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How to Develop Explosive Speed

02/18/2016 07:38:52 AM

by Pat BeithCreating a football speed program is one of the most important things a coach can do for his team.

Top 10 Nutrition Principles for Football Players

09/18/2015 12:54:56 PM

Top 10 ‘Keep it Simple’ Nutrition Strategies Infographic Made for Your Football PlayersSometimes, in order to have our athletes get results, we must make our instructions easy to understand and apply. Simple habits broken down, that can ...

Top 3 Exercises For 6-Pack Abs and Strong Core

03/27/2015 04:34:12 AM

by Kevin DiDonato, MS, CSCS, CESHave you struggled for YEARS trying to get a flat, chiseled stomach?Have you done every imaginable crunch without even a small dent in your midsection?Does your lower back HURT all the time?If you answered yes ...

Top 3 Whey Protein Quality Tests

03/13/2015 04:45:27 AM

by Athletic GreensI get a lot of questions from you, and I try to do my best to answer them. However, there have been a few questions that keep popping up about Protein Powders.Many of you have asked questions like:“Is protein powder a good ...

How Omega 3 Fatty Acids Help Fat Loss and Strength

03/02/2015 05:09:49 AM

By Kevin DiDonato MS, CSCS, CESYou are

Top Protein-Packed Fruits and Vegetables

02/12/2015 06:16:11 AM

by Kevin DiDonato, MS, CSCS, CESProtein, which is the basic building block of tissue, cells, and muscle in your body, are vital nutrients that you need in order to protect your health and the health of your cells.Most people know that great ...

7 Secrets to Boost Testosterone Naturally

02/01/2015 03:41:40 AM

Testosterone is a man’s best friend.

Top 5 Sports Injuries [Infographic]

01/27/2015 05:52:38 AM

You can't play if you're injured.

12 Signs You Need to Eat More Protein

01/13/2015 05:42:54 AM

by Mark's Daily AppleProtein is an essential macronutrient. We can’t make it. We can pull it from our structural tissues – our muscles, our tendons, our organs – if we’re in dire need of amino acids, but that’s not a healthy long term ...

How to Improve Vertical Jump, Speed and Explosive Power

01/05/2015 03:58:45 AM

Train to improve your

10 Ways Psychology Affects Athletic Performance [Infographic]

12/07/2014 04:59:51 AM

Many times, games are won or lost by players' mental outlooks or mistakes. Check out this great infographic:Ohio University OnlineMark Dilworth, BA, PESSports Fitness Hut

4 Fat Burning Tricks Using Protein

12/04/2014 04:16:13 AM

by Kevin DiDonato, MS, CSCS, CESIf you’re looking to

Bodyweight Speed Drills vs. Resisted Speed Drills

11/16/2014 05:03:18 AM

Bodyweight speed drills should come before resisted speed drills.

2 Top Kettlebell Fat Burning Strength Workouts

10/25/2014 21:44:59 PM

by Mike Mahler,

How to Eat Protein Pre- and Post-Workout for Muscle Growth

10/13/2014 12:51:04 PM

By: Brian St. Pierre, CSCS, CISSNIf there is one nutrient that you need to support your training and recovery, protein would be it!

Top 10 Athlete's Strength and Power Training Techniques

09/24/2014 16:55:52 PM

As an athlete, you need certain strength and power training techniques to help you succeed in your sport. It is not enough to train hard. You must train smart also.One important thing to remember about sports fitness training is that it is not ...

10 Ways Testosterone Affects Your Body

09/08/2014 22:23:59 PM

Testosterone is an important male hormone. A male begins to produce testosterone as

Iron Cross Stretch Lowers Hip and Low Back Injury Risks

09/01/2014 21:11:46 PM

Use the "iron cross" stretch to improve your hip and low back flexiblity and reduce injury risks.With flexible hips and low back, you will be able to move more fluidly as an athlete and your speed will improve.How to Do the Iron Cross Stretch1. ...

10 Exercises to Improve Running Speed

08/04/2014 17:00:01 PM

If you want to improve your speed and power, you need to work at getting faster. It doesn't just happen. It doesn't have to be complicated workouts, just simple things like these tips and 10 exercises:1.

How to Eat Carbs for Workouts and Recovery

07/28/2014 15:24:02 PM

Carbohydrates seem to be a very misunderstood macronutrient these days. There are some who believe consuming any carbohydrates will make you fat and unhealthy, while there are others who consume absolutely enormous amounts of carbohydrates, ...

Gluteus Medius Training Avoids Injuries

07/20/2014 23:52:05 PM

Don't neglect to train the

Standing Hip Abductor Exercise Improves Lateral Speed and Power

07/20/2014 23:50:32 PM

The Standing Hip Abductor Exercise will improve your

Achilles Tendinitis Prevention For Marathoners and Triathletes

07/12/2014 05:46:02 AM

Achilles tendinitis can be a problem for runners of 5Ks, 10Ks, marathons and triathlons. Actually, regular joggers have to be concerned about getting Achilles tendinitis. Here is the anatomy of the heel area:Achilles tendinitis is an inflammation ...

How Athlete's Bodyweight Strength Training Powers Explosion

07/05/2014 05:46:59 AM

Build your athletic body with strength and

Weak Core Strength Hinders Speed, Power and Performance

06/18/2014 02:47:23 AM

Powerful athletic movements initiate with or transfer through your

Do Walking Lunges for Strength, Power and Speed

06/07/2014 06:02:12 AM

Use walking lunges as part of your

How to Improve Muscle Activation and Sports Power

05/24/2014 05:25:47 AM

Sports power training teaches you how to activate the right muscles (prime movers and synergists) at the right time. Sports power training also provides you with optimal neuromuscular efficiency.There are five purposes for sports power training:1. ...

