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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Refine Your Sprinting Form With the A-Run Drill

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How to Stretch Your Calves Before a Workout

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How Flying Sprints Will Help You Get Faster

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Running Back 3-Step Cut Drill

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Perfect Running Form Checklist and Tips

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The Dumbbell Deadlift: Perfect for Weight Room Beginners

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The Basics of Static Stretching

Static stretching should be an important part of your training program to prevent injuries and prepare your muscles for your workout. Static stretch...

How to Develop a Periodized Workout Plan

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2 Essential Quad Stretches for Athletes

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How to Run a Faster 100-Meter Sprint

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