Strength and Conditioning Training

How To Improve An Athlete's Speed And Agility

To improve an athlete's speed (the ability to run from point A to point B), strength and conditioning trainer Mike Boyle says the simple answer is to run fast (wind sprints); to improve agility (the ability to run quickly from point A to point B and back to point A), Boyle says athletes need to build leg muscle strength (bigger "brakes").

Weight Training For Youth Athletes: More to Getting Stronger Than Pumping Iron

In today's hyper-competitive youth sports environment, young athletes are constantly seeking ways to gain an advantage; so much so, in fact, that kids have begun rushing into the weight room in record numbers.  But doing so before laying a sound physical foundation first is a mistake, and one that can often lead to serious long term consequences.

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