Tammy Kovaluk

Tammy Kovaluk

Tammy Kovaluk, MSc, CSCS, is the owner of RISE Sport Performance Training (Tucson, Arizona). Originally from Canada, she has over 15 years of experience working with athletes in a wide range of sports. She specializes in high school and collegiate athletes, with team experience in football, baseball, and swimming. Kovaluk was the strength and conditioning coach for Belmont High School and the Victoria Rebels Junior Football teams, and she still consults with them. She was a competitive amateur boxer, cross country runner and triathlete; and she's currently an obstacle course racer.

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2 Advanced Push-Up Variations for Upper-Body and Core Strength

Push-ups are one of the fundamental exercises. They are a must have for virtually any sport, tactical athlete, obstacle racing, and functional fitness....

Introduction to Training With Logs

The Pet Log Training Series features an inexpensive (technically free) piece of nature to train with and just happens to be my favorite: A Log! Why the...

Do More Pull-Ups With These 2 Exercises

Do you want to get better at doing pullups? Want to be able to do more pullups? The key to getting better at pullups is, well, spending time on the bar...

5 Reasons Why Football Players Should Power Clean

"Power" is the Power Clean's first name. That should tell you right away that the exercise is a football player's best friend. In football, speed a...

Get Fit With This Brutal Military-Inspired Workout

Confidence courses (aka obstacle courses) are part of military physical training. Obstacle Races are also reportedly the fastest growing participatory...

3 Exercises to Prepare For Ruck March

3 Exercises for Ruck Marches Ruck marches are a necessary part of military training. It is also becoming a popular trend in fitness. I personally go for...

How to Start an Off-Season Football Workout Program

Football has a relatively short season and a long off season. However, the off season certainly does not mean a 'rest season.' Following is an example...

Improve Your Pitching Accuracy With These Core Exercises

A baseball pitcher with clean, efficient mechanics is a stronger candidate for major league success. Delivering an accurate, fast baseball pitch...

Improve Timing, Coordination, Agility and Quickness with the Lateral Shuffle Ball Drill

Timing. Coordination. Agility. Quickness. Proprioception. These are just a few benefits that come to mind when thinking about the many benefits of one...

Hip Flexor Strengthening Exercises for Sprint and Jump Performance

Hip flexor muscles, located on front of your hip, strengthening exercises are often neglected in training programs. Yet these muscles are very important...

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