Top 20 Performance Training Tips For Athletes:

  1. Sport Specific and Position Specific, focusing on the adaptations of that sport and demands on the body
  2. Perform a Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
  3. Focus on dynamic movements and stretching (holds)
  4. Your power base is your Core
  5. Endurance Training for your specific sport and position
  6. Movement Prep / Movement Efficiency
  7. Improve Fitness – explosive movements – power / strength / agility
  8. Focus on maximizing the specific movement  of your particular sport
  9. Incorporate balance training / plyometrics
  10. Understanding and learning the specific movement patterns of your particular sport
  11. Following progressions and steps
  12. Duration / timing, in-season and off-season
  13. Functional strength training per sport
  14. Power and speed training
  15. Gradual loading of the body
  16. Putting emphasis on different planes of movement / motion
  17. Optimize repetitive movements of your specific sport
  18. Practice and train – injury prevention tools and techniques
  19. Train your reaction time
  20. Peaking at the right time to reach your full / maximum potential

 

 

1 Yoga Poses to help Reduce Injuries:

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Frog is a great pose for an athlete to open the hips and at the same time stretch the inner thighs which is a point of injury for a lot of baseball players. You can hold this pose for 1-3 minutes or more. Basketball is an elusive sport that demands movement on the stop and go of a dime. Keeping the groin open allows for more efficient movement and maintains safety (reduces injury) of the often put at risk knee joint for basketball athletes. If the groin can give a little, the knees can potentially stay safer.