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Improve Your Crossover Step to Become a More Explosive Basketball Player

If you're a basketball player and you're not working on your crossover step, you're missing out. A crossover step simply refers to "crossing" one l...

The Costly Speed Training Mistake Slowing Down Young Athletes

Now more than ever, sports reward speed. No matter the sport or the age of the athlete, the faster and more explosive players will not only get more o...

Don't Trash Your Speed Ladder: How to Get the Most Out of This Much-Maligned Training Tool

There have been several instances in my career when I learned that things I did as an athlete growing up were not as effective as I thought they were ...

3 Steps to Help Young Athletes Get Fast, Faster

If you train athletes, then you know Ball is Life. That's to say playing the sport is frequently prioritized over preparing to play the sport. Of c...

6 Upper-Body Exercises to Help Make You Faster

Running as a sport is different than running as part of a sport. It's the difference of unhindered straightaway running compared to multiple direction...

Master the Stretch-Shortening Cycle to Sprint Faster and Jump Higher

When you hear the term "plyometric," you might think of jumping or jump training. However, plyometric is defined as an action that causes a muscle to ...

We Tested JAWKU Speed, a Wearable Designed to Make Athletes Faster

Athletes already know they're active. It's why devices that simply track the number of steps taken or stairs climbed in a day might not be all that...

Why Arm Drive Drills for Speed Training Aren't That Important

Many athletes and coaches tend to think that arm drive is the magic solution to sprint faster. It's not, although it does provide a strong secondary...

Improve Your Footwork With Tips From the Man With the World's Fastest Feet

Watching Luis Badillo Jr. move through a speed ladder looks fake. It seems impossible that a person can move with such speed and precision that you ha...

3 Drills That Improve Agility and Quickness

For youth athletes, deceleration exercises are extremely important. First, they teach the athlete how to properly absorb the forces that the body...

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