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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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Does Lactic Acid Really Make You Sore?

We've all experienced it: the ache that "hurts so good" on that last set of Squats or that spreads throughout your muscles on the final sprint to the ...

3 Exercises to Build Mental Toughness That Don't Break Down the Body

Strength and conditioning is about enhancing the performance capabilities of athletes. When programmed correctly, it also instills discipline, buil...

Why You Don't Need as Much Conditioning as You Think

Conditioning is important. But do you need to focus on conditioning as much as many coaches would lead you to believe? Short answer: No, you don't....

Are Burpees Really the World's Worst Exercise?

I'm a big believer in context. I think it's important to really look into something before writing it off. This extends to movement: I believe we shou...

Want to Improve Your Lead Leg Block? Do This in the Gym

The lead leg block is an important key to throwing velocity for baseball pitchers. As the front foot strikes the ground, the linear momentum of the lo...

5 Signs You Need a Day Off From the Gym

Today I woke up mentally and physically exhausted; in the past month, my life has been in speed mode. A new baby boy…. Has led to a lot of...

The Single-Leg Squat Mistake That's Breaking Your Body Down

The Single-Leg Squat (a.k.a. Pistol Squat) has gained popularity in recent years as the use of unilateral training has increased. There's no doubt tha...

You Can Spend an Entire Offseason 'Working Hard' and Not Get Any Better

You put in work this offseason. You went to the weight room 4-5 times a week. You finished off every day running 3 miles. You fell in love with the "g...

How 'Bull Work' Builds Stronger, Tougher Athletes

At Ultimate Advantage Training Center, we do lots of training that many would call "outside the box." This is because we feel there are many things th...

A Strength Coach's Job is Bigger Than One-Rep Maxes

Strength and conditioning coaches are often the ones who are screaming about "the process" and how important it is to stay the course. When it come...

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