Posts Categorized: Sports Performance

Why do we Assess Athletes?

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Today, I will be giving a guest lecture at Bridgewater State for students in a fitness testing/evaluation lab. I remember taking the class in college but I don’t remember a lot of what I learned. There was a lot of EKG, bike erg, and other tests that I have not seen since I graduated. Since […]

5 Tips for Avoiding a Hamstring Pull

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Hamstring pulls are one of the more annoying injuries an athlete can suffer. The pain might not be as bad as a collision based injury and the recovery isn’t as bad as an ACL but they are definitely more annoying. The difference with hamstring injuries is that they need time to heal. We have ways […]

How Much Sport Specific Training Do You Need?

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Every so often, I will get an inquiry about training and someone will ask me if we do sport specific training. The answer is yes, but it might not be what most people are looking for. That becomes my follow up question. Most of the time the person doesn’t actually know what they meant when […]

Different Methods to Improve Explosiveness

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Athletes want to be explosive. Coaches and athletes use that word quite a bit but what is it really? Explosive is really powerful. Power is the ability to develop force in a short amount of time. You can develop a lot of force, do it very quickly, or both (most desirable). That is how power […]

10 Core Exercises for Soccer Players

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Core training for soccer players is an underrated aspect of training. Most athletes are worried about touches, conditioning, and showcases when they need to prioritize their training. Good core stability helps soccer players achieve the following: Faster running speed Better running technique Improved quickness Ability to handle contact More power kicking the ball Thats a […]

3 Key Strength Needs for Soccer

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Soccer is the most popular sport among our athletes at Evolution. I think at one point it was 50% soccer players. It also seems to be one of the more competitive sports in the area. A lot of the teams are state title winners and many clubs compete on a national level. This makes soccer […]

3 Reasons to Avoid Running on Your Heels

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Any athlete that has spent time in Evolution has probably heard Chris tell them or someone in the group to stop running on their heels. The reasoning is simple, fast sprinters do not strike the ground with their heel. Proper foot contact should be with the front half of the foot. I think the reason […]

Does Lifting Weights Improve Speed and Agility?

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Speed and agility is a topic that we take very seriously at Evolution Sports Performance in Easton. It is one of the things that allows athletes to get faster and quicker. Every time speed and agility gets brought up there seems to be someone who is ready to start putting it down. Many strength coaches […]

7 Ways to Improve your Quickness

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Last night we got to see the Patriots reach their 7th Super Bowl. I realize that most of you reading this aren’t thrilled with that result. The way it went down was really interesting. Both teams utilized a lot of shorter, quicker plays. I thought the Steeler’s offense played really well, despite the scoreboard. Yesterday’s […]

Being Fast vs. Being Quick

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Athletes are always looking to improve on their skills, speed, strength, agility, and conditioning. This is for good reason. The athlete that has the best physical qualities is probably going to have the better chance for success. There are exceptions but most of the time it is true. Quick and Fast are two terms that […]