Posts Tagged: running

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 […]

Good Core Exercises that Help Athletes Run Faster

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A lot of athletes waste a lot of energy and movement when they sprint. This negatively affects their speed by ruining their efficiency. The goal of sprinting is to run as fast as possible for a certain distance. Being as efficient as possible is going to make for the most speed. We want to reduce […]

4 Exercises for Faster Sprinting

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When it comes to sprinting, the strongest athletes are always the fastest. You can just take a look at the finals of the 100m from the last Olympics. The guys that were in that heat were all very muscular. You do not get that kind of muscle development from not lifting weights. It might not […]

Getting In Shape without a Treadmill

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Running seems to be one of the most popular forms of exercise in this country. It is easy to perform, does not require a whole lot of equipment, and is very cheap. Throw some clothes on, lace up your shoes, and just go run. Seems simple enough right? Well here I am to hate on […]

Do You Know the Right Way to Sprint?

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Sprinting is essential for athletes since their sport requires it almost all of the time. Sprinting is also good for people that want hard workouts to lose fat and get in better shape. Track is also a sport where half of the events are pure sprints. Many people do not know how to sprint correctly. […]