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Get in Shape for Your Season With This 12-Week Conditioning Plan

To compete with the best, you have to be in the absolute best shape. Increased conditioning levels will help the athlete maintain a high level of play...

3 Breathing Techniques for Athletes to Improve Focus and Relaxation

3 Breathing Techniques for Focus and Relaxation Adrienne Langelier, MA, LPC Relaxed intensity. What in the world does that mean? As contradictory as it...

The Perfect Rep Ranges for Size, Strength and Power

In this article, we examine the variable combinations that you can use to increase muscle hypertrophy (size), increase power as a function of force...

Train With SPRI's Long-Lasting Braided Resistance Bands

Resistance bands have become essential equipment for any athlete looking to avoid plateaus in his or her workout . Unfortunately, the tubing tends...

Get in Shape With a Heavy-Bag Workout

The heavy bag, a mainstay in boxing and MMA circles, is a tremendous piece of training equipment. Formerly reserved for boxers or MMA fighters, they h...

Should I Take Creatine?

Creatine has been a vital part of my training arsenal for years. It can provide a huge advantage with minimal side effects. A natural amino acid mo...

Fartlek Training: Benefits, Methods and Sample Programs

What is fartlek training, and why is it such a great way to condition for athletes? Fartlek is a Swedish word meaning "speed play," and that's essenti...

Your Complete HIIT Training Guide

What is HIIT Training? HIIT is an acronym for "high-intensity interval training," which refers to a workout technique that mixes bouts of hard or all...

Why Weightlifting Speed is So Important to Making Strength Gains

What Can Rep Tempo do For Your Training? Shane Trotter CSCS, ISSA Walk into the local gym and you'll inevitably see lines of athletes at the bench press...

How You Can Use Autoregulation to Simplify Your Workouts

Most high school and amateur athletes aren't fortunate enough to work with a strength coach full time. This means that many athletes are forced to act...

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