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5 Simple Ways To Improve Acceleration

Block Starts

5 Simple Things to help Increase Acceleration Mechanical sprinting changes take a lot of work and repetition.  Here are some simple things that athletes can do to effectively gain strength and increase his or her first step quickness.  Variations of these drills along with proper coaching, resistance training, rest intervals and muscle imbalance corrections, can ultimately increase acceleration and…

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Shoulder Pain: Labral Tears

Labrum MRI

Shoulder Pain: Labral Tears What You Need to Know About The Labrum Basic Shoulder Anatomy and The Labrum: The labrum is the cup-shaped rim of cartilage that lines and reinforces a ball-and-socket joint. In the shoulder, this joint is composed of the glenoid – the shallow shoulder socket – and the head (or ball) of the upper arm bone known as the…

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Overtraining: Too Much Of A Good Thing IS Bad

Tired Athlete

Learning The Hard Way: After my senior year of high school, when I was 18 years old, I was asked to compete in NCAA track & field.  I was fast, but by far not the fastest.  My best event in high school was the 300 meter hurdles.  I went on to become a 400 meter and 400 hurdle specialist…

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The Rotator Cuff: Tear, Impingement or Imbalance?

What Makes Up A “Rotator Cuff?” The Rotator Cuff (RC) is the grouping of muscles that keep the ball of the humerus into the socket of the shoulder.  When asked to describe the RC we like to use an analogy that’s similar to a radio microphone.  The humerus is suspended similar to a microphone by an internal shock mount.  The…

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Weight Lifting & Adolescent Growth Plates

Weight bearing activities are essential for normal bone formation & growth in Adolescents. We are often asked if it’s safe to have kids and teenagers lift weights. There is always some concern about growth (Epiphyseal) plates and how it can negatively effect the growth of our youth.  Some parents are seeking ways to give their child a competitive edge in sports…

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Mastering In-Season Training

Weights

    There are 3 major take aways for training in-season: Do not stop training. Strength train at least once per week. Train heavy at times. There are more factors that go into an effective off-season training program, but these are 3 big ones. Here at Elite Speed Sports Performance we see athletes all too often stop training during…

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Creatine: What You Should Know

Supplements

Creatine is one of the most popular supplements on the market. It was discovered in 1832, but was not recognized as a sports performance aid until the early 90’s (1). Since then it has been one of the most studied supplements in the world. Why use it? Increased lean body mass (1,3) Increased muscle fiber cross-sectional area (muscle density)…

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