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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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Get Faster With This 4-Exercise Circuit Technique

The French Contrast has grown in popularity in recent years, mainly due to the work of Cal Dietz of the University of Minnesota. Coach Dietz is known...

3 Things Youth Athletes Should Never Do in the Weight Room

I believe that introducing strength training to our youth athletes at an early age is one of the greatest things we can do for them as coaches,...

Improve Your Body's Ability to Move With Eccentric and Isometric Exercises

Increasing athleticism is all about learning how to move optimally. This involves acquiring sufficient range of motion within the joints, as well as...

Determining Whether You Should Train for Balance or Stability

Repeatedly in the training world, we see the addition of an unstable surface as a means to make an exercise more 'functional'. But what is the real...

Improve Your Vertical With Depth Jumps

In the sport of basketball the vertical jump is one ability that rises above the rest (pun intended). The ability to elevate is paramount to success on...

How to Create an Effective Team Conditioning Program

You've heard it, seen it, and probably experienced it: coaches whose primary barometer of quality is how tired they made their athletes. Teams run with...

Why Weightlifting Speed is So Important to Making Strength Gains

What Can Rep Tempo do For Your Training? Shane Trotter CSCS, ISSA Walk into the local gym and you'll inevitably see lines of athletes at the bench press...

5 Ways to Create Buy-In to the Weight Room

Explaining the Why Your ability to explain the why has a direct correlation with your players buying into you as a coach and the work you do in the...

Should You Focus on Your Strengths or Weaknesses in the Weight Room?

How We Can Apply The Lessons of the Nerd to Human Performance Nerds and Muscles In today's article we're exploring the world of the nerd (I use the term...

How to Build Functional and Durable Muscle for Sports Performance

The Protective Mechanisms of MuscleZ For Athletes Have you ever wondered how NFL running backs endure such punishment throughout the football season, or...

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