Monthly Archives: August 2016

5 Lower Body Exercises to Improve Speed for Hockey

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It is almost time to shift our focus into hockey training. This summer was really busy for us at Evolution. We had a ton of soccer, football, basketball, baseball, and hockey. Now, fall sports are in and hockey players are starting to really buckle down for their training. Most athletes are starting to figure out […]

Are you Training or Not?

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I was watching the simulcast of Felger and Mazz when the Olympics were still on and they went through a pretty funny segment of determining if something was a sport or not. One of the criteria was “its not a sport if alcohol is served while you play.” This eliminated bowling and golf. I think […]

How to Manage Cranky Shoulders for Golfers

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I always entertain myself when I write some of these blog posts. Earlier in the season I was getting a decent amount of shoulder pain on my right arm. It was annoying. I also struggled with my swing and my upper body training. You would think that I would know better but, nope. Turns out […]

What Type of Conditioning do Athletes Need?

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Conditioning is a tough topic for most athletes because it is not understood well. For a lot of athletes, conditioning has become a punishment for poor practice or games. I remember vividly a certain hockey gameĀ in high school where our coach told us not expect to see a puck during the next practice. Like most […]

How to Jump in Different Planes

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I think one of the funny things about college is that information learned in class is completely determined by the professor. I can’t even remember the name of certain classes that I took because they all felt like the same content taught by the same guy. I can also remember the most useless of information […]

Glute Activation vs. Glute Training

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I have been fairly active on social media the last 3-4 weeks. I am mostly trying a few strategies so that as many people can see what we do at Evolution as possible. So far, so good. Well, except for some of the interesting content that I am finding. One thing I noticed is that […]

Do Golfers Need Conditioning?

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When it comes to conditioning I think golfers and the general public are going to fall into the same category. Most people think that they need to start distance running when they feel as though they are not in shape. In shape is one of my favorite terms. It doesn’t mean anything. I was having […]

3 Areas Soccer Players Must Train for Strength

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At Evolution, we train a lot of soccer players. It must be the biggest population of a single sport that we have. We are also lucky that we get to train these athletes that play at a high level. We will have an athlete playing at all 3 NCAA divisions along with multiple high school […]

Improving the Overhead Squat for Golf

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The overhead squat is one of the tests that we use in the TPI screen. It is a fairly common test. The FMS uses it and a lot of information can be taken from it if you know what you are looking for. For golfers, there is a correlation between a failed overhead squat screen […]

Increasing Power for Athletes

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A powerful athlete is always going to be a better athlete than someone who lacks it. Quickness is something that will always give an athlete an advantage. Power is a direct relative to quickness. Sometimes we think of quickness as how fast someone can change direction. But speed is also a determinant of power. Power […]