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Why You Don't Need as Much Conditioning as You Think

Conditioning is important. But do you need to focus on conditioning as much as many coaches would lead you to believe? Short answer: No, you don't....

What Happens When You Stop Training In-Season

You train during the offseason, you play during the season. After having worked with hundreds of athletes across a wide spectrum of sports, this seems...

Why You're Probably Doing Way Too Much Foam Rolling

Tight muscles are normal, especially if you are training hard and pushing your body to excel both on the field and in the gym. But tight muscles ca...

The Best Way to Foam Roll Your Tight Calf Muscles

There's a fine line between pushing your body to achieve new running goals, and over-reaching your way into injury. Experienced athletes will tell...

Single-Sport Athletes Have a Much Higher Risk of Injury. Here's What They Can Do to Combat It

As competitive as sports are today, young athletes are specializing earlier and earlier each year. Where once seeing athletes playing 3-plus sports wa...

Examining the Science Behind 4 Popular Recovery Techniques

In a previous article, I discussed how proper eating, sleeping and hydration are the biggest factors in helping your body recover after a workout. ...

How You Sleep, Eat and Hydrate Matters More Than Any Other Recovery Technique

Every athlete I train is looking for that edge that can put them over the top. Most young athletes believe that if they simply lift weights more of...

Why Training to Failure Can Actually Hinder Your Strength, Power and Explosiveness Gains

Training to failure. If you're unfamiliar with the term, it refers to performing as many reps during a set as you possibly can. Only once your body...

New Study Reveals Whole Eggs Build Muscle Drastically Better Than Egg Whites

Want to get jacked? Don't lose the yolk. That's the takeaway from a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that found pos...

2 Easy Tactics for Quicker Workout Recovery

Stress levels for athletes are almost always high. Stress coming from coaches, school and personal life create a huge need for recovery. Unfortunately...

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