Strength Training For Ankle Breaking Quickness
Speed is king.
Why Forcing ‘Better’ Biomechanics on Athletes Doesn’t Always Make Sense
When it comes to complex sport movement, there is no textbook technique. So why do many coaches try to force their athletes into what they deem as perfect form? Although [...]
Improve Your Crossover Step to Become a More Explosive Basketball Player
If you're a basketball player and you're not working on your crossover step, you're missing out. A crossover step simply refers to "crossing" one leg across the other to cover [...]
Stop on a Dime: 3 Exercises for Efficient Deceleration
What is deceleration? Slowing down, cutting or stopping completely: all three actions are examples of deceleration. For being such a crucial skill, many athletes don't pay much attention to deceleration. [...]
7 NFL Stars Who Grew Up Playing Soccer
Soccer is a fantastic sport for sharpening footwork, agility, vision, reaction time and conditioning. That’s exactly why football coaches like Mike Leach and Jim Harbaugh deliberately seek out recruits with [...]
3 Drills That Improve Agility and Quickness
For youth athletes, deceleration exercises are extremely important. First, they teach the athlete how to properly absorb the forces that the body...
5 Tips to Master the Slide Board Speed Skater Exercise (With 5 Advanced Variations)
MASTERING THE SLIDEBOARD In case anyone is unfamiliar with Slideboard exercises or this type training equipment, I will be sure to cover everything...
Take This Simple Test to Measure Your Speed and Quickness
WHAT IS IT? Speed test. The 10 yd Sprint to Decel test gives athletes the ability to measure both linear acceleration and deceleration all in one test....
Improve Your Movement on the Court With These 3 Basketball Agility Drills
The game of basketball requires a great deal of technical skills as well as a high level of athleticism. One of the key athletic qualities essential to...
Perform These Lifts to Improve Your Lateral Quickness and Agility
If you want to truly bring out the absolute best movement you are capable of, you have to experience movement in all three planes of motion. In the gym,...