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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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The Unique Push-Up Variation That Will Help You Pack on Muscle and Strength

Push-Ups are a staple in the realm of fitness. They've been around long before the birth of iron barbells. Men and women alike have been utilizing ...

When Are Athletes 'Strong Enough'?

How strong do you need to be? If you're an athlete who's been seriously training for any length of time, this is a question that might've come acro...

Are You Training Hard Enough? Answer These 4 Questions to Find Out

One of my biggest fears is that I am wasting time. I hate the idea that what I'm doing at a given moment is not driving me closer to my goals. E...

'Back-Off Sets' Are Scientifically Proven to Build Muscle Faster

Lifting heavy weights is how you get strong. We all know that. However, since the adaptations caused by low-rep strength work are largely neural...

Why You Should Use a Trap Bar Instead of a Barbell for Your Jump Training

A higher vertical jump can take months, even years, to develop. Taking a vertical from the mid-20s to the high-30s is something that requires signific...

Is Early Specialization Beneficial for Young Soccer Players?

Early specialization is one of the hottest topics in youth sports, and for good reason. More often than not, kids who play soccer are rarely gettin...

The Childhood Drill That Helped Pat Mahomes Build Superhuman Arm Strength

On a handful of passing attempts each game, Patrick Mahomes seemingly shreds the laws of physics. When a quarterback drops back to throw, their bra...

3 Reasons Distance Runners Shouldn't Skip Strength Training

Distance runners often intuitively feel that the only way to improve running performance is to increase mileage and run more. Although this approac...

This 5 Drill Warm-Up Will Help Athletes Conquer Knee Valgus

Knee Valgus. Two words no coach or athlete wants to hear, see or experience with regularity. Unfortunately, those two dreadful words are insanely c...

The Baseball Strength-Speed Continuum: The Phases of a Successful Offseason

Setting athletes up for success in their respective sport requires not only great programming, but great timing in regard to where a player is in thei...

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