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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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Too Much Quad, Not Enough Glute: A Common Problem for Young Pitchers

The most common disconnect I see in young baseball pitchers is an inability to load the glute. Many pitching coaches will refer to this as "an inab...

Heat Injuries Can Be Deadly. Here's How to Recognize, Treat and Prevent Them

Heat injuries are a serious issue, particularly for athletes. Let's look at some key facts: "There's no excuse for any number of heat stroke d...

Why Young Athletes Should Utilize the Lateral Plyometric Jump

All too often, athletes ignore lateral movement in their training. Why? Well, with literally thousands of exercises and drills at their disposal, a...

What is the 'Conjugate Training System'?

What is the conjugate training system? Also known as the "Westside Method" because it was devised by Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell gym in Colum...

The Conditioning Test Adrian Peterson Can't Afford to Fail

Adrian Peterson can't breathe. A relentless pressure grows inside his chest. His heartbeat, once a dull thud, now reverberates through his skull...

5 Reasons Your Knees Always Hurt (and How to Finally Fix Them)

No one likes dealing with nagging pain. For athletes looking to enhance performance and get after it, such pain is particularly troublesome. All...

This Single-Leg Squat Variation Will Scorch Your Quads and Glutes

Lifting heavy is great. Lifting heavy all the time? Not so much. Adding some smart accessory work to your workouts builds muscle and gives the j...

Are Bad Landing Mechanics Slowly Breaking Down Your Body?

In the world of sports performance, we're obsessed with force production. How much force can our muscles produce, and how fast can they do it? J...

Everything You Need to Know About Ankle Sprains

The ankle sprain. It's an incredibly common injury among athletes. But what actually happens when you sprain your ankle? And what causes them to...

This RDL Variation Will Work Your Hamstrings Without Hurting Your Back

Ask 10 strength coaches for their favorite posterior chain exercises, and the majority will have some variation of the Romanian Deadlift as their go-t...

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