The Kinetic Sports Performance Blog

Below are some of the latest research articles by a number of leading scientists in the exercise science and nutrition field that our team at Kinetic Sports Performance have read and use to influence our training techniques.

The Importance of Plyometrics and Landing Mechanics to Training and Injury Prevention

By Bonacquisti / August 16, 2022 / Comments Off on The Importance of Plyometrics and Landing Mechanics to Training and Injury Prevention

When it comes to most sports, the question is not “if” you get injured, but “when”. Accidents happen, mistakes can be made, and chances are that something will happen during training. As such, almost all sports take preventative measures to reduce the risk of injury by either building up strength and endurance so as minimmize…

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Concussion in sports and how performance training can help

By Bonacquisti / July 20, 2022 / Comments Off on 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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COVID Kids: Keep the Kids Active and Healthy at Home

By admin / January 13, 2021 / Comments Off on COVID Kids: Keep the Kids Active and Healthy at Home

COVID and quarantining have taken a toll on everyone in many different ways this year. Many adults have had to make their homes into workspaces and classrooms for their children all at the same time. Not only can this lead to stress and chaos for all party’s involved but it can also take a toll…

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America: Home of The Sedentary

By Bonacquisti / January 13, 2021 / Comments Off on America: Home of The Sedentary

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 sedentary a person is the higher…

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Keep COVID Off of the Holiday Menu

By Bonacquisti / December 3, 2020 / Comments Off on 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

By Bonacquisti / December 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Simple Plyometric Progression

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 program…

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Running Backward to Go Forward

By Bonacquisti / August 26, 2020 / Comments Off on Running Backward to Go Forward

A Comparison of Forward vs Backward Running Sprint Training in Youth Male Athletes. – This article compares forward to backward sprint training in relation to power production in youth male athletes. Click Here To Read The Article »

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The Value of Sleep

By Bonacquisti / August 20, 2020 / Comments Off on The Value of Sleep

By Lukas Smith BS, CSCS Often, coaches are asked by athlete’s and parents what is the best tool to recover from a workout or reduce the risk of injury? There are many modalities or products that claim to help athlete’s recover and, although some may actually have some benefit, these are not the first things…

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Core Stability vs Core Strength

By Bonacquisti / August 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Core Stability vs Core Strength

Building a strong core has and will be one of the main focuses of the fitness community from competitive athletes to the regular joe trying to get a 6 pack for beach season. But what is the “core”? If you were to ask most people in the gym what the core is made up of,…

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Strength Training Throughout the Year

By Bonacquisti / August 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Strength Training Throughout the Year

By Lukas Smith BS, CSCS By this point in time it is well known that strength training can enhance athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury. The term “strength training” refers to any type of movement under load with the intention of getting stronger, faster, or more explosive. It does not strictly mean lifting…

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