Posts Tagged: athletes

Better Upper Body Training for Young Athletes

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Upper body strength is a huge need of young athletes but it is one of the hardest things to accomplish. I was having a conversation with a kid just today. He was away last week so its almost been 2 weeks since he last benched. I wanted to be more conservative with his weights because […]

Random Thoughts on Training for the Fall

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The college kids will be making their way back soon. We really only have about 3 weeks left of our summer schedule. At that point its back to the fall. The fall is such a weird time for training. One on hand it seems longer than it is. Then the holiday season comes. It is […]

What Training Qualities Do You Need?

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Performance training for athletes can be designed to help the following qualities: speed strength quickness power mobility/flexibility rehab conditioning Well that right there is 7 qualities. Sometimes we only have 4-12 weeks to help an athlete get ready for their sport. That is not a lot of time to work on quite a few things. […]

There Are No Golf Exercises

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Over the winter we had a few baseball teams training with us. At one point we went into one of our rooms that has 9 TRX set up. I like using the TRX with youth athletes because it allows them to train for strength with their bodyweight. Its also hard to do exercises wrong with […]

Speed and Agility Training vs. Testing

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There are some subtle differences when athletes are training for performance vs. when they are preparing for testing. I have been working with one of our athletes privately for the last three years in this exact fashion. Each summer he participates in a bunch of camps/combines where he gets tested. His school also puts a […]

Is Body Weight Training Enough for Golfers?

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A friend of mine, Nick, from Stronger Golf recently put up this post on his Instagram page. My original thoughts were that I question the necessity of the burpee for anyone really. He is not a fan of it for golfers and I absolutely see where he is coming from. Truth be told, I rarely […]

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 […]

Avoiding Summer Training Mistakes

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Every summer we see the same thing. Our athletes that give themselves a long time to get ready for the fall season always enter camp ready to go. No one has failed a conditioning test, with most athletes being in the best shape. Then there are those that wait too long… I know there will […]