Monthly Archives: April 2016

3 Ways to Make Pushups Harder

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Pushups are a fundamental movement that everyone should be able to do. They require no equipment and everyone is at least familiar with them. A lot of people do not do them right and even more people do not do them at all. This is a problem because they have a ton of benefits and […]

An Interesting Spin on Shuttle Runs

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Shuttle runs are a conditioning staple. Most athletes that go out for a fall sport will have to do some kind of conditioning test when they get to camp. More often than not, the conditioning test involves the 300 yard shuttle. Typically, the 300 yard shuttle is conducted like this. Set up two cones, 25 […]

When to Train for Speed and Strength after Injury

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Serious injuries are becoming all too common with young athletes. Injuries, sometimes requiring surgeries, are more prevalent and most parents and athletes are ignoring the significance of them. It is rare when a young athlete is put on the right path to return to sport. Ideally, it would look like the example below. Specialty doctor […]

How Conditioning affects Reaction Time

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There are a lot of qualities that make athletes good. Some of them are strength, speed, explosiveness, quickness, decision making, and critical thinking. Focusing on the first 4 of those terms, they are all really important. Good athletes must be strong, powerful, quick, and fast. Athletes that lack those qualities are always going to be […]

Using Jumps to be Fast and Quick

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Jumping is a simple movement that all people have done at one point or another. Something as basic as jumping has become something that athletes struggle to do. We spend a lot of time teaching athletes how to properly take off and land correctly. This is important for not only safety, but actually getting some […]

Use Weighted Carries to Improve the Golf Swing

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Golfers and fans of the game: thank you for taking the time to read this article on the first day of The Masters. I, for one, know that it is going to be a grind to be even remotely productive today. Good thing I am writing this early on. The snow here in MA is […]

10 Tips for Youth Speed and Agility Training

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Speed and agility training is very helpful for young athletes. It helps to teach them good habits, coordination, and lays the foundation for speed as they get older. I have seen tremendous benefit with the young athletes that have participated in our program at Evolution. But at the same time there is always going to […]