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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 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...

What are 'Loaded Carries'? The Powerful Benefits of These Simple Exercises

Loaded Carries are one of the best bang-for-your-buck exercises. These movements consist of "loading" oneself with a weighted implement and walking fo...

Here's a 4-Week Strength Training Program Designed for Pre-Teen Athletes

When working with and designing a strength program for youth athletes (ages 13 and under), the goal is to keep it as simple and appropriate as possibl...

Why Full-Body Movements Are Your Key to Getting in Better Shape Fast

Finding time to train can be a challenge. During the school year, academics, sports practices, games and family commitments can sometimes superse...

How to Master the Basketball Jab Step

For most young basketball players, the ability to leave a defender in the dust is a performance goal. But few are fast and agile enough to blow by ...

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