Training Articles

Sports performance training is the physical and mental process of working toward specific athletic, performance or fitness goals through a regimented program. Research shows that to significantly improve sports performance, overall athleticism and physical ability, athletes must complete training sessions in addition to playing their sport. Training refers to the workouts, exercises and drills they perform outside of organized practices to improve their Strength, Speed, Conditioning and Flexibility, as well to rehab and prevent injury. Well-rounded programs also include Sports Psychology training. Maximize your sports performance with advice from today's top coaches and elite athletes.

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Edge Out the Competition: Agility Ladder Footwork Drills

Gain an edge on your competition in just 15 minutes. How you approach your training says a lot about who you are as an athlete. The most dedicated ...

Topical Gear Products for Volleyball Players and Female Athletes

It should come as no surprise that the Sports Injury Clinic reports a high injury rate among high school volleyball players. Volleyball is one of th...

Concussions Are an Epidemic in Women's Sports Too

"You play like a girl." That schoolyard taunt and others like it have fueled the popular perception that women's sports are not as aggressive or a...

Ultimate Buns of Steel Workout

Want a perfect derrière or buns of steel? We know every woman wants one, and most men are searching for it. If you Google "butt," you'll get over ...

Topical Gear's ACL Tube: A Game Changer for Female Athletes

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III can attest that ACL reconstructive surgery is a painful procedure. Unfortunately, it's becoming commonplace i...

Female Athlete's Guide to Building Muscle And Losing Fat

For women, strength training doesn't add bulk and weight, it builds muscle—and that's not synonymous with adding size. Strength is going to help y...

Tobin Heath's Closed-Space Dribbling Drill

On a soccer field, the soundness of your technique is measured by your ability to keep the ball as close to your feet as possible. U.S. soccer star To...

Diet Programs or Lifestyle Change?

Although diet programs are widely accepted and considered ideal for weight loss, a diet can be a lonely and dangerous place that leads to more than ...

Crash Course: Self Defense for Runners With Rebecca Pacheco

Does a busy schedule have you logging your running miles either early in the morning or late at night? Running in the dark is a great way to stay fi...

How to Lose Arm Fat Fast

Nothing screams "fit body" more than highly defined arms. Unfortunately, they don't come easily. To get definition, you have to lose arm fat muscles...

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