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My Favorite Exercise Combinations: Installment 14 – Improve Your Speed Today

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There are tons of ways to improve explosiveness and athleticism. One of the coveted ideas for achieving athleticism involves “triple extension” – extension of the hips, knees, and ankles in a very rapid manner. Since there are a plethora of exercises can help develop the quality of explosiveness and power, many may throw the baby out with the bath water, instead […]

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One Weird Trick: Installment 6 – They Say Jump, You Say, “How High?”

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Whenever I am working with athletes on a new drill, there are two interesting things that can occur on the gym floor: Lack of motoric control (inability to control range of motion, so movement is clunky/awkward) Lack of specific mobility (lack of authentic movement pattern from appropriate musculature due to a bony, hard structure or a soft tissue problem, effectively […]

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My Favorite Exercise Combinations: Installment 13 – Just a Hop, Skip, and Jump Away

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Throughout the years of working with youth athletes, I’ve begun to notice a trend – many don’t have the ability to perform coordinated movements that are outside of their specific sports! General biases aside, many athletes do not have the ability to coordinate and move well! With this in mind, check out this combination of exercises in order to re-educate your […]

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4 Common Errors Youth Athletes Make

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At Cressey Sports Performance, speed and agility are all the buzz now. In fact, we are so focused on improving movement quality, that we often prescribe for our professional athletes two days quite literally focused on the movements outside of just lifting heavy weights. It is one thing to create the environment for lifting weights, and another to take that […]

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One Weird Trick: Installment 5 – Fix Your Overhead Squat

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Introducing the Tall Kneeling Position, and How It Can Fix Your Overhead Squat Watch this video to make sure you do the tall kneeling position correctly, and read below to learn how this drill can fix your overhead squat movement! — I’ve been blessed to have shared the company of several really smart physical therapists, personal trainers, and strength coaches of all […]

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My Favorite Exercise Combinations: Installment 12 – The Hip Bone is Connected to The Knee Bone

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Before I begin, I just want to comment and mention that many individuals want to begin talking about pathoanatomy and all of the complex items that happen in the body, but not many even master the basics and fundamentals before moving onto said items! In fact, Tony Gentilcore had a funny quip to a tweet I had ranting about this […]

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Top 4 Things I Learned in 2015

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It’s roughly 21 days into 2016. Three weeks is enough time to sit, reflect on what occurred the previous year, and to see what needs to be adjusted. If I can sum up what I’ve learned in 2015, it is to prioritizing and respecting time, think critically about what I have control over (and what I don’t have control over), […]

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4 Methods to Improving Speed Qualities

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First of all, yes – that’s me in the videos and pictures. And yes, the information that Lee Taft went over was great and informative, and I highly recommend it. Second of all, I’m already biased towards you starting this certification, because I have already been exposed to this information, and I am also an affiliate for this product – […]

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One Weird Trick: Installment 4 – Hacking the Lunge

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Performing single leg or unilateral movements has a host of benefits. However, many may not realize or perform these movements properly because of dysfunction, uncomfortable sensations when going onto one leg, or even pain. Some benefits for single leg training range from improving sport specific qualities, improving gait patterns for activities of daily living, along with training “imbalances” that may […]

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My Favorite Exercise Combinations: Installment 11 – Teaching the Weight Shift in Med Ball Drills

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I love throwing medicine balls around in the gym. It’s loud and it makes my soul feel good. However, when I give this task to a youth athlete or use it for fat loss purposes, sometimes these medicine ball exercises go right over the person’s head (pun intended). So with that in mind, I have an awesome combination for y’all […]

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