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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The Right Way to Test Your One-Rep Max (and How to PR More Often)

Some coaches tell you to forget about your one-rep max because the injury risk of testing it is too high. I am not one of those coaches. While I ag...

6 Thoracic Spine Exercises to Improve Mobility

Most experienced coaches know that one of the fastest ways to clean up a nagging shoulder, neck, or lower back problem is to improve mid-back mobility...

3 Strategies to Help Golfers Get the Most Out of the Weight Room

Golf is a wonderful game that many people are able to play for the majority of their life. While most people play it as a game of leisure, competit...

Why the Push-Up to Renegade Row Can Get You Fit Fast

When it comes to exercises that provide the biggest bang for your buck, it's hard to find a better option than the Push-Up to Renegade Row. The Pus...

Feed the Cats: How to Help Track Athletes Stop Hating Their Sport and Start Running Faster Than Ever

I ran track in middle school, high school and college. I hated most of it.   High-volume workouts battered my body and crushed my spirit. We n...

Why Young Athletes Should Use Loaded Carries—and 3 Safe Ways To Do So

The loaded carry has been helping athletes of all ages and skill levels improve their performance for decades. By simply going for a stroll while c...

Futsal: Is This Simple Game the Missing Link in American Youth Soccer?

Johan Cruyff, the Dutch forward widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players in history, once said, "I trained about 3-4 hours a week at Ajax...

Already Mastered Box Jumps? Here's How to Take Your Jump Training to the Next Level

This article is part 3 in a four-part series on programming and progressing jump training for field sport athletes. Read Parts 1 and 2 here. Let's ...

Why the Incredible Benefits of Jump Training Go Far Beyond a Higher Vertical

This article is Part 1 in a four-part series on programming and progressing jump training for field sport athletes Jump training is one of the most...

3 Tips to Keep Workouts Engaging For Young Athletes

Although "variety is the spice of life," it can quickly become the enemy of progress in the weight room when it's overemphasized at the expense of oth...

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