Training Articles

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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3 Ways to Increase Power Without Olympic Lifts

Speed is king. Every coach and athlete knows this when it comes to being able to play at high levels. Research has stated that increasing power is goi...

Intro to Strength and Conditioning—5 Tips for Success

This article was originally featured on PLT4M. PLT4M partners with over 800 high schools as an online strength and conditioning tool, de...

Putting the Brakes On: Understand the Keys to Deceleration

Movement skill acquisition is an essential piece to the development of an athlete throughout their career. Whether they are a novice, elite or somewhe...

How to Include Overhead Pressing Safely Into Your Training Program

Shoulder health is one of the top priorities for baseball players at all levels. No matter if you're an Opening Day starter or a Little Leaguer making...

How to Write a Strength and Conditioning Program

Writing and implementing training programs is the majority of what we do as human performance coaches. Whether it's your first attempt, or 25th year o...

Why Older Adults Desperately Need Power Training (And How to Do It Right)

When we hear the word "powerful" we tend to think of athletes like NFL running back Derrick Henry or basketball superstar LeBron James, not adults ove...

How to Get Athletes in Shape During a Limited 'Offseason'

The offseason provides athletes and coaches with great opportunities. It's a time when an athlete can do the little things that potentiate the succ...

How to Make Training Fun for Kids

This much I know: Young athletes thrive off fun. There is nothing more fulfilling than watching a kid leave a training session with a beaming smile...

Is Your Trainer a Pro or an Amateur? Here's How to Tell

June 1997. The Chicago Bulls were preparing to play Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The series was tied 2-2, and the Bulls needed a critical win on the r...

20 Pieces of Workout Advice That Need to Die Forever in 2020

When it comes to working out, everybody's got an opinion. And usually, they're not afraid to share it. The amount of misinformation that gets la...

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