Monthly Archives: January 2016

Do You Know the Right Way to Sprint?

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Sprinting is essential for athletes since their sport requires it almost all of the time. Sprinting is also good for people that want hard workouts to lose fat and get in better shape. Track is also a sport where half of the events are pure sprints. Many people do not know how to sprint correctly. […]

Why do I Favor Strength Training?

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At Evolution Sports Performance, we work with a lot of young athletes. These athletes are typically not experienced in a weight room, and when they are it usually was not a good program. 90% of the time, athletes and parents choose us because they want their athlete to get faster, quicker, stronger, or in better […]

3 Ideas that I Find Comical about the Fitness Industry

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First and foremost, the ideas that I am about to poke fun at are things that I used to do. All three myths are things that I used to strongly believe. The point of this post is not to simply just bash on general fitness things and be grumpy about it. I want to let […]

Stretching: Not as Important as You Think

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Static stretching is one of the biggest time-wasters when it comes to training. Its importance is also way overblown. Static stretching is performed when we hold a muscle under tension, without moving, for an extended period of time. This is all of your classic hamstring, quad, glute stretches, etc. Dynamic stretching are movements done as […]

You Cannot Turn Fat into Muscle

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It has been about 3.5 years since I have finished my undergrad work. We can knock another 1.5 while I was taking coursework that separated me from the general fitness world. Lets call it 5 years since I have really had to work with a lot of the old myths and sacredly held beliefs in […]

7 Reasons Athletes Get Injured

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This past week we have welcomed back a field hockey organization that we have been working with for 4-5 years now. It is a great opportunity for both sides for us to do their preseason strength and speed training. Since a lot of the girls have been through our program multiple times now, they are […]

Getting the Most out of Speed and Agility Drills

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Everything thinks that they can do speed and agility training. Sport coaches, personal trainers, physical therapists, and anyone that has ever gone through an agility ladder thinks that they’ve got it all figured out. Unfortunately, when people try to go outside their area of expertise athletes get a watered down version of good training. It […]