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.

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Take Your Workout Outdoors With This Brutally Challenging Circuit

It's officially nice outside again! The long hours of being in a stuffy gym all winter are through! Be happy! It's now time to for your outdoor workout...

Staying Motivated in Uncertain Times

Typically, when I write an article, I start by describing why something could be a problem (dehydration, decreased hip strength, burnout, etc.). This ...

8 Core Exercises That Are Better Than Sit-Ups

What's Wrong With the Sit-Up? For decades the bent-knee sit-up has served as the go-to core exercise by military personnel, sports coaches, and phy...

Basketball Off-Season Workout: Strength and Size

If you've spent any time talking with a strength coach—or browsing the articles on STACK.com—you understand that it's critical to focus your train...

How to Master Your Clean and Jerk Form

The Clean and Jerk is one of the two lifts that athletes compete in at the Olympic Games. It's also a potent exercise for developing total-body power....

How to Fix 3 Common Softball Pitching Mistakes

The complex motion for fastpitch softball pitching has many moving parts with many common issues and even more ideas on how to fix them. This problem...

Try This Bodyweight Hill Workout to Improve Your Strength and Endurance

Take Your Game to New Heights with This Off-Season Uphill Full-Body Workout By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Switching from sprinting, jumping, or performing...

How to Deal With Common Baseball Injuries

Baseball Injury Season For Hands, Wrists, Elbows Injuries are part of the game. Playing through pain so that you don't have to leave the lineup is a...

5 Tips to Help Hockey Players Improve Their Summer Training Routine

Summer hockey training can be a weird time for athletes. Most players finished in April and are probably about ready to get back on the ice. At the same...

Learn the Murph CrossFit Workout

Many CrossFit workouts were created in memory of fallen soldiers, and they are a great way for recruits to improve their Army Physical Fitness Test ...

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