Posts Categorized: Sports Performance

Increasing Speed with Linear Bounds

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There is a lot to learn when it comes to increasing speed and quickness. We are lucky at Evolution to get to work with the amount of athletes we have. The more experience we get the better we can be at what we do. One thing in particular that a lot of athletes struggle with […]

Pro Agility Tips and Tricks

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The pro agility is a good drill for both measuring and training for change of direction. It is included in the NFL combine and it is easy to implement. The rules are simple. Set up 3 cones, five yards apart, spanning 15 yards. Start on the middle cone. Run left or right to the first […]

4 Basic Nutrition Tips for Athletes

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A lot of athletes struggle with nutrition. Some of the reasons for this can include lack of knowledge, inability to cook, not buying their own groceries, timing/options with school, etc. There are a lot of things that are working against athletes eating well. The problem is that good nutrition can be such a difference maker. […]

Hamstring Flexibility is Overrated

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Tight hamstrings are one of the biggest plagues over young athletes. The problem: How much does it really matter? A lot of young athletes have trouble hitting a full hamstring stretch or touching their toes. The fix? Usually its hamstring stretches. Hamstring stretching will not help the following causes of hamstring tightness: Growth spurts Core […]

Random Observations on Spotting, Core Work, and Speed

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It has been a while since I have done a random thoughts post. I have a few things that I want to discuss but each one probably doesn’t warrant its own post. Most athletes would get stronger without spotters on the bench press Ok so I am just jumping right into this one. I know […]

So You Want to Get Quicker…

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Improving quickness is one of the biggest reasons that athletes will seek out training. Quickness is a great thing because everyone notices it. Opponents, coaches, and scouts will always recognize and respect quickness. I also find quickness to be the biggest area of growth in most athletes. It has the most room for improvement. In […]

Is Lifting Weights Bad for Your Joints?

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A lot of people are apprehensive to lifting weights because of a fear or pain or injury. I think this is a dying idea. I definitely hope it is on its way out. It has been a long time since I have heard the ol’ “Isn’t squatting bad for your knees”? Injuries typically do not […]

4 Strength and Power Exercises for Better Quickness

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The importance of strength and power to training for quickness is often underrated. There is no speed or quickness without a strong, powerful motor. You cannot improve strength and, subsequently, power without resistance training. Resistance training is a big complement to speed and agility training. Athletes need to be able to balance both good technique […]

3 Ways to Use Sleds for Speed Training

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Every time we break out the sleds, the moans and groans are surely to follow. All of our athletes and adults have been through some kind of conditioning with the sleds. This can obviously be really hard. Some people find it to be fun but some people are also crazy. Weight sleds have a lot […]