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Basketball Conditioning: Linear Training Applications

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS

The ability to run fast up and down the basketball court is a game changer when it comes to the offensive transition game, and adequately defending an ‘up-tempo’, transition style team.  Linear speed on the basketball court, especially with…

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3 Optimal Devices for Running Speed Improvement

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS

 

There will most likely never be a magic pill or potion that miraculously makes humans rich, good-looking, athletic, thin, or famous.  But, can there be a magic ‘tool’ to make humans run faster?  Most likely NOT, but the question…

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Deceleration Training with Variable Resistance: Importance for Sports Performance & Injury Reduction

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS

 

An automobile with no brakes is literally an accident waiting to happen.

This holds true for athletes and athletic performance involving any sport or activity that involves sprinting, agility, and change-of-direction (COD) movements.  All athletic movement depends on two fundamental…

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Lateral Training for Improving Forward Sprinting Velocity

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS

The running motion predominantly occurs in the sagittal plane, which is the plane in which forward and backward movements of the body and body segments occur.  So why should we talk about ‘lateral training’ with forward sprinting velocity?  Many…

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Speed Development Using Resistance Cords

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS

The training applications for running speed development have taken on a number of different concepts for optimal enhancement.  Some concepts have shown to be highly effective but coach dependent, others just as effective but equipment dependent.  Another words, there…

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The Importance of Sprint Mechanics for Reducing Injury

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS

 

Establishing proper technique with all human movement allows us the freedom to perform various complex tasks with minimal opportunity for injury.  The expression, “Practice makes Perfect”, was later changed to “Perfect practice makes perfect performance”, which fully emphasized the…

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