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Performance gear includes all types of products and services aimed at helping athletes improve their performance. Performance gear is constantly evolving, and it's a hot area for innovation. A steady stream of new products flows to the market, all promising to help athletes get better. Apparel [e.g., sweat-wicking fabrics, compression shorts]; shoes [e.g., basketball sneakers, baseball cleats]; training tools [e.g., speed ladders, hurdles]; and accessories [e.g., heart rate monitors, mouth guards] are just a few of the categories of gear intended to help athletes train and compete at peak levels.

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Legend Fitness Launches New Line of Weight Machines

Legend Fitness has been producing fitness equipment for nearly 40 years. Their new product line, SelectEdge, enhances their reputation for quality, ...

6 Ways Sport Parents Are Doing It Wrong

I love my kids more than anything. So, I get it, how they perform is important to me. But their performance is not a reflection of my parenting, just a...

Opinion: 7 Signs Your Team Is Coached by an Overbearing Sports Dad

I call it "Daddyball." It's when parents—usually fathers—want to be a head coach, regardless of whether or not they're qualified to do so...

6 Ways to a Better High School Weight Room

The forefront of high school human performance has officially made its start in Northern Colorado. The days of small, grungy weight rooms with rusted...

Your High School Weight Room Is Inadequate

Don't take this personally, coach, but the weight room at your school isn't cutting it. I know you're doing your best, and that you're working wit...

Embrace Contact in Basketball With This Tool

When preparing for competition, it's vital to replicate game situations and train with focus and purpose. Cones, ladders and agility poles are gre...

Spark Motion Takes Baseball Training to the Next Level

Advances in technology have made baseball training smarter than ever. One of the most advanced training tools now in use among baseball teams is S...

5 Times When Coaches Totally Outsmarted Themselves

Photo via spartandaily.com Professional sports coaches, in general, are smart people. Some are former players who studied the game as much as they...

Bobby Carpenter Demonstrates Explosion Drills on the VertiMax

Bobby Carpenter, former Ohio State University standout and veteran NFL linebacker, recently made an appearance at his alma mater to demonstrate how h...

Keep Your Team Healthy With a Hydration System

A common goal shared by all teams, from NCAA Division I football to high school lacrosse, is to make sure your athletes stay healthy. And a key comp...

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