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How a Unique Speed Training Program Flipped the Fortunes of Indiana Football

It's one of those classic coach-isms—"You can't teach speed." Dr. Matt Rhea doesn't buy it. "The old adage you can't teach speed or you can't ...

The 'Phantom Step-Up': Why This Unorthodox Exercise Is Amazing for Athletes

You put equal weight on both sides of the barbell. It's up there with "no curling in the squat rack" and "always use a spotter when you max out" as...

Mike Boyle's Conditioning Rule for Athletes

With an endless parade of practices and games, many modern young athletes have no issue staying in "game shape." What they often miss out on are op...

3 Special Strength Exercises for Better Jumping and Sprinting

When it comes to being a better athlete, we often want one (or both) of two key qualities: To run faster To jump higher Although raw power ...

The Top Speed Secret: Why Getting Faster Is the Ultimate Performance-Enhancer For Team Sport Athletes

Team sport athletes rarely reach max velocity during competition. That's just the reality. Fatigue becomes a factor shortly after the first whistle...

How Contrast Training Can Create More Explosive Soccer Players

Speed training for soccer players is more than flying through sprint drills. It is more than strapping on parachutes. It is more than ladder dri...

The 'Squatty Run': The Weird Drill That Changes How You Sprint for the Better

"Run tall!" It's one of the most ubiquitous cues in sprinting, a go-to line for many coaches who think their athletes can run faster. Yet it often ...

The Insole That's Helping Top Prospects Put Up Mind-Blowing Numbers at the NFL Combine

Quinnen Williams had done it. In 4.87 seconds—the time it took him to run his first 40-Yard Dash at the 2019 NFL Combine—he'd solidified himsel...

The Weird Sprinting Cue That Actually Works

A coach can scream sprinting cues until they're blue in the face, but unless their athletes are being timed, it likely won't make much of a difference...

This Is the Single Most Important Part of Speed Training—And You're Probably Not Doing It

The strength numbers swelled. The vertical jumps ascended. The body compositions leaned out and muscled up. But for nearly 40 years, Mike Boyle's athl...

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