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3 Core Exercises Every Athlete Should Master

An efficient core allows for optimal acceleration, deceleration, and stabilization of the kinetic chain during functional movement. Core training is a vital aspect and common practice of functioning athletes at all levels. To the average fitness enthusiast, core development might mean rippling washboard abs, but for the competing athlete looking to develop true functional strength, speed, and

2019-08-28T13:59:20-06:00By |

Utilizing a Repetition Range Strength Program

Using a repetition range training system for high school athletes is a great way to increase strength performance. In addition, it establishes the proper training mindset. Through systematic goal-setting and periodization of workouts, athletes can focus their workouts on effort. But it isn’t just about max effort—it is about the work that goes into the

2019-06-18T08:22:16-06:00By |

How to Get in Shape for Hockey (Fast)

It has been said that speed kills, but what kills speed?  Fatigue kills speed. You may be the fastest skater, but if you get tired faster than other players, you will soon be the slowest.  You may be the most powerful athlete, but when you get tired, you will be the weakest. This allowed Muhammed

2019-10-25T14:08:21-06:00By |

How to Increase Power with Complex Training

“How can I increase my vertical?” I get this question all the time, typically at the beginning of class when all our physical education students are assembling in the gym prior to taking attendance. It’s usually the freshman boys, as they all take turns trying to jump up and touch a basketball rim. There are

2019-05-14T14:38:15-06:00By |

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

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:

2019-08-16T13:24:49-06:00By |

6 Fitness Slider Exercises Every Athlete Needs

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

2019-05-20T08:40:16-06:00By |

Top 5 Indoor Sled Drills for High School Athletes

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

2019-05-20T08:31:06-06:00By |

Top 5 Lifts Every Athlete Should Master

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

2019-09-17T09:45:40-06:00By |

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

As strength coaches, we are always looking for the best ways to help our athletes get faster and stronger. We are constantly reading the latest articles and blogs, attending the newest certification courses and hunting for the best new tools to push our athletes to the next levels of performance greatness. However, that will mean

2019-05-20T10:31:25-06:00By |