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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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How I Was Finally Able to Get Shredded Without Losing My Strength

I'm just going to be upfront and honest. The process of getting strong enough to lift Thor's Mjolnir hammer but also shredded enough to turn heads ...

Why Low Volume, Mixed-Intensity Training Can Get You Strong Fast

Along with volume, the load is arguably the most important strength training programming variable. Although high-intensity loads are undoubtedly ef...

Great Glutes Exercises You've Never Tried: Side-Banded Split Squats

I get asked about training the glutes more than anything else. We all know the classic exercises and have done them over and over. Deadlifts, Squa...

How Athletes Can Make Their Warm-Up Less Mindless and More Competitive

Should the warm-up be used just to raise body temperature, increase range of motion and slowly prepare the body for the training? Or can we be more pr...

Single-Sport Athletes Have a Much Higher Risk of Injury. Here's What They Can Do to Combat It

As competitive as sports are today, young athletes are specializing earlier and earlier each year. Where once seeing athletes playing 3-plus sports wa...

4 Great Speed Drills You're Not Doing

You've been working on the mechanics of speed for months, and your numbers in the weight room are growing ever greater. Now, it's time to specializ...

Hate Jogging? Sled Walk Drills Are The Perfect Alternative

The sled has become a popular training tool in recent years. It's mostly used to improve acceleration and/or anaerobic conditioning. What many athl...

Coaches Can Maximize the Impact of Their Feedback by Saying Less

Swedish psychologist Anders Ericsson said that deliberate practice (meaning practice that maximizes learning) requires certain elements. One of those ...

Great Glute Exercises You've Never Tried: Mini Band Jumps

I get asked about training the glutes more than anything else. We all know the classic exercises and have done them over and over. Deadlifts, Squa...

How to Develop Better Athletic Balance

Balance is an important athletic skill. From Lionel Messi to Todd Gurley, many of the world's greatest athletes demonstrate exceptional balance on a r...

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