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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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How Poor Core Strength Can Sabotage a Pitcher's Entire Delivery

Pitchers need core strength. Why? Because poor core strength can set off a series of chain reactions throughout your body that results in a weak...

Former Olympic Sprinter Reveals How Your Arm Action Is Slowing You Down

The most important thing I've learned about speed is that you run on your legs with your arms. Your legs are the muscles that get you to where you ...

5 Core Exercises Young Athletes Should Be Using Instead of Sit-Ups

This much I know—core exercises for youth athletes are butchered all the time. Whether this is because trainers are not teaching them well enough...

Top 5 Ways to Boost Your Skating Speed

"What are the top five exercises to get faster for hockey in your opinion?" It's a question I get asked all the time. Since this is such a common q...

Training With 'Intent' Is a Concept Too Many Young Athletes Fail to Appreciate

"Athletes are either compliant or competitive." I heard that phrase for the first time recently, and I quickly thought about how true it was when i...

The Biggest Split Squat Mistake You Didn't Know You Were Making

When it comes to lower-body lifts, the Split Squat is one of the most effective and scalable options for athletes of all levels. The massive import...

Too Much Quad, Not Enough Glute: A Common Problem for Young Pitchers

The most common disconnect I see in young baseball pitchers is an inability to load the glute. Many pitching coaches will refer to this as "an inab...

Heat Injuries Can Be Deadly. Here's How to Recognize, Treat and Prevent Them

Heat injuries are a serious issue, particularly for athletes. Let's look at some key facts: "There's no excuse for any number of heat stroke d...

Why Young Athletes Should Utilize the Lateral Plyometric Jump

All too often, athletes ignore lateral movement in their training. Why? Well, with literally thousands of exercises and drills at their disposal, a...

What is the 'Conjugate Training System'?

What is the conjugate training system? Also known as the "Westside Method" because it was devised by Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell gym in Colum...

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