. Add these tricks to your game the next time you step up to the plate to hit like a pro.

Nick Ahmed's Routine for Batting Cage Practice

Arizona shortstop Nick Ahmed steps up to the plate for batting practice during an off-season workout. Ahmed progresses through a variety of hitting techniques to improve his accuracy and consistency.