Speed Technique and Why We Need to Teach It at a Young Age

Speed is something we all want, be it in our cars, internet connection, and how quickly we can get things done. Everywhere we turn, everything is a race to be the quickest. So why should running be any different? Because speed is a skill, like shooting a basketball or hitting a baseball, technique significantly affects…

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Benefits of Resistance Training in Relation to Speed Development

Resistance training has long been seen as a vital part of any athlete’s exercise routine, but its specific benefits for speed development are often overlooked. Athletes competing in any sport requiring quick movements need to develop their speed and agility, or speed development. By enhancing the size and strength of muscle fibers, the effectiveness of…

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Resistance Training as it Refers to Bone Health in Adults

Adults and kids can benefit from sports and other physical activities, but doing so without supervision can lead to over-exertion, fatigue, concussions, and even muscle and ligament injuries. In children and teenagers, this could trigger a downright fear of sports as they will learn to associate sports with pain. This is why it’s crucial to…

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The Importance of Ankle Stability and Agility Training

The most frequent sports-related injury is an ankle sprain. Proper training for ankle stability is advisable to avoid injuries. The ankle and the muscles around it are heavily taxed during each of the sport-specific actions of an athlete.   It would be better to strengthen the lower leg and ankle. The region can then withstand…

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Concussion in sports and how performance training can help

Just saying the word concussion at a sporting event or during a preseason practice can be intimidating and can even scare off potential athletes or parents who are looking to get their athlete more involved. A concussion, even though it needs to be taken seriously, is common in sports and the more that we research…

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America: Home of The Sedentary

Sedentarism: The Pandemic Inside the Pandemic It is no secret that Americans have been sedentary and are progressively moving less and less as technology advances. COVID has accelerated the rate at which Americans are sitting still by cooping everyone up in their homes for months on end. It is also no secret that the more…

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Keep COVID Off of the Holiday Menu

This will be a holiday season unlike any other any of us have witnessed. The threat of COVID infection is rising as the weather cools and it also happens to be flu season. Between these two viruses, many are questioning how they can stay safe traveling to see loved ones this year or if they…

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Simple Plyometric Progression

Introduction A plyometric exercise is any movement that incorporates the stretch-shortening cycle (SSC) to increase power output (Cambridge Dictionary, 2020). The SSC has three general phases: eccentric (downward motion/force absorption), amortization (short pause between eccentric and concentric), and concentric (upward/force production). Some form of plyometrics should be a major part of any strength and conditioning…

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