Posts Tagged: conditioning

Should Young Athletes Condition?

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Conditioning is one of the most difficult topics to understand. A lot of people do not actually know what conditioning is or how to implement it. There is also a bit of uncertainty between conditioning and punishment. Sometimes the lines get really blurry. Usually when a team doesn’t play or practice well, the coach will […]

Elements of a Sports Performance Program

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Sports performance is what we specialize in at Evolution Sports Performance in Easton. But what does that even mean? Sports performance is a type of fitness but fitness does not qualify as sports performance. This can get confusing for a lot of people to understand since most of their experience is with fitness. Generally, fitness […]

5 Tips for Developing Explosiveness

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What is explosiveness? I guess it really depends on who you ask. Explosiveness doesn’t really mean anything in terms of sports performance but it does have a meaning to parents and coaches. Explosive athletes can have the following qualities Sprint fast Change direction quickly Throw hard Swing hard Shoot fast All of those things are […]

8 Ways to do Cardio

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Cardio is one of the most controversial words in fitness. Depending on who you talk to, the range goes from only cardio to none at all. Whatever side that someone is on is the side that they are going to relentlessly defend. The reason for this is that cardio is misunderstood. One of our athletes […]

The Problem with Sports Specific Training

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Not too long ago I had a father come in and ask about some training. He seemed excited and his heart was in the right place. The issue is that his son is 6 years old. We do not start training our kids until 8 years old. He noticed that his son ran kind of […]

How do You Perform When the Lights are On?

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I have a couple random thoughts from the last week. Doctors are no different than any other profession Just like any job you can have, someone is going to be good at their job and someone else isn’t. Doctors are not exempt from this rule. I absolutely respect the hell out of the process it […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 Strength and Power Exercises for Better Quickness

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The importance of strength and power to training for quickness is often underrated. There is no speed or quickness without a strong, powerful motor. You cannot improve strength and, subsequently, power without resistance training. Resistance training is a big complement to speed and agility training. Athletes need to be able to balance both good technique […]