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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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5 Bodyweight Exercises to Strengthen Your Shoulders

It's no secret that bodyweight training is a valuable exercise technique. It effectively challenges your muscles anywhere and anytime. However, if you...

How Too Much Pick-Up and Too Little Strength Training Hurts Young Basketball Players

Playing pick-up basketball is great. Working on your skills in a game-like environment against willing opponents certainly has value, there's no de...

5 Explosive Leg Exercises that Will Unlock Your Performance

Explosive leg exercises take advantage of the stretch shortening cycle. This is a reflexive movement that has three stages. A counter movement or an...

How Bad is My Ankle Sprain?

Ankle sprains are the most common type of injury in sports, especially basketball. Each year, millions of dollars are spent in emergency rooms nationw...

15 Core Strengthening Exercises for Athletes

Photo: Solidsitup The core musculature is one of the most important aspects of an athlete's body with regard to performance. There are many core...

Perfect Kettlebell Swing Form: 5 Mistakes You're Probably Making

Kettlebell Swings were once exclusively performed by athletes in the Soviet Union. Now you'd be hard pressed to walk through a gym and not see at leas...

5 Two-Ball Dribbling Drills Every Basketball Player Should Try

With all of the different Instagram trainers out there, there's no shortage of two-ball dribbling drills online. But just because you see someone e...

Why You Should Squat With a Safety Bar Even If You Aren't Injured

Over the past decade, we've witnessed a noticeable paradigm shift in the strength and conditioning industry. Whereas heavy Back Squats once reigned...

Lunges Hurt Your Knees? Try This

The Lunge is something I would consider essential for good movement. Single-leg strength and stability is of massive importance in keeping humans heal...

Build Strength and Speed With Weight Vest Workouts

Weight vests are an underrated training tool for strength and speed. Wearing a vest automatically makes an exercise or drill more difficult by increas...

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