Posts Categorized: Sports Performance

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 […]

Good Core Exercises that Help Athletes Run Faster

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A lot of athletes waste a lot of energy and movement when they sprint. This negatively affects their speed by ruining their efficiency. The goal of sprinting is to run as fast as possible for a certain distance. Being as efficient as possible is going to make for the most speed. We want to reduce […]

Jump Training to Enhance Speed and Agility

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Jumping is something that all athletes should be able to do well. Certain sports are going to produce better jumpers due to the nature of them. Most young basketball players will have better jump height than say hockey players. I have also noticed that better athletes usually have a better jump ability. Sorry, no data […]