Jake Tuura

Website: http://www.jaketuura.com

Jake Tuura

Jake is a collegiate strength and conditioning coach at Youngstown State University where he heads the programs for Men's and Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer, Women's Swim/Dive, and Men's and Women's Golf. He specializes in athlete performance and lean muscle gain.

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The Absolute Easiest Way to Increase Strength and Power

Athletes are always looking for the newest secret to increase strength and explosive power. We are never short on methods to use for these goals –...

Will a 2-Week Break From Training Ruin Your Strength?

Athletes spend months building a foundation of muscle and strength only to see it wither away when a vacation, injury, or unexpected time off occurs....

Why Muscle Slack Can Ruin Your Sports Performance

As a strength coach, I learned early on about the importance of producing force. Jumping, sprinting, cutting, hitting – these all depend on the...

How You Can Build Muscle With Cardio Workouts

Bigger, stronger, faster – the universal desire of coaches and athletes. The Phase Potentiation model delivers on all three goals. It is implemented by...

How to Use a Short Workout the Day Before a Game to Increase Your Explosiveness

Training to increase explosiveness is no easy task. You can spend months trying to gain an inch on your vertical or shave a millisecond off your sprint...

How Performing More Sets With Less Rest Builds Size, Strength and Power

Athletes have three goals: 1) Build muscle 2) Get stronger 3) Increase explosiveness Some athletes only want one of these things. Some want to be strong...

Use Belly Breathing to Recover Faster

We hear it all the time – training doesn't make you bigger, stronger, or faster. Recovery from training makes you bigger, stronger, and faster....

This Training Mistake Ruins Your Explosiveness

We all reach plateaus in our training. The more advanced we become, the more likely our progress is to stagnate. We think endlessly about why we're...

Quarter Squats Are Your Secret Weapon to Sprinting Faster and Jumping Higher

Negative emotions are a call to action. In my years of strength coaching, I've had my share of negative emotions. As I became more aware of these...

Vary Your Rep Range for Greater Gains

Dunking a basketball, Deadlifting 600, growing big biceps – these are all things I wanted when I started lifting. But there was a problem. I didn't know...