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Skipping the Gym is NOT the Answer!

`           As a young athlete, you always want to perform your best and give your best effort. You listen to your coaches, study game film, work hard in practice, go to the gym, and show up come game time on the weekend. As you go through your weekly routine, you start to realize that school is getting busy, practices are getting harder, and your girlfriend/boyfriend is demanding more time from you. Soon you have less time than you need (welcome to real-life) and you need to start cutting certain things out of your weekly routine. School is mandatory, so you cant skip that. Your girlfriend/boyfriend is the love of your life and spending any less time with them will cause them to question your commitment levels, so that has to stay. Youre not going to skip practice of course or you wont play, and playing games is the whole reason for your existence. So… skipping the gym it is!

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"Bro, How much do you Row?": Adding Some Rowing and Pulling in the Gym to Improve Athletic Performance

“Yo, how much do you bench?”

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To Sprint or Not to Sprint?

Over the years, sprinting has become what appears to be a forgotten exercise. Whenever it appears in a program, many athletes respond by asking, “You mean like running?” and “How fast should I go?” In short, my answers to those questions in order are “No”, and “as fast as you can!” Now, you may realize I said no to “running”. Why? Because sprinting is not running. Sprinting is defined as “running at full speed over short distances”, while running is defined as “moving at a speed faster than a walk, never having both or all the feet on the ground at the same time“. So, when I want my athletes to sprint, they should be going as hard as they can, trying to get faster each and every time. In this blog post, I am going to take a look at the wonderful world of sprinting and how it relates to the sporting realm and increasing performance. I am under the impression that every athlete should sprint. I don’t just mean in their sport, but in training. Throughout this post I will explain further, but it basically comes down to the fact that all athletes do sprints in their sport (or skate at max speeds). All sports, be it basketball, tennis, hockey, badminton, bobsled, or soccer, are made up of short intense bursts of all-out speed. So, if sprints make up such a large portion of the sport, why wouldn’t we train athletes to be better and faster at them?

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Supplements Part 3: Top 5 Best and Worst Supplements

Okay folks, here it is, the best and worst supplements to take. Now, please be advised that while this is in my own opinion, it is also backed by research and agreed upon by many nutritional organizations and certification bodies. Yet, I still take 100% responsibility for creating this list, so don’t blame anyone else if your favourite pill or powder is on here (if in the worst 5). Anyway, before I waste anymore time, lets get right into it:

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When it comes to winning at your chosen sport, proper performance training can also give you a

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