The best sports performance experts in the country—trainers, nutritionists, sport psychologists and others—contribute STACK's Sports Performance content. These men and women work with top athletes and teams, at both the collegiate and professional level, to help them get better and make smart training, nutrition, skills and gear choices. They regularly offer the benefits of their experience to help STACK's readers and web visitors become better athletes. Read about their backgrounds and find their articles and posts—all designed to help young athletes safely and effectively boost their performance. Learn More.
Adam Kessler is a speed coach who has worked with state championship teams, as well as with athletes in different sports, many of whom have competed in the NBA, NFL and overseas. He is the owner of Fitness Planning Consultants (Columbus, Ohio), and he is the founder of howtorunfasternow.com, a website that covers current trends in speed development, featuring what professional athletes are doing to make themselves stronger and faster. Visit him at facebook.com/adamkesslerfanpage.
Adam Lockhart is the head strength and conditioning coach at Crash Conditioning in Calgary, Alberta, where many top hockey players and prospects train, including NHL defensemen Duncan Keith and Mike Green. His coaching strengths are in speed and agility training, as well as Olympic weightlifting. He has coached members of Canada’s bobsled and skeletons teams. He has also trained other national teams in bobsled and skeleton, as well as international athletes in both track and field and Olympic weightlifting. Lockhart’s personal background is in track and field, where he competed nationally in long jump, triple jump, 200m and 400m.
Adam Redmond, CSCS, owns RedTech Innovations, a software development company that analyzes the stride of hockey players. He also trains athletes at Crash Conditioning, and he has worked for more than a decade with Steve Serdachny, the Edmonton Oilers’ skating and skills coach. Redmond played hockey for the University of Calgary Dinos, where he was an Academic All-Canadian.
Adam Richmond is a certified athletic trainer and performance coach. He currently serves as the athletic trainer for the Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania) football team and is the athletic trainer and performance coach for the men's lacrosse team. He is certified as a Performance Enhancement Specialist through NASM and is certified FMS.
Adam Vogel is the founder of Pure Performance Training (Needham, Mass.) He began his training career working with members of Northeastern University’s football, hockey and lacrosse teams. From there, he expanded into developing strength training programs for the general population and corrective exercise programs for post-rehabilitative patients.
Vogel was the Director of Training and Development at a physical therapy and sports conditioning practice, where he worked with professional athletes from the New England Patriots, Atlanta Thrashers and New England Revolution, as well as with area high school and collegiate athletes. He specializes in corrective exercises for post-rehabilitative clients, with a focus on restoring functional movement patterns, postural equilibrium and joint stabilization.
Vogel is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the International Sports Science Association, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Co