Posts Tagged: performance

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. […]

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 […]

Should Golfers Chase Swing Speed?

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New equipment has helped the game of golf a lot. One thing that I have seen a lot of in the fitness world is swing speed. We have a swing speed radar and it was easy to get, easy to use, and easy to chart progress. I like using it for before and after. I […]

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 […]

What do Golfers Even Get From Stretching?

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I am not a fan of stretching. I think there are many other things that we can do to play better golf before I even think about stretching. Even then, the benefits are so minimal that I don’t think they are worth a golfer’s time or money. Personally, I have not really found any benefits […]

Lifting Weights Makes Golfers Bulky, Huh?

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Golf fitness is absolutely in the forefront right now. It was only a matter of time before this happened but we are still divided on where we stand on it. Last week, I discussed how we are absolutely lost on the topic. It seems like the golfers that win are commended for their plan and […]

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 […]

So You Want to Get Quicker…

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Improving quickness is one of the biggest reasons that athletes will seek out training. Quickness is a great thing because everyone notices it. Opponents, coaches, and scouts will always recognize and respect quickness. I also find quickness to be the biggest area of growth in most athletes. It has the most room for improvement. In […]