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It’s All about Glute Strength

It’s All about Glute Strength

There are many ways to develop strong gluteal muscles, but working with a skilled and knowledgeable trainer is the best way to ensure that your technique and exercise approach will produce the desired results. Weak gluteal muscles create inefficient and ineffective athletes. 
Four Mistakes that Hurt Recovery

Four Mistakes that Hurt Recovery

There are a couple of signs that demonstrate you aren't recovering efficiently after workouts. One sign is excessive soreness. It’s normal to be sore after a new leg routine or a high volume of interval exercise.
Optimal Training Load

Optimal Training Load

Many athletes, fitness enthusiasts, recreational weight lifters, and unfortunately some trainers believe that the training load necessary for people to reach their goals is similar despite training age, ability, or desires.

The 5 Best Single-Leg Exercises for Softball and Baseball Pitchers

The 5 Best Single-Leg Exercises for Softball and Baseball Pitchers

Loading, pushing, extending, landing, and bracing all take place on a single leg.  This requires balance, strength and the ability to absorb force on one leg.  It is clear that from an injury reduction and performance enhancement standpoint, softball and baseball players need single-leg training.

The Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale

The Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale

When it comes to developing strength training programs for athletes, I’ve found that the RPE scale is one of the best.  It allows an athlete to regulate themselves while still being able to see improvements in strength and power compared to the traditional percentage-based program.
Does Height Really Matter?

Does Height Really Matter?

Make sure your box jumps are beneficial and not just an ego boost.
What is Triple Extension? (and how does it relate to my sport)

What is Triple Extension? (and how does it relate to my sport)

Triple extension is the most universal movement pattern in sports.  Learning how to train it properly will allow an athlete to reach the next level.
The 3 Best Explosive Exercises to Increase Your Vertical Jump

The 3 Best Explosive Exercises to Increase Your Vertical Jump

Follow these three plyometric exercises to increase your vertical jump!