Travis Hansen

Travis Hansen

Travis Hansen is the creator of the Speed Encyclopedia, a research-based speed training system for athletes and coaches. He has been involved in the field of Human Performance Enhancement for over a decade, and he has over 25,000 hours of hands-on training experience. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Fitness and Wellness, and he holds three training certifications—from the ISSA, NASM and NCSF. He was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League during their 2010 season, and he is currently the Director of the Reno Speed School. He has worked with hundreds of athletes from almost all sports, ranging from the youth to the professional ranks. He is also the leading authority on speed development for the International Sports Sciences Association.

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How to Get Faster With Step-Ups

Historically, I'll be honest in saying that I have always advocated against any speed drill that preached more hip flexion or "knee lift," aside from...

4 Speed Training Myths That Are Slowing You Down

Speed training is one of the most butchered types of performance training. Old-school methods and strategies that aren't supported by science are still...

Why Athletes Should Lift Like Powerlifters

Strength training is simply the ability of the body to develop more force in movement. This style of training is also most athletes' missing link to...

An Athlete's Guide to Building Muscle

At this point there is so much literature on building muscle or hypertrophy development, although, I don't believe there is a definitive guide for...

The Problems With Early Morning Workouts

Ever since I was a child coaches and trainers everywhere have seemed to vouch for early morning workouts in many cases. This especially holds true for...

6 Ways to Effectively Coach a Group Workout

Coaching small groups of athletes can provide a unique set of circumstances that must be accounted for by the coach or trainer in order to yield high...

Prevent These 4 Common Sports Injuries

I really wanted to discuss some very common injuries that I encounter on a near regular basis, and have to manage with my athletes so they can get back...

5 Epic Sled Exercises That Build Faster, Stronger Athletes

In part #1 you became familiar with 5 sled training exercises and may have learned precisely why this method is so beneficial for an athlete looking to...

5 Sled Training Drills for Speed and Power

SLED TRAINING FOR ATHLETES-PART #1 Sled training is and has been a solid athletic training tool for quite some time now, especially in the athletic...

Why Sport-Specific Training is Overrated

I recently had a parent of one of the athlete's I train approach me and kindly imply that our training should be based on primarily sport specific...

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