Posts Categorized: Sports Performance

5 Tips for Developing Explosiveness

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What is explosiveness? I guess it really depends on who you ask. Explosiveness doesn’t really mean anything in terms of sports performance but it does have a meaning to parents and coaches. Explosive athletes can have the following qualities Sprint fast Change direction quickly Throw hard Swing hard Shoot fast All of those things are […]

Training Strengths and Weaknesses

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This past summer we went to a conference as a staff. The first presenter that we went to was highly regarded in the field with a lot of experience training. His topic was about different types of training that a lot of people had not quite adopted yet. In his talk he mentioned that someone […]

Training for High Level Performance

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A lot of times when I talk about training it is to improve performance. It does and it is really important for playing well. Some athletes do not think that they need training because they are already good. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Everyone is also entitled to be wrong. I was speaking with […]

8 Ways to do Cardio

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Cardio is one of the most controversial words in fitness. Depending on who you talk to, the range goes from only cardio to none at all. Whatever side that someone is on is the side that they are going to relentlessly defend. The reason for this is that cardio is misunderstood. One of our athletes […]

Using Bands for Resistance Training

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I am writing this about 15 minutes after my roommate sent me some videos from the morning show on the Sports Hub. I admittedly didn’t catch the beginning of what he sent me so I did kind of miss the whole conversation. What I did catch was that they were talking about using resistance bands […]

The Problem with Sports Specific Training

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Not too long ago I had a father come in and ask about some training. He seemed excited and his heart was in the right place. The issue is that his son is 6 years old. We do not start training our kids until 8 years old. He noticed that his son ran kind of […]

Stronger and More Stable Athletes

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Sometimes I will use strength and stability almost interchangeably. On one hand strength is stable. On the other, we can break this down a little bit further. I have seen a lot of young athletes that get up to some pretty good numbers with their lifts. I have also seen some not so strong athletes […]

Why Athletes Don’t Need Situps

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A common suggestion is that people should be doing push ups and sit ups on their own at home. I am all for people taking their fitness seriously and doing things outside of the gym. This recommendation is crap. A lot of athletes do not do push-ups well. Now they are probably going to do […]

Reducing the Risk of Overuse

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Overuse injuries can be a real problem for athletes. It is hard when you cannot get on the field because of a nagging ailment. An overuse injury happens when the demands placed on a joint are too much for it to handle. Muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments all provide support for the joints. Any of […]

How do You Perform When the Lights are On?

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I have a couple random thoughts from the last week. Doctors are no different than any other profession Just like any job you can have, someone is going to be good at their job and someone else isn’t. Doctors are not exempt from this rule. I absolutely respect the hell out of the process it […]