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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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Miami Marlins Closer A.J. Ramos is a Fitness Freak, Deadlifts 525 Pounds

Don't ever let anyone tell you that pitchers aren't strong. Last week, we saw Aroldis Chapman leg press nearly 1,000 pounds. Now we've got Miami...

By: Brandon Hall

Science Says You're Probably Working Out 25% More Than You Need To

Taking breaks from training means you're soft and weak, right? You're probably told that taking even a week off from training will put you behind yo...

By: Andy Haley

3 Ways to Fix Bad Squat Form

Why Does Back Squatting Feel Awkward? Back Squatting tends to make its way into most strength and conditioning programs. So why is this exercise...

By: Mike Sirani

Fresh Off His First Season Back as a Starting Quarterback, RG3 is Getting After It in the Gym

After a 2015 season in which former Heisman trophy winner and NFL Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III took not a single snap under center, the polar...

By: Jordan Zirm

How Cameron Naasz Trains for Red Bull Crashed Ice, the Fastest (and Most Dangerous) Winter Sport Around

Hockey has been called the "fastest game on ice." But it might have to relinquish that title to Red Bull Crashed Ice. Red Bull Crashed Ice is best de...

By: Andy Haley

For a Rock Solid Core, Try the Cable Push-Pull Exercise

Need a simple exercise to strengthen your core? Try the Cable Push-Pull. According to Mike Boyle, legendary strength coach and owner of Mike Boyle ...

By: Andy Haley

Use Cluster Training to Do More Reps in Less Time

A while back I had the opportunity to attend a conference and listen to some of the best college strength and conditioning coaches in the country spill...

By: Matt Van Sumeren

Bored With Planks? Try These Fun and Challenging Variations

Planks are overrated.. They are ok but don't offer the most bang for your buck when it comes to core strength and endurance, especially for intermediate...

By: John Papp

3 Tricep Exercises That Will Add Serious Weight to Your Bench Press

Are you having trouble adding pounds to your bench press? There is a good chance that you may be lacking in the tricep area. Many athletes and fitness...

By: Dylan Spadaccini

How Playing Multiple Sports as a Kid Helped Aaron Rodgers Become a Better Athlete

It's becoming more common in high school sports for athletes to focus on only one sport instead of playing two or more. Student-athletes (or their par...

By: Rob Scott

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