Raymond Tucker

Raymond Tucker

Raymond Tucker, CSCS, a Level 1 Track Coach certified by the United States Track and Field Association and Level 1 FMS certified by Functional Movement Systems, holds a doctorate in sports management, with honors, from the United States Sports Academy. He is currently employed as a speed development coordinator and strength & conditioning coach. He has published several articles relating to speed and strength training and has been a presenter at Frank Glacier Football Clinics. He was a strength and conditioning coach at Coffeyville Community College, and he interned at Texas Lutheran College under Coach Tom Mueller. A former junior European Karate champion, Tucker was also a competitive, drug-free powerlifter.

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Get in Football Shape With a Weight Vest

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Sprinters: Improve Each Aspect of Your Speed

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Cone Drills for Football Speed

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Push-Up Progressions for Women

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Get Faster With the 30-Yard Shuttle

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Avoid Workout Dizziness With These Pre-Workout Snacks

If you feel dizzy in the middle of a workout, your pre-workout snack (or lack of one) may be the culprit. Neglecting your nutrition is dangerous, ...

3 Hurdle Drills That Make You Faster

Standing just nine to 18 inches tall, speed hurdles are small training tools that can make a big difference in your sprinting form. The right d...

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