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Develop Speed Without Leaving the Weight Room

Opportunities abound to enhance your speed, even beyond regularly scheduled training days. For the Alabama Crimson Tide, speed and agility work takes ...

Five Reasons to Go Back to Basics With the Jump Rope

A staple of elementary school gym classes, the Jump Rope is one of the first exercises athletes perform. It takes you back to the basics, enhancin...

A Simple Solution for Better Barefoot Training

By now, you're probably aware of the tremendous benefits of barefoot training—including increased foot, ankle and calf strength, which result in i...

Conditioning for the Big Man on the Field

Being a former 310-lb. All-Big Ten and NFL lineman myself, I know the importance of being a well-conditioned athlete. I also know that between pra...

Shoulder Flexibility for Wrestlers

Stretching is particularly important in wrestling, since you need to be flexible to to win matches and to resist opponents' attempts to pin your sho...

Kobe-Inspired Plyo Program

Kobe Bryant's vertical explosiveness and championship-hoarding level of play are no accident. His extraordinary hops and handful of rings are the resu...

Speed With a Rope

Think jumping rope is just for little girls playing games on the sidewalk? Well, put your ego aside, and get the word from New York Red Bulls fitness ...

Circuit Training with USA Softball

Gunning for a fourth consecutive gold medal is no easy task, especially when every international squad is training to terminate your Olympic reign. To...

Weight Room Gear Guide

Improve your speed and quicks. Use the parachute for resistance speed training, and run quick-feet drills through the speed l...

Technical Squat

Michelle Martin, University of Alabama's softball strength coach, ensures that her players execute proper squatting technique by requiring them to re...

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