Posts Tagged: speed

What’s the Rush?

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This weekend I was having a good conversation with a coach of Easton Youth Baseball. He has been coaching for a long time and really understands the sport. We were talking a little bit about overuse, field sizes, and development. I remember when I finished Little League and moved to the Babe Ruth League. We […]

Elements of a Sports Performance Program

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Sports performance is what we specialize in at Evolution Sports Performance in Easton. But what does that even mean? Sports performance is a type of fitness but fitness does not qualify as sports performance. This can get confusing for a lot of people to understand since most of their experience is with fitness. Generally, fitness […]

5 Tips for Developing Explosiveness

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What is explosiveness? I guess it really depends on who you ask. Explosiveness doesn’t really mean anything in terms of sports performance but it does have a meaning to parents and coaches. Explosive athletes can have the following qualities Sprint fast Change direction quickly Throw hard Swing hard Shoot fast All of those things are […]

Training for High Level Performance

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A lot of times when I talk about training it is to improve performance. It does and it is really important for playing well. Some athletes do not think that they need training because they are already good. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Everyone is also entitled to be wrong. I was speaking with […]

Golfer’s Need for Speed

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There is one thing that I have consistently seen among golfers who hit the ball far and those who do not. Golfers that lack distance off of the tee seem to have a longer, slower swing. This makes sense since the slower the swing, the slower the club head speed. Less speed = less distance. […]

8 Ways to do Cardio

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Cardio is one of the most controversial words in fitness. Depending on who you talk to, the range goes from only cardio to none at all. Whatever side that someone is on is the side that they are going to relentlessly defend. The reason for this is that cardio is misunderstood. One of our athletes […]

Smart Strength Training for Golfers

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This past week was probably not on many golf radars. The tournament was in Kuala Lumpur and aired on TV late at night Wed-Sat for us on the east coast. The odd time for coverage of the event and going up against football probably made for a decrease in viewers. Pat Perez won and it […]

The Problem with Sports Specific Training

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Not too long ago I had a father come in and ask about some training. He seemed excited and his heart was in the right place. The issue is that his son is 6 years old. We do not start training our kids until 8 years old. He noticed that his son ran kind of […]

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. […]