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17 Jul 2018

Ballistic Training: The Best Method to Develop Athletic Power

2018-07-20T09:40:58+00:00 By |

At Higher Power Training, we literally go ballistic over balls. We have a lot of balls at HPT. We have med balls that go from 5 to 100 pounds. We have med balls that bounce, med balls that don’t, med balls on ropes and med balls with handles.  Why so many balls?  Because when you [...]

5 Jun 2018

Nutrition Talk – Proper Nutrition for Athletic Performance [Video]

2018-07-24T14:56:53+00:00 By |

Having sound principles of nutrition can have a large impact on the performance and recovery for your athletes. Typically, we want our athletes to be stronger, faster, and more explosive. A part of this is being properly fueled for athletic performance and having a leaner (more muscle, less fat) physique. Educating our athletes about what [...]

15 Mar 2018

Building a Strong Squat Foundation for Athletes

2018-03-20T16:09:25+00:00 By |

The squat is one of the cornerstones of the Trojan Power Program. We teach movements rather than “lifts” in our facility, and the squat is one of the first movements we incorporate, making it essential that students have a solid squat foundation to build upon. Wall Squats To start, I suggest taking athletes to a [...]

15 Mar 2018

Corrective Techniques to Build the Perfect Squat

2018-03-15T11:04:52+00:00 By |

The Back Squat and Its Relation to Sport Last year I wrote an article that stressed the importance of the back squat and how it related to sport.  For instance, virtually all sports, with the exception of water sports, cycling, and polo, are “ground-based,” meaning the athlete’s legs are in contact with the ground throughout [...]

21 Dec 2017

8 Types of Yoga For Athletes

2018-06-25T11:54:53+00:00 By |

The Benefits of Yoga for Athletes The health benefits from regular yoga practice cover a broad spectrum, ranging from flexibility to strength.  For athletes, yoga can benefit them tremendously in terms recovery and from a restorative point of view.  There are many different types or styles of yoga practice. For those just starting out, it [...]

12 Dec 2017

Enhancing Recovery After Workouts with Body Tempering and Buffering

2018-06-25T11:56:46+00:00 By |

Improving Muscular Recovery with Body Tempering and Buffering There has been a significant increase in the use of different implements and massage to speed the recovery of athletes post workout.  Two methods that are gaining popularity which we use on our athletes are buffering massage and body tempering. These methods have become an integral part [...]

10 Dec 2017

Preventing and Testing Knee Pain: The Modified Thomas Test

2018-06-25T11:56:10+00:00 By |

There’s a saying in the sports performance industry “If you’re not assessing, your guessing”.  At Higher Power Training (HPT), when we first start with an athlete, we spend 75 to 90 minutes performing our “Comprehensive Athletic Performance Assessment (CAPA)”.  Within the CAPA we perform muscle balance screens to identify any underlying imbalances that are either [...]

30 Nov 2017

Transitioning Fall Athletes to the Off-Season or Winter Sports

2018-06-25T11:59:01+00:00 By |

Endurance as Part of Your Transition Programming Endurance training in the high school setting is most often times left up to the sport-specific coach. However there are certain times of the year that strength coaches can benefit multiple athletes and coaches across a variety of sports. The time in which fall athletes transition into winter [...]