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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Run Faster: Learn To Relax During Sprints

Improve your sprinting mechanics and you'll run faster. Sounds simple, right? But in order to achieve and maintain top speed, runners need to learn ho...

Why I Recommend Dumbbell Chest Exercises for Athletes

Athletes in the weight room flock to barbell chest exercises. There's a sense of satisfaction that comes with pushing massive amounts of weight off ...

How to Begin Using Basic Sport Psychology Techniques

The reasons many professional athletes are successful are not just natural talent, intense training and dedication. The best of the best also implem...

Speed Training Workout for Team Sports

If you're a team sport athlete who is working on getting faster, you could be wasting your time with your current speed program. Many team sport ath...

Girls: Start Strength Training with Bridging Exercises

Although there are several leg exercises women can use to build strength, gain muscle and tone, the two I most strongly recommend are the Two-Legged B...

Use Science to Increase Running Speed: Heel Up Drill

Make your science teacher proud and your track coach happy by increasing your running speed with the Heel Up drill. This exercise applies Newton's T...

Get Faster: Speed Support Drill

Developing true speed takes patience, but with proper sprinting mechanics, over time you will become the athlete you've always wanted to be. (See B...

Protein Shake or Chocolate Milk: Which Is Better Post-Workout?

Athletes are taught to refuel with protein immediately after a workout. Most opt for a quick hit with an easy, portable protein shake. But just drin...

Boost Your Recovery With a Contrast Shower

When you work out or play your sport, you put your muscles through a beating that can leave them fatigued and sore. To help improve recovery and all...

Develop Speed With the High Knee Drill

If you truly want to increase your speed, I recommend the High Knee Drill. Although it's considered basic, it's one of the best drill progressions ...