As high school and college spring semesters come to a close, thousands of athletes will return home with little to no exercise program to follow. No matter what school you go to or what sport you play, taking a summer off of training will have negative effects on your overall athletic performance and success. Certainly any amount training is likely better than none but where should you focus your time and effort?
Yesterday I ran a pole on my Instagram Story that asked the question, "What is more important for increasing velocity, weighted/plyo-balls or overall strength?" In this brief blog post I will discuss which training technique is more important.
As my college baseball guys return to start the fall season, it seems appropriate to write a baseball strength and conditioning article. I spent most of this morning explaining our program and the philosophy behind it to the athletes. Of everything that we discussed today, the bench press, Olympic Weightlifting, and distance running were the hottest topics.
“Sport-Specific Training” has become a buzzword used by trainers and gyms to appeal to the athletic client base. While specific training for one’s particular sport is important, I’m not certain that all of these "sport-specific programs" are truly sport specific.
If you’re an athlete, or the parent of an athlete, it is important to know that all of your hard earned money is actually making you or your child better at their sport. Just because it is called “sport-specific”, doesn’t mean that it actually is. Every sport-specific program should consider and tailor to the following three elements.
Last week my old high school was able to win the program's first ever Regional Basketball Championship. I want to give a huge congratulations to coaches Bill Jones, Paul Daniele, and the entire Harford Technical High School Cobras 2016-2017 basketball team.
While tuning into some of their games, certain athletes were able to stand out above the competition with their explosive movements. The goal of any high school athlete trying to secure a scholarship at a college or university is to stand out and get noticed. Below are my three tips to develop power and explosiveness:
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