Training Articles

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.

Return to main Training page

Why Classic Pyramid Sets Suck for Strength Gains (and What to Do Instead)

Spend five minutes reading about lifting weights online and you can't help but come across something called "pyramid" training. As the name implies, y...

Why Your Ankle Mobility Sucks (And Why You Should Fix it ASAP)

Every Joint in the human body has a combination of mobility and stability. To some extent, the more mobile a joint, the less stable that joint is, ...

Why Youth Basketball Players Shouldn't Practice Shooting From Steph Curry Range

The world has never seen a shooter like Steph Curry. The two-time NBA MVP can confidently pull the trigger anytime he crosses half court. While mos...

What's the Best Way to Organize My Workout?

Multiple times a week, I see athletes walk into the weight room, and within minutes they're doing an exercise that's supposed to be performed halfway ...

Where Do My Arms and Hands Go During Sled Training?

When it comes to training for sports, one of the most versatile and useful pieces of equipment you could get is one of those high-altitude oxygen mask...

Why a World-Renowned Sports Doctor Recommends CrossFit for High School Athletes

"To be a high school recruit in any major sport, you have to play that sport year-round." This statement has been the dogma for many youthful athlete...

4 Simple Ways to Build Stronger, More Resilient Hamstrings

Hamstring muscle injuries are extremely common among athletes. They cause significant loss of training and competition time and have a high probabi...

4 Big Reasons Why Hockey Players Should Bulk Up

Too many hockey players and coaches still believe that getting "big" or "bulky" will make you slow on the ice. If you do nothing else but focus on ...

The Unique Push-Up Variation That Will Help You Pack on Muscle and Strength

Push-Ups are a staple in the realm of fitness. They've been around long before the birth of iron barbells. Men and women alike have been utilizing ...

When Are Athletes 'Strong Enough'?

How strong do you need to be? If you're an athlete who's been seriously training for any length of time, this is a question that might've come acro...

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
...