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When an athlete comes face to face with an opponent, you can go through them or around them. However awe inspiring it may be to go through them, few sports allow you to do this. Even when they do, success is never guaranteed. The other option is to go around them on either side, this is allowed, encouraged, and...
When it comes to measuring athleticism, an athlete’s vertical jump is always a staple in the assessment. In the sport of football alone it has been more indicative of a player’s success than any other test, including the 40 yard dash. The athlete’s ability to produce enough power to propel their entire mass upward is a trainable, indispensable skill....

Strength to Power

Getting Stronger When it comes to increasing your vertical jump, adding strength is the first step to step it up. The exercises below aren’t there to make friends and play nice, they’re there to build you up the only way it can really be done. I’m not talking about toning and firming up, I’m saying get strong and build muscle....
Weight Training & Injury Prevention One fact as sure as the swish after a perfect shot is that accompanying every great basketball season, will inevitably come a few injuries along the way. Most every athlete has felt it, you make a hard lateral cut, or any number of different moves, and there it is. Sometimes accompanied with a “pop”, the...
Every sport has an off-season, but not every athlete has a season off. That’s because we come hard wired to strive for our very best, to never be content with where we are, and to sacrifice a little rest and relaxation for the rush of endorphins that come after a grueling workout. Not to downplay the importance of recovering...
If you haven’t started specifically strengthening the rotator cuff and your sport involves throwing something covered in leather or some artificial variation of it, make it a point to do so this off-season. Ask any athlete who’s ever been injured, an ounce of prevention is worth 100 pounds of cure. Here are a few strengthening exercises to not only...
The Three Best Ways to Avoid Sports Injuries Every year, millions of teenagers across the country participate in high school sports.  Injuries can be a major disappointment for the teen, the family, and the coaches.  Pressure to play can lead to erroneous decisions that may lead to additional injury with long-term effects.  High school sports injuries can lead to problems...

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