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Time Machine Advice: What 8 Pro Athletes Would Tell Their 16-Year-Old Self

Over the past year, I've interviewed dozens of current and former pro and olympic athletes. One of my favorite questions to ask these accomplished ...

Study: Traditional 'Pitch Counts' Aren't Doing Enough to Help High School Pitchers

Too many pitches can be bad news for a young pitcher's arm and shoulder health. That's why pitch counts have become a trusted way to guard against ...

You Think You Have a Concussion. What Next?

To be clear this article is by no means a way to diagnosis and treat a head injury, nor is it an attempt at providing medical advice of any kind. This...

Are Mandatory Early Morning Workouts Doing Young Athletes More Harm Than Good?

For as long as there have been sports teams, there have been mandatory early morning workouts. These crack-of-dawn sessions train athletes to push ...

Why Bulgarian Split Squats Are the Best Lower-Body Exercise for Athletes

Squatting is a necessity for athletes. It's a key movement pattern that must be trained to maximize strength, speed and power. But there's more tha...

6 Common Mistakes Young Athletes Make When Starting a Strength Program

Getting stronger and faster, and making the most of your athletic ability is not easy. It's even more difficult when you have no idea where to start. ...

6 Killer Kettlebell Warm-Ups for Team Sports Training

Kettlebells exploded on the strength and conditioning scene over 20 years ago and they remain very popular with strength and power athletes. Kettlebel...

How Terrell Davis Jump Started His Football Career By Playing Nose Guard—And What You Can Learn From It

Terrell Davis was a running back. He had been since he first strapped on a helmet at 7 years old. It was really the only football position he'd eve...

Why Hall of Fame Running Back Terrell Davis Hates Youth Sports Specialization

Long before Terrell Davis was a Hall of Fame running back, he was a multi-sport youth athlete. "In my neighborhood, we competed in everything. Bask...

Why Athletes Are at Greater Risk of Sleep Disorders (and How to Fix It)

It may seem counterintuitive, but many top athletes—people who are otherwise in great health—suffer from sleep disorders. Shouldn't an intense ...

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