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Sports performance training is the physical and mental process of working toward specific athletic, performance or fitness goals through a regimented program. Research shows that to significantly improve sports performance, overall athleticism and physical ability, athletes must complete training sessions in addition to playing their sport. Training refers to the workouts, exercises and drills they perform outside of organized practices to improve their Strength, Speed, Conditioning and Flexibility, as well to rehab and prevent injury. Well-rounded programs also include Sports Psychology training. Maximize your sports performance with advice from today's top coaches and elite athletes.

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5 Reasons Your Push-Ups Are Probably Garbage (and How to Fix Them)

The Push-Up is one of the first exercises humans learn. It's for this very reason most people assume they do Push-Ups correctly. In reality, howeve...

Feed the Cats: How to Help Track Athletes Stop Hating Their Sport and Start Running Faster Than Ever

I ran track in middle school, high school and college. I hated most of it.   High-volume workouts battered my body and crushed my spirit. We n...

Why Bands Are the Most Underrated Training Tool in Existence

Everyone steps into the gym with a goal. Some want to be bigger, faster and stronger. Some want to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. Some...

THROWBACK: At 38 Years Old, Drew Brees Believes His Best Football is Still Ahead of Him

The following article first appeared on STACK in July 2017. At the time, Brees and the Saints were coming off three consecutive 7-9 seasons, and many...

Why Young Athletes Should Use Loaded Carries—and 3 Safe Ways To Do So

The loaded carry has been helping athletes of all ages and skill levels improve their performance for decades. By simply going for a stroll while c...

The Childhood Drill That Helped Pat Mahomes Build Superhuman Arm Strength

On a handful of passing attempts each game, Patrick Mahomes seemingly shreds the laws of physics. When a quarterback drops back to throw, their bra...

Why the FIFA 11+ Program May Be the World's Best Warm-Up

If you've played organized sports at any point in your life, you've probably been involved in a crummy warm-up. You know—the ones that entail act...

Study Reveals Best Type of Exercise to Develop Acceleration—And You're Probably Not Doing It

Most training programs don't include many horizontally directed exercises. Think about it. Squats, Deadlifts, Cleans, Split Squats—these all see ...

Todd Durkin, Trainer Behind NFL MVPs and Olympic Gold Medalists, Reveals His 9 Top Training Tips

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Great Glute Exercises You've Never Tried: Swiss Ball Bridge With Band Abduction

I get asked about training the glutes more than anything else. We all know the classic exercises and have done them over and over. Deadlifts, Squa...

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