6 Amazing Exercises that Improve Athletic Speed

Exercise #1 Medicine Ball Side Throw Progression One of the exercises that I use with my athletes to improve athletic speed is the medicine ball side throw. Medicine ball side throws can be performed using the following progression: Standing Side Throw The athlete will face sideways to the wall in an athletic stance with the …

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The Buzz of Variability Training

If you have been in the strength and conditioning field for any length of time, you quickly realize there is an influx of new information always coming in. Some of this information causes a quick and immediate call to action. Then all of a sudden, the pendulum of coaching and training drastically swings. Variability training …

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Three Simple Speed Cutting Techniques

Below I have listed three of several speed cutting techniques athletes must become proficient at in order to improve performance and reduce injury potential. Let’s Take A Closer Look Cutting is an example of a natural repositioning movement which allows the athletes to quickly use an appropriate angle to change the path of the body. …

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4 Tips For Greater Backwards Acceleration

Simply Google ‘Acceleration’ and you will find hundreds, if not thousands of articles. Type Google  Backwards Acceleration and you will find a completely different response. If we look at athletes that play sports, like basketball, tennis, baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer, etc., you will notice that players often become disorganized when traveling backwards. Moving backwards isn’t …

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