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3 Apr 2019

Blog Series: Intangible Skills All Super Athletes Have (Part 3)

2019-04-22T11:52:14-05:00By |

As March wanes and April rounds the corner, athletes gear up for summer sports all over the country. If your off-season it’s a great time for young athletes to focus on improvement during their spring training programs. In the final part in this series, we will focus on four final intangible skills that every athlete needs to be the best version of themselves. Coach your athletes to master these, and you will help them to become more well-rounded athletes in the long run.Here are the final four intangible skills that super athletes have in spades:

20 Mar 2019

6 Fitness Slider Exercises Every Athlete Needs

2019-03-20T14:27:22-05:00By |

If I could give just one tool that develops strength, movement control, stability, and flexibility all at the same time, it would be fitness sliders! Why Do I Like Fitness Sliders So Much? Fitness sliders are extremely portable and you can take travel with them.  They can even fit in a laptop bag.Fitness sliders require [...]

5 Mar 2019

Top 5 Indoor Sled Drills for High School Athletes

2019-03-06T12:24:40-05:00By |

Running and sprinting against resistance is one of the best ways athletes can complement their speed training, increase ground force production, and focus on speed and running. One of the best ways to incorporate resistance running into workouts is sled pulls. There’s just one problem: Those of us who live in a cold clime are [...]

24 Jan 2019

Blog Series: 4 Intangible Skills All Super Athletes Have (Part 1)

2019-01-24T12:31:25-05:00By |

As performance coaches we love to talk about the acute variables of training our athletes daily—the sets, the reps, the protocols and techniques that lead to our athletes getting bigger, faster and stronger on the road to high performance. We love to watch the most gifted athletes in our favorite sports perform on the biggest [...]

4 Oct 2018

Top 5 Lifts Every Athlete Should Master

2018-10-04T14:03:18-05:00By |

Just like there are 5 tools that every carpenter should have (hammer, screwdriver, saw, pliers, and a tape measure), there are 5 key exercises you should have in your training tool box.   You can’t accomplish every project with these tools, but they will get the job done most of the time!  Each of these tools [...]

28 Sep 2018

Top 5 Keys to Transferring the Weight Room to the Playing Field

2018-10-03T09:33:18-05:00By |

As strength coaches we are always in the hunt for the best ways to help our athletes get faster and stronger. We are constantly reading the latest articles, scanning the latest blogs, attending the newest certification courses and hunting for the best new tools to push our athletes to the next levels of performance greatness. [...]

23 Aug 2018

Training for Power: A Closer Look at the Process.

2018-08-23T16:26:40-05:00By |

Training for power is usually one of the main goals for any strength & conditioning program. But what does that really mean? In its simplest terms, power = force x velocity (or in other terms, strength x speed). Applied to strength and conditioning, power is the amount of force you can transfer to an object, [...]

14 Aug 2018

4 Expert Tips to Develop Power in your High School Weight Room

2018-12-10T17:07:19-05:00By |

There is only one way to sprint, and that is fast. Training for Power in the weight room follows that analogy. To develop power you have to train fast. This analogy is also about recovery. To train for speed, do fewer reps with full recovery between sets. The same goes for lifting. To train for [...]

17 Jul 2018

Ballistic Training: The Best Method to Develop Athletic Power

2018-07-20T09:40:58-05:00By |

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 [...]