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Training the Endurance Athlete: programming for recovery

It’s time for our second installment on training the competitive endurance athlete.  Our guest author again is Tom Ranali.  Tom is a nationally ranked and sponsored tri-athlete outside Philadelphia, PA.  When he is not training himself, Tom works as a performance coach helping young athletes improve themselves physically. Swim, bike, run… injury? Unfortunately this trend […]

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Improving Your Conditioning Methods

Nothing can be more frustrating to a coach than the time spent directing team “conditioning” sessions.  Look, fitness is important.  Raising your work capacity is one of the most important qualities of a strength and conditioning program.  There is definite value is dedicating time to physical conditioning.  However, just like with your strength programming, you […]

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Supplemental Speed Exercises

Supplemental exercises to enhance speed.  If you’ve gotten really strong using a solid strength progression program, but haven’t noticed great improvements in your speed, the lesser known exercises shown in this article will transform your strong legs into springs that will propel you forward faster than you ever knew possible. Getting athletes faster has always […]

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Defensive Back Agility

Agility drills for defensive backs.  Footwork and hip-turning techniques for teaching defensive backs how to move smoothly. If you spend any time working with football players and coaches, you constantly hear them talking about the hips and footwork of their athletes, especially defensive backs.  I can’t tell you how many times I listen to coaches […]

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Vision Training is Now Practical and Meaningful

Training an athlete’s vision has come up over and over again through the years.  Books have been written about it.  Products have been created.  Programs have been proposed.  Unfortunately, there has never been a proven method that was easy to implement, practical to use and affordable. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Nike headquarters […]

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How Do I Run Faster?

Athletes and coaches often ask me questions about how to run faster.  Because I’ve written a lot about the subject, I understand why they’re asking, but the answer can get a little complicated.  Some athletes spend years working on speed development, and there are so many factors that it’s difficult to answer the question quickly.  […]

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