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27 Reasons Young Athletes Should Try Sled Training

Sled and prowler training offers a lot more benefits than you might think. Not only can it help you achieve a greater top speed, but it can also bu...

Baseball Players: Use These Exercises to Improve Your Bat Speed

If you like this article, please feel free to follow @RPP_Performance on Twitter! With the world of scouting and recruiting focused on metrics now ...

4 Training Insights to Create Better Youth Hockey Players

I have coached hockey players from pros all the way down to 8-year-olds. While I currently work mostly with high school, college and men's play...

Why Ample Rest Is Key to Building More Fast-Twitch Muscle Fiber

Athletes are always interested in "getting more fast twitch." Everyone has two general types of muscle—slow-twitch muscle fibers (also known as t...

Why Soccer Players Need Rotational Power (and How to Build it)

If you want to be the best soccer player possible, you need rotational power. While I am all for Squats, Lunge variations, Pull-ups, Push-ups and D...

How Does Someone Train to be 'Athletic'?

Achieving the top level of athleticism is the ultimate goal for any athlete looking to play at the next level. In the end, this is going to be one...

How to Turn the Treadmill Into a Legitimate Strength and Conditioning Tool

After reading this article, you will never look at the treadmill the same way again. That's because it's going to become your secret weapon to add ...

3 Reasons Why You Should Use Pause Reps

There is a million and one ways to make your exercises more difficult. But there is only one method that possesses such brutality and agony that it...

What Do We Mean When We Say 'Athletic?'

What is athletic? Seriously, have you ever asked yourself exactly what it is that makes someone "athletic," or what the definition of "athletic" ac...

5 Lower-Body Exercises Soccer Players Should Be Doing

Soccer success largely requires speed and athleticism. Many plays consist of single-leg actions, stop-and-go movements, hard cuts and explosive spr...

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