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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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STACK Challenge: The Goblet Squat

This Goblet Squat Challenge measures your lower-body strength and endurance while it trains you to maintain proper Squat form even when you're tired. ...

Yes, You Should: Tips For Integrating The Snatch and Clean & Jerk

A conversation I frequently have with fellow coaches and colleagues is whether or not weightlifting derivatives are worth the time they take to teach ...

Why You Shouldn't Stretch Your Hamstrings

For too long, the fitness industry has been a proponent of hamstring stretches to relieve tightness in your back and legs. However, what they didn't c...

Squat 101: A How-To Guide

The Squat is a foundational exercise for any athlete who wants to build strength and power in the legs and hips, particularly in the quads and glutes....

Why a 2-to-1 'Push-to-Pull Ratio' May Actually Be Hurting Your Shoulders

How many times have you heard "A 2:1 Pull:Push ratio is optimal for shoulder health!"While this sounds good in theory, it's not exactly true if you're...

5 Methods to Build Lean Muscle with Bodyweight Tempo Training

Regardless of your reason to exercise at home, be it to save money, save time, or perhaps coronavirus related, bodyweight exercises are likely one of ...

The Assisted Split Squat

One of my VERY favorite leg exercises is the ASSISTED Bulgarian split squat. Many use a rack but I find the placement of rings set in front of you a m...

Slow Aging Down With Slow Eccentric Training (SET)

An aging and sedentary body is similar to that of Superman and kryptonite. It slows him down, makes him weak and vulnerable to disease, causing a decl...

How Can I Avoid Injury So I Can Keep Playing As Long As Possible?

Extending our playing days, stretching for new goals, or taking on weekend warrior ambitions requires focusing greater attention on your recovery. Whe...

12 Must-Have Items in the Athlete's Gym Bag

You don't step into the weight room without a lifting plan. It should be the same with your gear. You can undoubtedly get a challenging workout withou...

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