Jimmy Pritchard

Website: http://www.pritchardperformance.com

Jimmy Pritchard is currently the Director of Strength & Conditioning for Ski & Snowboard Club Vail in Vail, Colorado. He holds a BSc in Exercise and is currently working on his MSc degree in exercise science. He is certified through the NSCA with both his CSCS and RSCC certifications.

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Putting the Brakes On: Understand the Keys to Deceleration

Movement skill acquisition is an essential piece to the development of an athlete throughout their career. Whether they are a novice, elite or somewhe...

Are You Training or Just Exercising?

Imagine driving across town hoping to find a restaurant you'd like to try but with no directions whatsoever. You'd likely never find the place and giv...

What is Maximal Aerobic Speed, and How Can I Increase It?

When an athlete decides they'd like to get "in shape," they often default to long, slow steady-state cardiovascular training. They get the Rocky Ba...

How to Write a Strength and Conditioning Program

Writing and implementing training programs is the majority of what we do as human performance coaches. Whether it's your first attempt, or 25th year o...

Can Athletes Really Be 'Too Mobile'?

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Kettlebells: What They Are and Why You Should Train With Them

Tour any modern gym and you're bound to stumble upon a section littered with kettlebells. A kettlebell looks like a cannonball with a handle. They ...

Why Your Grip Strength Is One of the Best Predictors of Your Life Span

A firm handshake is often considered polite, but it can also carry greater implications. Specifically, research has established a strong link betwe...

5 External Cues That Elicit Great Exercise Form (And Why They Work So Well)

Coaching is a blend of both art and science. Those who apply science-based methodologies in a practical fashion yield the greatest results. It i...

Crucial Steps Injured Athletes Often Overlook as They Rush Back to Action

Return-to-sport protocols are integral in ensuring athletes are healthy and capable of safely performing at the highest level. Sports medicine staf...

Why You Don't Need a Barbell to Make Kids Better Athletes

The barbell is considered the essential implement in modern strength training. And for good reason. The first written record of the barbell came in...

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