Top Explosive Athlete's Training Technique

05/15/2014 05:31:12 AM

Become a more explosive athlete with eccentric contraction strength training. This type of training will improve your strength in a way that will maximize your

Stretch Tight Hip Flexors with External and Internal Hip Rotations

05/13/2014 05:49:45 AM

If you have tight hip flexors, a good dynamic flexibility exercise for you would be hip rotations.See Flexibility and Stretching 101Do external and internal hip rotations every day to improve your speed and athleticism.If your hip flexor muscles ...

How Change-of-Direction Speed Improves with Core Strength

05/09/2014 05:27:47 AM

You have to train purposely to improve your change-of-direction speed (quickness and agility).In many instances, quickness is more important than straight ahead speed.

How to Burn Off Fat Cells

05/01/2014 01:50:00 AM

By Kevin DiDonato MS, CSCS, CESSo here’s the story.The other day we explained

How to Eat Protein for Muscle Building

04/18/2014 17:30:30 PM

By: Brian St. Pierre, CSCS, CISSNIf there is one nutrient that you need to support your training and recovery, protein would be it! All the exercise in the world won’t help you build muscle or get lean if it is not supported with proper nutrition, ...

Calf Muscles Improve Power and Explosive Speed

03/29/2014 02:49:17 AM

Everybody's looking for NEW ways to improve running speed....sometimes, the simple answer is right there in front of more attention to training your lower legs for strength and power....The lower legs can provide 20% to 25% of the ...

8 Tips for Athletes to Improve Dynamic Balance

03/15/2014 05:14:25 AM

If you want to be an elite athlete, improve your

Protein Banana Walnut Brownies

02/27/2014 05:32:17 AM

Protein is important to eat with every meal and post-workout to spare muscle mass loss.

Reduce Hip and Low Back Injury Risk with Iron Cross Stretch

02/13/2014 01:24:25 AM

Use the "iron cross" stretch to improve your hip and low back flexiblity and reduce injury risks.With flexible hips and low back, you will be able to move more fluidly as an athlete and your speed will improve.How to Do the Iron Cross Stretch1. ...

How to Build Speed Strength and Power Explosion

02/05/2014 02:57:09 AM

Speed strength is a combination of

Top 10 Super Bowl Team Nicknames

02/02/2014 15:36:43 PM

Just having a little fun.....These are my Top 10 Super Bowl Team Nicknames for all-time.....Check it out (in case you want to workout, download this FREE 10-Minute STRENGTH AND POWER WORKOUT):10.

Improve Baseball Power, Playing Speed, Bat Speed and Arm Speed

01/16/2014 00:48:37 AM

If you want to be a great baseball player, power and speed training is crucial in the offseason.Full Body Power TrainingEvery baseball player wants more power, speed and strength. Not every baseball player is training right for explosive po ...

Train Fast-Twitch Muscle Fibers for Speed and Explosion

01/04/2014 03:16:26 AM

To improve your speed and explosiveness, train and activate the bulkier fast-twitch muscle fibers often.

How Athletes Can Burn More Body Fat

12/21/2013 05:28:07 AM

As an athlete, you need to burn body fat to improve your performance on the field or court.....Many people are confused about what body mass index (BMI) means as it relates to body fat. Keep in mind that it is just one tool to use when you are ...

2 Top Kettlebell 5x5 Size and Strength Workouts

12/21/2013 04:38:17 AM

by Mike Mahler, Mahler's Aggressive Strength5x5 training is a standard protocol that has been around for many years. It is also an extremely effective way to pack on size and strength. It was a favorite of legendary bodybuilder Reg Park who ...

Top Power Running Technique Improves Speed

12/12/2013 04:49:21 AM

Run faster by applying more force to the ground when you run.

Barefoot Style Running Shoes vs. Traditional Trainers

11/29/2013 19:22:55 PM

Ever since the idea of running and training barefoot burst into the running community with the release of Chris McDougall’s best-selling book, Born to Run - which advocated running barefoot after a study of the amazing Tarahumara tribe, a ...

5 Tips to Improve Speed with Lower Body Strength and Power

11/28/2013 03:11:39 AM

Lower body strength and power will improve your running speed.

Rate-of-Force Production Powers Athletic Moves

11/23/2013 01:38:13 AM

Rate-of-force production or speed strength is one of the best indicators of whether you will succeed in your sport.

3 Tips to Rehab a Sports Injury

11/14/2013 06:24:06 AM

When you rehabilitate (rehab) a sports injury, you need to be patient. If you take shortcuts or try to speed up the healing process, you will probably end up re-injuring the old injury.I have a client who has struggled with a nagging hip muscle ...

7 Tips for Offseason Speed Training

11/02/2013 02:09:58 AM

Consistent speed training will help you get faster in the offseason. Playing speed is much more than straight-ahead running speed.Rest, active rest and recovery is paramount in the offseason. Recover from or rehabilitate injuries during this ...

Baseball Offseason Strength, Power and Speed Training

11/02/2013 02:01:05 AM

The offseason is the time to make big improvements in baseball strength, power and speed. Hopefully, you are going strong with your offseason baseball training. If you wait until 2-3 weeks before the season starts, it is too late. Many young ...