Sports Performance and Speed Training

21
Mar

Speed, Agility, Quickness and POSTURE: What’s the difference and why does it matter to to youth athletes?

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Speed, agility and quickness (SAQ) are all words used to describe good athletes and people who are “fast”. I have fast in quotations because “fast” is a vague word describing movement. SAQ each have different meanings that are used in specific contexts to describe movement. SAQ all have their respective roles in most sports but it […]

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14
Mar

The Benefits of Movement Based Training for Kids

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Have you ever watched a high level athlete, professional dancer, martial arts champion, or person who is really good at movement? They usually you have fluid, strong, balanced, and rhythmical movement. They don’t look rigid, slow, or awkward with their movements. It is important for human health to move, that has been well documented. It […]

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29
Feb

Youth Fitness and Mobility

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This young athlete starts out his workout by demonstrating some our basic exercises for youth fitness and mobility. He then moves to a walking plank which is a dynamic core exercise that is a staple in our programs. Further challenging the core and dynamic stabilization, is the single arm kettlebell squat. This exercise is enhancing […]

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01
Dec

The worst exercise ever!

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  Every time I walk into a commercial gym, inevitably I see some poor soul squatting on the Smith machine.  Not only is this a horrible exercise, it also is dangerous and will eventually lead to injury.  Ironically, people believe the Smith machine is safe, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. So, what is […]

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22
Nov

Tampa Personal Training-chains and kettlebells

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Changed it up and tried using chains and kettlebells in my last workout.  This workout is designed to build muscle while at the same time developing the stabilizers so you can keep making progress and build a bulletproof body.  First exercise is the incline chain press.  Same motion as an incline dumbell press-benefit is the […]

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22
Oct

She’s STRONG!

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The “She is Strong workout” uses a blend of strength and conditioning to give you a killer workout.  The workout starts with some eccentric chin ups.  Most women struggle with regular chin ups but this variation allows them to focus on the most important part of the lift, which is the lowering or eccentric part, […]

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01
Oct

Athletic Power

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Train for power with this new workout in our sports performance series.  This workout blends strength with explosive power and finishes with some conditioning so you can dominate your opponents.  First is the explosive alternating med ball push up.  Be sure to keep your core strong and explosively push off the med ball trying to […]

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18
Sep

Megamad Essentials Workout Program Review

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  Being a huge fan of unconventional training, I recently decided to try Mark de Grasse’s new product, an online workout program titled Megamad Essentials.  I must say, I am thoroughly impressed!  Utilizing sandbags, kettlebells and bodyweight exercises Mark delivers a fat burning, core crushing workout that will get you in killer shape fast!  The […]

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15
Sep

Ropes and Rings Workout

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04
Sep

Kettle Bell Workout

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Fun and effective kettlebell workout

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28
Aug

Sandbag Workout

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This powerful sandbag workout is a great way to improve your strength and conditioning

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31
Jul

4 Mobility Exercises to help dominate your sport

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An often overlooked component of athletic development is mobility.  In their desire for strength most high school athletes and coaches rarely perform a proper warm up and/or cool down instead choosing to jump right in to their workout and start crushing the weights.  This is a huge mistake as the athlete will not only perform […]

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24
Jul

Invisible to do the Impossible

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24
Jul

Quick tips for a faster 40 yard dash

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What’s your 40?  this is a wildly popular question among scholastic aged athletes today.  Speed is made up of two components-stride frequency and stride length.  To run faster you must improve your stride frequency and/or your stride length.  Below I will look into the benefits of both and give you some tips to run a […]

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14
Jul

Why young athletes should participate in multiple sports

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  Why young athletes should play multiple sports   The last several years I have witnessed a disturbing trend among  local high school coaches here in Tampa.  There is a tendency to limit their athletes to one sport so as to “specialize” and maximize their potential in whatever sport they play.  This is not limited […]

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29
Jun

Strong is the new skinny: Why women should be lifting!

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      One of the most often mentioned reasons that women today give for not lifting weights is fear of bulking up. You or your friends may think to yourselves “I’ll get too muscular if I lift very often,” or “I’m afraid I’ll end up looking like a man if I lift weights regularly.” […]

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19
Jun

Why I hate Distance Running

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    Marathons are all the rage these days, and suddenly it seems like everyone and their dog is signing up to drag their limp frames across 26.2 miles of excruciating bodily unhealthiness. Whoa, whoa, what are you thinking? Aren’t you taking that a little far? Well, maybe. But seriously, only a little. It’s great […]

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05
May

4 Unconventional Exercises to Improve your Golf Swing

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        4 Unconventional Exercises to Improve Your Golf Swing   Today’s modern golfer has come to realize the benefits of fitness to their golf swing.  Tiger Woods brought fitness in golf to the forefront.  However, its roots can be traced all the way back to Gary Player, who credits his fitness regimen […]

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01
May

2 Tips to increase your Bench Press

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    The Bench Press is a wildly popular exercise among gym goers and athletes alike. Unfortunately, most perform this exercise incorrectly thus being stuck pressing the same weight year in and year out or worse putting themselves at risk for injury. During my days teaching PE at Plant High School I can’t tell you […]

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23
Apr

4 Unique Battle Rope Exercises

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Not seeing results with your current fitness routine? Stuck in a rut? Then it may be time to switch up your workout and try something that requires a higher intensity level. Specifically, giving battle ropes a try just might be the kick start your body needs to achieve your desired results. Benefits of Rope Training […]

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