Giovanni Grassi

Giovanni Grassi

Giovanni Grassi is an NSCA-CSCS-certified sports performance specialist at the Parisi Speed School in Fair Lawn, N.J., where he trains athletes in speed and agility and develops sport-specific training programs for high school and college athletes.

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2 Glute Exercises to Increase Your Running Speed

Every muscle in the human body has its own function to produce movement. The glute muscles are what I'm going to be talking about in this article and...

10 Off-Season Drills and Tips for Quarterbacks

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How to Start Your Barefoot Leg Workout

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Use the 1% Rule to Increase Your Max and Build Strength

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Build Mental Toughness in the Weight Room

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Increase Your Hitting Power With 4 Key Exercises

Imagine standing at the plate staring down a pitcher with a 90-mph fastball hurdling toward you. You make slight adjustments to your form and posi...

4 Ways You May Be Unknowingly Sabotaging Your Training Progress

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Run Faster By Jumping Higher

The real secret to running faster is not found on the track. If you really want to hit top speed, max out your jump. Although it may seem counterint...

How, When and What Runners Need to Stretch

Stretching has been a long-standing workout staple for athletes to increase their flexibility and joint range of motion. (Read more on STACK's Stret...