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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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Why the Belt Squat Overcoming Isometric is an Awesome Exercise for Athletes

As strength and conditioning coaches, we have two primary objectives: Promote and program for injury prevention and sport performance readiness ...

4 Tips to Help Soccer Players Create Quicker Feet

This much I know: The feet are the foundation to a well-rounded soccer player. Dazzling footwork is what gives the beautiful game pace and exciteme...

Examining the Science Behind 4 Popular Recovery Techniques

In a previous article, I discussed how proper eating, sleeping and hydration are the biggest factors in helping your body recover after a workout. ...

How You Sleep, Eat and Hydrate Matters More Than Any Other Recovery Technique

Every athlete I train is looking for that edge that can put them over the top. Most young athletes believe that if they simply lift weights more of...

The Five Essential Movements for Building Athletic Strength

For an athlete or coach who's just beginning to dive into the world of strength and conditioning, the topic has arguably never felt more confusing. ...

5 Single-Leg Strength Exercises Hockey Players Should Be Doing

Single-leg exercises should be a part of every hockey player's training program. They build strength and muscle, improve stability and give your spine...

What Your Ab Workout Should Look Like in 2019

Everyone wants great abs. But if you're spending hour after hour hammering out hundreds of traditional Crunches, your ab workout needs an updat...

Injured Athletes: Fight Depression and Stay Competitive With These 3 Tips

Allow me to open with a scene from the 1993 movie The Program. Coach Winters (played by James Caan): Jefferson, are you injured or are you hurt? ...

27 Reasons Young Athletes Should Try Sled Training

Sled and prowler training offers a lot more benefits than you might think. Not only can it help you achieve a greater top speed, but it can also bu...

Baseball Players: Use These Exercises to Improve Your Bat Speed

If you like this article, please feel free to follow @RPP_Performance on Twitter! With the world of scouting and recruiting focused on metrics now ...

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