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Oct 27th, 2017

Category: Performance Enhancement
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Agility Ladder for Speed- Force Plate Testing

Below is a short video describing our current stance on agility ladders for speed development. Many athletes and coaches prioritize agility ladders as a form of speed training, however, the science doesn’t really add up! A few things to keep in mind here: We LOVE agility ladder work, just not for speed development. We use […]

Jun 5th, 2016

Category: Nutrition
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The Most Important Supplement for Athletes- Vitamin D

Referred to as the “sunshine vitamin”, Vitamin D is produced by the body after the skin is exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D deficiencies are very common, especially in indoor athletes that have limited sun exposure. One study showed that 3/4 of U.S. teens and adults are deficient in Vitamin D (1). The health implications of […]

Dec 31st, 2014

Category: Basketball Drills
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Improve On-Court Explosiveness With The “Plyo Step”

The negative step, or “plyo step”, has been a misunderstood topic for a long time in sports. Essentially, a negative step is when an athlete takes a step in the opposite direction of their desired goal. So, if you’re sprinting linearly, it’s a step backwards prior to exploding forward. A negative step could also be […]

Aug 16th, 2013

Category: Coaching
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The Zone: What It Is and How To Find It

Most athletes know what it feels like to be in the zone. The zone is an amazing phenomenon that leads to extreme performance improvements. There are tons of players with NBA/WNBA level talent, however, a player who cannot get in their zone CONSISTENTLY will never play at an elite level. In this article I’d like […]

Jun 19th, 2013

Category: Performance Enhancement
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Ankle Health Circuit

The ankles are the most commonly injured joint in basketball. Coaches often make the mistake of using “quick fixes” such as bracing or taping the ankles instead of actively taking care of the issue. In today’s game, it’s not uncommon for players to wear ankle braces and high top shoes to prevent sprained ankles. But […]

Jun 12th, 2013

Category: Basketball Drills
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Stack Article

Be sure to head over to STACK to check out two of our articles: Strength Exercises that Transfer to the Basketball Court 4 Essential Components of Basketball Speed With Drills to Enhance Them

May 15th, 2013

Category: Coaching
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Takeaways From The 2013 Midwest Sports Performance Conference

Loren Landow • “My job is teaching athletes how to leverage the levers about the center of mass.” • The bottom line for every movement on the court/field is how do I get back to acceleration. • Eccentric control is extremely important. • The goal for athletes is to do all the right things from […]

Apr 27th, 2013

Category: Coaching
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Lunge to Hamstring Stretch

The Lunge to Hamstring Stretch is a great mobility drill that athletes of all sports can benefit from. The lunge portion of the exercise is primarily for mobility of the hips, particularly the hip flexors of the trailing leg and the hip extensors of the front leg. By keeping your feet planted in the lunge […]