Posts Tagged: quickness

Strength Doesn’t Make You Slow

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At Evolution, speed and agility training is a big part of what we do. It is what helps our athletes improve their performance tremendously. There are plenty of options for athletes in the area to go to train. There is not a single one that blends speed, agility, strength, and conditioning like we do. A […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Speed and Agility Drills to Reduce ACL Injury Risk

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Last week I went over some strength exercises that can help an athlete resist knee injuries. The really ironic thing is that I thought I had blown my knee out this past weekend. On Saturday, I was watching Star Wars and trying to watch as much as I can. For whatever reason, Empire didn’t start […]

5 Exercises to Help Reduce ACL Injuries

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ACL injuries might not be 100% preventable but there are a lot of things we can do to reduce the risk. When an ACL is torn there can be contact or not. There isn’t a whole lot that can be done to prevent a contact ACL tear. It is simply bad luck. Non contact ACL […]

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. […]