Monthly Archives: July 2015

7 Tips for Developing Speed

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Speed is something that all athletes want. The faster they are, the better chance they have at succeeding in their sport. They must still be good at their sport first and foremost, but being fast certainly helps. When it comes to developing speed, it is something that is normally done over many years to create […]

Improve Lower Body Strength with Single Leg Work

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This past weekend was the Crossfit games which I ended up watching a good amount of. I was pulling for Gundmundsson who I thought had a good showing and a top caliber name. One of the main things that I have been seeing lately in these style competitions is the incorporation of single leg work. […]

3 Tips for Agility Training

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A lot of athletes come to us because they or their parents want them to work on their agility. Agility is simply an athlete’s ability to change direction. This is a skill that helps make athletes successful. If you were building a team and two athletes both have the same traits across the board but […]

Building Upper Body Strength for Hockey Players

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When we talk about shoulder health, it is usually the overhead sports where the biggest issues come from. Sports like volleyball, tennis, baseball, and swimming are all heavily demanding on the shoulder and requires the athlete to actually take care of themselves. We can see similar problems with hockey players. Hockey players are not overhead […]

5 Things that Athletes should be able to do but a lot Struggle with

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Athletes should possess a wide variety of skills. Sports require multiple athletic abilities and many athletes are good at what they need for their sport. The key statement there is “for their sport.” When it comes to movements that are not practiced every day or multiple times per week, athletes can really struggle with the […]

Golf Fitness should not look like Golf

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This is an exciting time for golf. Right now there is a 21 year old that is absolutely tearing up the PGA tour. Rickie Fowler has responded well to the claims of being overrated earlier this year. And Tiger is back, which is always interesting because no one knows what is going to happen with […]

Offseason Hockey Conditioning

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There are a lot of sports that are behind the curve when it comes to strength and conditioning. When you hear lifting weights in the summer, what sport do you think of? Most would say football. Football players are easy to give the benefits of training for because most parents and athletes accept that during […]

5 Random Thoughts on Improving Sports Performance

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At Evolution Sports Performance we develop athletes based on their age and ability level, guided by the Long Term Athletic Development Model. In the most basic of terms what we try to do is teach athletes how to run, change direction, and lift weights properly so that they can use the skills in their sport. […]

Improving an Athlete’s Change of Direction

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Athletes need to be able to change direction well in order to excel in their sport. It is a pretty simple concept that someone who is slow to react, slow down, and accelerate in another direction is always going to be a step behind. Despite this, most people take the wrong steps to working on […]