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Strength & Conditioning For Basketball Athletes

September 5th, 2018

As the start of a new school year approaches, we are seeing an increasing number of basketball athletes enrolling in our performance training programs to prepare for the upcoming season.  We thought it would be a good time to share how we approach training these athletes and what considerations we take when designing their programs.

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Sports Performance Training Unwrapped By Aaron Bonaccorsy, CSCS, CSPS, FRCms

July 26th, 2018

What exactly is Sports Performance Training? The easiest way to explain sports performance training is: training to increase an athletes effective range.  An athletes effective range is the amount of area around an athlete that he or she can control.  If you think about a young athlete (like a 4-7 year-old), they can barely control

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Fast Feet Friday – Speed Training Tips – Negative Foot Speed

November 24th, 2017

How fast can you get your foot back on the ground??? Today we are talking about the downward (negative) speed of your foot at the ground during your sprint stride.  Often when we think about running speed we only focus on how fast we flex our hips (pump our knees), but that neglects a huuugeee

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360 Degrees of Movement – Tips to Improve Lateral Agility

November 15th, 2017

An athlete is only as good as their “effective range” – the range in which they can get out and back from where they are currently at.  This includes 360 degrees so you have to be able to move laterally to dominate your competition in most sports! Shuffling is 1 of the 2 means of

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Fast Feet Friday – Speed Training Tips – Ground Preparation

November 3rd, 2017

Preparing our foot to strike the ground is often overlooked in speed development.  Ground contact can enhance or be detrimental to our sprinting performance! Here are some tips to consider when training: Toes up Heels stay a credit card width off the ground Foot strikes directly underneath the hips Spend as little time in contact

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