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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Inside The Workout That Built Noah Syndergaard's 100-Mph Heat

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By: Brandon Hall

A Full-Body Mobility Warm-Up You Can Do in Less Than 5 Minutes

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By: Georges Dagher

Prevent Repeated Muscle Strains and Tears

Every sports fan gets frustrated by that player on his/her favorite team who gets a muscle injury again and again. The cycle goes like this: muscle or...

By: Thomas Feeney

What It Means If You Get a Bloody or Metallic Taste in Your Mouth During Intense Workouts

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How Andre Drummond Wins (Almost) Every Jump Ball

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Game Changers: Testing Powerhandz 'Extreme Grip' Football Gloves

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D-League Star Alex Davis Improves Core Stability with Plank Single-Arm Rows

Erie Bayhawks forward Alex Davis performs Plank Single-Arm Cable Rows for increased upper-body strength and core stability.

Increase Core Strength with Erie Bayhakws Forward Alex Davis's Knee Tucks

NBA D-League forward Alex Davis strengthens his core with Knee Tuck variations.

NBA D-League Forward Alex Davis' Challenging Core Activation Warm-Up

Erie Bayhawks star Alex Davis starts off his workout with a challenging core circuit. Davis performs Physioball Resistance Push-Ups, Physioball Boat holds with a Medicine Ball and Partner-Resisted Push-Ups.

NBA D-League Forward Alex Davis Performs a Pull & Press Superset for Basketball Players

Alex Davis of the Erie Bayhawks performs a superset of BOSU Ball Dumbbell Squat to Press and Pull-Ups for upper-body strength.