Training

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.

Latest in Training

Use Heavy Sled Pushes to Improve Acceleration

In team sport settings' acceleration is king for high level sports performance. It's typical in field based sports for athletes to intersperse repeat...

By: Erick Avila

James Harrison's Behind-the-Back Clapping Push-Ups Are His Most Insane Fitness Feat Yet

James Harrison is stupid strong. The 39-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker essentially lives inside the weight room and he's made a habit of s...

By: Brandon Hall

Basketball Inbound Plays for Beginners

A basketball inbound play occurs at the beginning of every period, except for the first, after all made baskets and following any stoppages in play s...

By: Kyle Scadlock

How to Add Leg Strength Without Squats

Squats are great, let's just get that out of the way. The squat pattern is a wonderful way to build lower body strength and is often viewed as the...

By: John Papp

Watch Odell Beckham Jr. Show Off Crazy Quickness and Reflexes With His Tennis Ball Reaction Drill

Odell Beckham Jr. makes the impossible look pedestrian. The 5-foot-11, 198-pound New York Giants receiver has unbelievable reactions, hand-eye coordin...

By: Brandon Hall

Latest Videos in Training

STACK Sports Health: The Best Stretches to Fix Sciatic Nerve Pain

Dr. Matt Stevens provides a simple solution to alleviate sciatic nerve pain.

STACK Sports Health: The Best Stretches for Baseball Players and Other Overhead Sport Athletes

Learn how to improve shoulder mobility to fend off common injuries that affect pitchers, tennis players, volleyball players and other overhead sports athletes.

2017 NBA Path to the Pros: Frank Jackson, Duke PG

Find out why many consider Duke's Frank Jackson to be one of the top point guards and perhaps the best overall athlete in the 2017 NBA Draft class.

2017 NBA Path to the Pros: Luke Kennard, Duke SG

After averaging 19.5 points per game en route to first-team All-ACC honors last season, Luke Kennard is ready to become a franchise player in the NBA.

STACK Sports Health: Why You Shouldn’t Foam Roll Your IT Band

Learn why foam rolling your IT Band may cause pain, and what you should do instead.