Michael Zweifel

Website: http://www.building-better-athletes.com/

Michael Zweifel, MS, CSCS, is the owner and head of sports performance at Building Better Athletes in Dubuque, Iowa. He's worked with athletes from youth to pro in every sport imaginable. His work has appeared on EliteFTS, Breaking Muscle, STACK and the PTDC.

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How Athletes Can Make Their Warm-Up Less Mindless and More Competitive

Should the warm-up be used just to raise body temperature, increase range of motion and slowly prepare the body for the training? Or can we be more pr...

Coaches Can Maximize the Impact of Their Feedback by Saying Less

Swedish psychologist Anders Ericsson said that deliberate practice (meaning practice that maximizes learning) requires certain elements. One of those ...

Why Athletes Need 'Movement Variability,' and How Coaches Can Deliver It

A popular term as of late is "variability;" specifically, "movement variability." Previously, variability has been thought to be bad in athletes. W...

2 Simple Drills to Help Athletes Accelerate Faster

If you coach any team sports, you know acceleration is king. In sports like soccer, 90% of sprints are 20m or shorter, while in rugby, 68% of sprints...

3 Form Tips to Increase Your Top-End Speed

While acceleration gets the most loving when it comes to team sports, top-end sprinting is arguably just as important. If you watch a game, many of the...

3 Strength Training Methods to Help You Reach Your Speed Potential

One of the most frequent question coaches get is... Can I get faster? The short answer is a big YES! You can definitely improve your speed. The long...

Why This Common Speed Tip May Actually be Slowing You Down

Go to any gym, game, practice, or track meet and you'll probably hear a coach or parent yell, "stay low" in efforts to improve acceleration speed. While...

Can Static Stretching Improve Performance?

There are plenty of topics in the training world that carry strong opposing views. One of those is pre-training static stretching; athletes should AVOID...

5 Killer Pallof Press Variations for an Even Stronger Core

When coaches often talk about great "core" movements, we hear about different plank, deadbug, or carry variations, but often left out, is the greatness...

Get Faster With This 4-Exercise Circuit Technique

The French Contrast has grown in popularity in recent years, mainly due to the work of Cal Dietz of the University of Minnesota. Coach Dietz is known...

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