5 Keys to Training Today’s Female Athlete

June 26, 2017

Generally speaking, there aren’t and shouldn’t be many differences in training male and female athletes. Every athlete needs to be strong, powerful, fast, and athletic. They need to be mobile, stable, and certainly conditioned. Most importantly, they need to be healthy so they can produce results on the field or...

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6 Keys to Developing Mental Toughness

June 25, 2017

Here is a list of my six keys to mental toughness: Creating Interest and Keeping It – I use a simple metaphor to build interest. I tell athletes to see sports participation like putting pennies in a piggy bank. Every time they show up to practice, that investment pays off with...

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4 Key Thoughts on Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training

The majority of sporting outcomes are largely dependent on speed, agility, and quickness. 9 times out of 10, the faster athletes win. On the field. On the court. Those athletes come out on top. The fact remains, these athletic traits are absolute "game changers"! Today's post will highlight 4 key thoughts specific...

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5 Rules for In-Season Strength Training

Strength training is still a greatly underutilized aspect of preparation in many programs and even more neglected during the actual playing season (especially among spring sports baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer). Strength is an attribute that can diminish very quickly. In as little as three weeks your players may have a...

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Losing Blows

June 24, 2017

Losing Blows. Strike a nerve? I'm happy to have your attention. But honestly, losing truly blows.  I hated losing when I was a kid and it hasn’t changed now that I am an adult. But losing is a part of life and it is certainly a part of athletics. No matter what,...

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Basics of Speed Development

April 26, 2016

The basketball player that gets to the loose ball, the tennis player that gets to a drop shot, and the football player that bursts through the line on his way to a touchdown. In the world of sport, the athlete that has speed usually has a major advantage over others....

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Muscle Soreness in Athletes

March 7, 2011

Question:  Why am I so sore? Sore muscles -  this is a painful thing at times for our clients, but a great sign for our trainers. In order to build and strengthen muscle, we must tear the muscle fiber.  Not a huge tear, such a muscle strain: (A strain is...

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Improving Vertical Jump!

January 27, 2011

How Can You Improve Vertical Jump? Vertical jump is a measure of total body power.  For those in the performance industry it is the physical test that correlates most significantly with an athlete’s actual on court/field performance. Give me an athlete that has a good vertical jump, and most likely...

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How to Improve Strength Quick!

January 11, 2011

What is the Most Efficient way to improve strength for sport? Strength is defined as, “The maximal force that a muscle or muscle group can generate at a specified velocity.”  Or in more layman terms for all of us; “how much weight you can lift, at any speed.” I have...

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The Key Word in Athlete Performance Training

November 29, 2009

When you think of speed training what word comes to mind?  Speed? Agility? Quickness? Sure, all of those would be perfect, but the key word in athlete performance training is… Efficiency!  I have been training athletes since 1997 and from professional to youth, they all come to True Athlete Performance...

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