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Sports performance training is the physical and mental process of working toward specific athletic, performance or fitness goals through a regimented program. Research shows that to significantly improve sports performance, overall athleticism and physical ability, athletes must complete training sessions in addition to playing their sport. Training refers to the workouts, exercises and drills they perform outside of organized practices to improve their Strength, Speed, Conditioning and Flexibility, as well to rehab and prevent injury. Well-rounded programs also include Sports Psychology training. Maximize your sports performance with advice from today's top coaches and elite athletes.

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A Weak Lower Back Could Be Limiting Your Big Lifts. This Exercise Will Fix It Fast

The lower back is the linchpin in heavy lower-body movements. One look at the spinal erector development of Olympic weightlifters tells us how incr...

20 Plank Variations That Actually Make You More Athletic

Training an athlete for the purpose of improving their "core strength" is a very touchy subject. On one end of the spectrum, there are the coaches ...

5 External Cues That Elicit Great Exercise Form (And Why They Work So Well)

Coaching is a blend of both art and science. Those who apply science-based methodologies in a practical fashion yield the greatest results. It i...

Gold Glove First Baseman Matt Olson Grew Up Catching Pop Flies Thrown Through a Tree

Matt Olson is a human vacuum cleaner. The Oakland Athletics first baseman recently won his second consecutive Gold Glove award. Though he missed...

New Bench Press Study Finds Surprising Results

You know that weird dude at the gym you always laugh at for bench pressing with his feet up? He might be onto something… Hear me out. A new st...

Can You Handle LeBron James' Secret Recovery Weapon?

Stumble into LeBron James' hotel room on a random night during the NBA season, and you might think you're about to get a kidney stolen. The tempera...

How Dialing in His Mechanics Helped Christian McCaffrey Supercharge His Speed

Speed kills. Christian McCaffrey is living proof. McCaffrey's production has taken a quantum leap forward this season, an extraordinary feat when y...

This Warm-Up Could Help You Throw Harder Than Ever

Training to gain throwing velocity is common practice. But one area pitchers often ignore in their quest to throw harder is the quality and structure ...

4 Hacks to Make Your Muscle-Building Workouts More Effective

It takes a lot of commitment to go to the gym or weight room and give your best effort. Many people, be them athletes or average Joes, share a comm...

Why You Should Train Knees Over Toes

"Don't let your knees go past your toes." It's one cue I hear quite often from personal trainers. Lots of trainers believe a person's knees exte...

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