Posts Tagged: endurance

Specific Conditioning for Your Sport

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A lot of people want fitness to equal fitness. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. One of my athletes said that she was taking a strength and conditioning class next semester and asked if it was going to be hard. It could be really hard or easy. It just depends on how the class is […]

5 Tips for Better Shuffling and Quickness

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Athletes must be able to use multiple movements in their sport. Sports are unpredictable and require a combination of shuffling, sprinting, backpedals, sprints, stops, etc. One speed quality that athletes need to be able to master is the shuffle. The shuffle seems so simple, but there are a lot of things that can go wrong. […]

Master the 3 Qualities of Speed and Agility

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This post started as an email to our list, which is usually the opposite of how I do things. Normally, I write the post first and then email out key points with a link. This time I got on a roll with this and wanted to expand on where I started. A lot of people […]

Hacks for Improving Speed, Agility, and Power

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There is something that high level athletes have that seems to be missing in the majority. Disclaimer: I have absolutely no science behind this, just what I have seen. Highly successful athletes are able to give all out efforts on demand. They do not need any tricks, they just perform. This can be seen in […]

Deadbugs for Speed

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A lot of athletes do not realize how important core control is for speed development. Good core stability will improve: Hip flexion Hip extension Posture Efficiency These are all essential for maximizing technique. Unfortunately many athletes will run with their abs turned off and in extension. This will restrict hip range of motion which results […]

Designing a Speed and Agility Program

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When we look at creating a program to help an athlete get faster or quicker. There are certain things that we are looking for. The outline I am going to breakdown is the one that we have used at Evolution for a long time and it has helped thousands of athletes improve their performance. In […]

10 Rules of Agility Training

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A few weeks back I put together a post just like this for speed training. The 10 Laws of Speed Training.  This post was really good because it broke down the different things that athletes need to be fast. I wanted to do the same thing with agility training. Last week, I posted about getting […]

Can we Prevent Hamstring Injuries with Core Stability?

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Hamstring pulls and strains are really annoying. They can keep athletes off of the field and they take a long time to recover from. The worst part is that the only real treatment to the muscle itself is rest and compression. It takes some serious patience to come back from a hamstring injury. Take Gronk […]

The 10 Laws of Speed Training

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At Evolution Sports Performance we have helped thousands of athletes improve their speed. Speed can be a broad term but I typically think of it as the ability to sprint fast. I will typically use agility or quickness when talking about change of direction. To go a step further what I am technically talking about […]

Using the T Drill to Improve Quickness

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One project that I continue to put off is getting videos of most of our speed and agility work. We take a lot of pride in our Performance program and one of the biggest strengths of it is the speed and agility work we do on the turf. It helps our athletes get faster, quicker, […]