Linear Acceleration Progression

Here is an example of how to segment and progress an acceleration program. Acceleration Program Outline The chart below outlines the different linear acceleration phases and gives some examples of exercises in that phase. As you can see, I always start by teaching and developing the pattern. Next, I increase force production of that pattern …

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Speed and Quickness in the Real World

Being a sports performance mentor, I receive many questions and I absolutely love answering them. One particular question was regarding landing technique and how it should be performed. The question related to how hard or soft the landing should be in terms of foot contact with the ground surface. There are a couple ways to …

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How to Use Jump Training in Your Program

Jump training or plyometric training is always a hot topic. It certainly deserve discussion whenever it is brought up. In my opinion, it is not being used properly and my opinion is based on many years of training athletes and seeing the results. Let me explain… Jumping is a Skill The issue that concerns me …

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Teaching Olympic Lifting to Young Athletes

Why I like teaching Olympic Lifting to Youngsters? The reason I love teaching Olympic lifting to young athletes, keep in mind this is taught with sticks/pvc pipe/training bars…. 1. Olympic lifting is a movement skill that helps to stack their foundation of movement patterns even higher. 2. Olympic lifting allows for full range of motion. …

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