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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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Corey Kluber Reveals The Trick He Uses to Neutralize Speedy Base Runners

Corey Kluber doesn't give an inch. The two-time Cy Young award winner utilizes a devastating arsenal of pitches to baffle opposing hitters, and he ...

The Best Exercises for Every Soccer Position

The 2018 World Cup has given many people the chance to witness the colorful art of soccer. Each team is a canvas painted by the swirl of the various r...

Here's Why You Should Train With a 'Landmine'

As a college strength and conditioning coach, it helps to be creative when dealing with a large team in a small weight room. With a lot of my time ...

The Core Exercise WWE and NXT Superstars Swear By

There's no shortage of impressive physiques in the WWE. Bulging biceps, ginormous thighs and, of course, ripped six-packs are frequently on display...

How Basketball Players Can Improve Their On-Court Decision-Making Skills

Decision-making is a skill that consists of reaction and the ability to read the situation. One thing I notice when working with young basketball p...

Baseball Pitchers: Get Warm in a Hurry With This 5-Minute Routine

I was having a conversation about big league ball with Rockland Peak Performance pitching coach Robbie Aviles the other day, and he mentioned that man...

You Can Perform These 'No Excuses' Exercises Anytime, Anywhere

Sports conditioning, fitness and health professionals hear many excuses why people skip exercise. They're too tired to train; no time to exercise; bad...

Why 'Toughing Out' Shin Splints Is a Terrible Idea for Athletes

Overuse injuries tend to creep up on you and slowly get worse until you are no longer able to compete. Many runners deal with shin splints at some poi...

The Best Bodyweight Exercises for Soccer Players

Soccer strength training is a bit scarce in the United States at the high school level and below. Many coaches (wrongly) believe that they can send th...

How Alex Morgan's College Soccer Coach Helped Her Train to Be a Superstar

If your practice doesn't mimic what you'll face during games, maybe it's time to rethink things. Alex Morgan, star forward for the U.S. Women's Nat...

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