Tagged: athlete training

What Makes an Athlete Great?

Every young athlete has a dream of becoming the next big star in their respective sport. But how do the world’s greatest athletes reach the upper echelon? Let’s look at what determines athletic success.

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The 411 on Plyometrics

We’ve talked all month about aiming high, but how about getting physically higher off the ground? Let’s discuss plyometrics– where short bursts of jumping or climbing help you exert maximum force over brief periods of time and how they can help your overall fitness.

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"TANK" Sled Equipment Review

Meet the newest member of our training arsenal for athletes in the Elite Sports Clubs AMP program—TANK, by Torque Fitness. The Tank is a new sled to aid in the training of the athletes, not only in their strength but also speed and explosiveness. Besides having wheels, this piece is unique from other sleds in its variable resistance as […]

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What is the Real Difference Between Energy Drinks & Sports Drinks?

There has got to be a valid reason why the press has been so positive about the use of Sports Drinks and Energy Drinks, right? I mean, Sports Drinks have been around for a long time. Think about Gatorade which was first developed in 1965 at the University of Florida. Researchers there were looking for a […]

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Long-Term Consistency Trumps Short-Term Intensity

One of the most common questions we get is “can you get my son/daughter in shape for X sport in 5 or 6 weeks?” The answer is yes, we can get to see some small improvements in 5 or 6 weeks because the child has not been overly active as of recent or are coming out of a […]

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Correcting Form, Technique, & Posture to Prevent Injury

The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) found a 45% increase in exercise related injuries between 2007 and 2010. The NEISS estimated number of exercise-related injuries in the United States in 2017 was 526,350.

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