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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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Applying Concepts of Shock Training to Pitching: Part 1, The Weight Room

To throw at elite velocities, pitchers must be able to produce a lot of force in a short amount of time. Strength plays an important role in this, but...

Make your SMART Goals a Little More DUM

Don't worry, you don't have to throw out all of your goal-setting resources just yet. Teaching about the importance of setting a Specific, Measurable,...

3 Lower-Body Exercise Alternatives for Back Squats

"Put the bar on your back!" "Lower! Butt all the way to the floor!" Those were the early days of my weight training journey. Like many skinny ki...

5 Medicine Ball Exercises for Developing Power

Time to get explosive! Medicine balls come in a variety of weights and sizes, making them a perfect tool for athletes of any age or size. These wei...

Upgrade Your Pallof Press

When it comes to strength and conditioning programming, the devil is in the details. In regard to choosing movements and exercises, we want our pro...

6 Truths About Getting Faster

Everyone wants to be faster. To run fast is an empowering thing. Like anything in life, it has to start with belief and be backed by thoughtful practi...

How to Train Safely During the Coronavirus Outbreak

While the fear of coronavirus continues to spread, it's important that we aren't abandoning healthy habits that we have created over the years. People...

Intro to Strength and Conditioning—5 Tips for Success

This article was originally featured on PLT4M. PLT4M partners with over 800 high schools as an online strength and conditioning tool, de...

Tips on How to Train in a Leg Cast or Boot

Normally when I meet a new client, their goals are to maximize performance and ultimately reduce the risk of injury through training. I recently met a...

How to Perfect the Hip Hinge

Ah, the hip hinge. This magical movement pattern serves as foundation for many of our lifting techniques, and yet, it is often performed incorrectly. ...

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