10 Dec 2017

Preventing and Testing Knee Pain: The Modified Thomas Test

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

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+00:00By |

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 [...]

28 Nov 2017

Tabata Workouts for High School Athletes

2018-06-25T11:57:46+00:00By |

What is Tabata Training? If you are looking for a fast and efficient way to train for endurance, look no further than Tabata training.  Tabata workouts are an ideal way to get a very intense training session is a short amount of time. Dr. Izumi Tabata is credited with developing the tabata protocol while researching [...]

2 Nov 2017

Endurance Training for Athletes

2018-10-03T09:27:38+00:00By |

What You Don’t Know about Endurance Training will Kill You... Or at Least Your Performance You can be the best athlete in the world, but without endurance, you will not perform. Fatigue masks performance. It’s been said that “losers quit when they get tired, winners quit when they win”. So, you better get in shape [...]

12 Oct 2017

Clean Progressions for Large Groups

2018-06-25T11:59:55+00:00By |

The Importance of Clean Progressions for Power Development For many schools, one of the staples of their strength program is the clean and it's variations. The clean emphasizes power development, by allowing athletes to produce a large amount of force in a very short period of time. Although it's universally accepted that the clean is [...]

3 Oct 2017

Sports Conditioning with Metabolic Movements

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

Conditioning for Sport with Time Constraints Coaches and athletes are always looking to get as much out of each workout as possible and time is of the essence when training.  Athletes are always on the go, and coaches always have another group to train.  Time is one thing that even the rich and famous cannot afford to [...]

28 Sep 2017

Deceleration Drills for Agility and Change of Direction

2018-06-25T12:00:22+00:00By |

When training to improve agility and change of direction, most people think about different on-field or on-court running and cutting drills, often utilizing different lines or cones for things like the 5-10-5 drill or the pro agility.  Cones set up in a square or different shape are often used with athletes performing specific running patterns [...]

19 Sep 2017

Agility Training with Clemson Basketball

2018-06-25T12:03:30+00:00By |

Many sports require athletes to quickly transition from one movement to another, often in response to a stimulus, such as a ball and/or opponent. Therefore, agility has two primary components: physical and cognitive (Gambetta, 2007). Gamble (2010) suggests that many of the most common tests used to measure agility, like the NFL's "L-Drill" or the NBA's [...]

14 Sep 2017

Cone Drills for Improving Agility and Running Form [Video]

2018-06-25T12:01:23+00:00By |

Top Cone Drills for Field Athletes  At Higher Power Training we place a high emphasis on running fundamentals early in our athletes' time with us. As a result, we love to utilize cone drills to teach them fundamental running based movement skills that take place in ground based athletics.  These include: Running forwards Running backwards [...]

11 Sep 2017

Agility and Change of Direction

2018-03-15T13:43:14+00:00By |

Agility and Change of Direction Agility helps performance in activities that require you to change direction quickly whilst keeping balance, strength, speed, and body control. When running, be mindful of the angle of your shoulders. Each arm should perfectly make a 90 degree angle, as form is a critical component. When you run, focus on [...]