Posts Tagged: performance

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 […]

Why do we Assess Athletes?

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Today, I will be giving a guest lecture at Bridgewater State for students in a fitness testing/evaluation lab. I remember taking the class in college but I don’t remember a lot of what I learned. There was a lot of EKG, bike erg, and other tests that I have not seen since I graduated. Since […]

4 Key Differences between Junior and Adult Golfers

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Many golf and fitness pros have a lot of experience with training adults. At Evolution, we are lucky to work with both adults and young athletes. It gives us a good advantage when working with different populations. The main underlying theme of training young athletes is that they are not mini adults. The way that […]

5 Single Leg Strength Exercises for Golf

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One thing that I have worked on a lot with my golf swing this year is staying balanced in my swing. Golfers need to be able to stay balanced to hit the ball well. Falling out of a swing requires great hand eye coordination to hit the ball remotely OK. There is a huge misunderstanding […]

Different Methods to Improve Explosiveness

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Athletes want to be explosive. Coaches and athletes use that word quite a bit but what is it really? Explosive is really powerful. Power is the ability to develop force in a short amount of time. You can develop a lot of force, do it very quickly, or both (most desirable). That is how power […]

Back Squat vs. Front Squat

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I get the question a lot- Whats the difference between front and back squats? They are both used to develop lower body strength. Back squats start with the bar resting on the shoulders, while front squats rest on the collarbones and front of the shoulder. This bar position makes front squats much more quad dominant […]

3 Steps to More Power in your Golf Swing

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It’s Tiger Week. Hopefully this becomes a thing where we do not have to celebrate each individual week and he can continue to play at a high level. Nevertheless its exciting to see him back on the course. Now, he just needs to make the cut and have a good showing this weekend. One of […]

7 Ways to Improve your Quickness

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Last night we got to see the Patriots reach their 7th Super Bowl. I realize that most of you reading this aren’t thrilled with that result. The way it went down was really interesting. Both teams utilized a lot of shorter, quicker plays. I thought the Steeler’s offense played really well, despite the scoreboard. Yesterday’s […]

Golfers: Doing Stuff versus Training

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Golfers should be training like most other athletes. There really is no difference in the general idea that golfers need to be in shape to handle the demands of the sport. What is different is the needs of golfers. Golfers must be able to produce a ton of force in a short amount of time […]

3 Strategies for Better Agility Drills

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How come athletes can practice and play 3-5 times per week and still lack quickness? This is a common problem for many young kids in sports. Most of the time parents are looking to help their child get quicker. Quickness is important for athletes. It will help athletes be more successful in their sport, however […]