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Train the Hips for Better Movement

How many coaches have you heard say, “He/she really doesn’t have ‘good hips’. He/she just doesn’t move well”. If you have been around coaches, then you have probably heard this statement.

The hip joint (also called the hip girdle or pelvic girdle) is arguably one…

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Improving Speed and Explosiveness

There is old but common adage in sports – speed kills!

Every coach has said at one time or another, “He/she is just not fast enough”. Or, they may have said, “He/she is just not explosive enough”.  Either statement usually refers to acceleration or top-end…

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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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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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The Future of High School Weight Rooms

 

 

The days of small, grungy weight rooms with rusted barbells or outdated Universal machines that only the most committed athletes dared step foot into, are becoming obsolete.  The forefront of high school sports performance is breaking ground throughout the country with the help of…

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