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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Off-Season Football: 9 Exercises to Perform Better on the Field

When you break down all of the action on a football field, everything that happens falls into one of three categories: sprinting, engaging in stand...

Push-Up Combat Circuit: Tackle Opponents Like a Freight Train

Warning: Building tackling power doesn't necessarily mean lifting heavy weights. (See Increase Tackling Power With Patrick Willis's Homegrown Train...

Prepare for Battle This Football Season with Combat Sit-Ups

Tired of the same old sit-up routine for your core? Try Combat Sit-Ups, a great twist on the classic exercise that packs an extra punch, footba...

Gain or Lose Weight With Oatmeal Pancakes

Wrestlers aren't the only athletes who need to gain or lose weight. Football players fluctuate between weight classes as well. In the off-season, so...

Why Creatine Is the Best Sports Supplement

The supplement industry can be confusing. There are thousands of products, many backed by outrageous claims. Worst of all, some supplements are no...

Increase Football Speed, Part 2: 5-Minute Speed Rope Workout

In Increase Football Speed, Part 1: Why Jumping Rope Is the Perfect Speed Workout, I explained how jumping rope can increase speed. In Part 2, I pr...

Speed Drills for a Faster 40

Do you need a faster 40-Yard Dash and game-day speed for the upcoming combine? The following drills will help you reach your true speed potential. ...

Increase Football Speed, Part 1: Why Jumping Rope Is the Perfect Speed Workout

Speed, agility and quickness. Every football athlete, regardless of position, needs these attributes. They are the difference makers between juking ...

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