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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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Testing Your One-Rep Max? Try This Surprising, Science-Backed Trick to Move More Weight

Over the past two decades, the amount of research on post-activation potentiation (PAP) has skyrocketed. Most proven PAP protocols utilize a heavy str...

Sam Hubbard Is the Strongest and Quickest He's Ever Been. Could it Lead to a Monster Year 2?

Sam Hubbard is eager to make the jump. After totaling six sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss during his rookie campaign, the Cincinnati Bengals defensi...

Why Soccer Players Need Strong Hips (and How to Build Them)

The hips do not lie. To neglect them as a soccer player would be hindering performance, decreasing speed and increasing risk of injury. Ever see...

3 Reasons Hockey Players Should Never Train to Failure

Training to failure is something that's done in hockey gyms across the world on an almost daily basis. And in my opinion, it's a gigantic mistake. ...

'Core Stability' Is a Trendy Training Buzzword. Here's Why It's Often Misused

You've probably heard a trainer or coach preach the importance of having a "stable core." Terms like "core training" or "core stability training" have...

17 Effective Rings Exercises That Build a Better Body

Olympic rings aren't just for gymnasts. Suspension training has been around for decades, but in more recent years, it's become popular in mainstream g...

15 Baseball Exercises MLB Players Actually Do

There's a power shift underway in Major League Baseball. Players are becoming faster, stronger and, yes, more powerful through training techniques tha...

How To Do The Turkish Get-Up

How to Master the Turkish Get up Turkish get up There are few moves in the gym that simultaneously require most areas of skill-related fitness to be on...

Do More Pull-Ups Fast With 'Level-Ups'

When it comes to major bang-for-your-buck exercises in the vertical pull category, Level-Ups bring a lot to the table. Now, if you can't bust o...

How Exam Weeks Greatly Increase an Athlete's Risk of Injury

With the school year nearing its conclusion, final exams are a major hurdle for student-athletes. While no one's ever mistaken finals for a pleasan...

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