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February 27, 2020

Harry Weatherstone

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The sled push is a lower body exercise that develops the posterior chain [glutes, hamstrings, calves], and acceleration technique. The sled is a versatile piece of equipment that can be used to improve athleticism in a number of ways. In this post, we'll stick to discussing the sled push in specific, which in and of [...]
It's that time of year again. The new year is a great time to reflect on the year that has just gone, while looking forward to making the year ahead bigger, better and even more successful than ever. In theory, this sounds great, but how many times have you set goals this time of year, [...]

December 14, 2019

Harry Weatherstone

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Typically, when I ask a youth athlete about their previous gym training, I get one of the following responses: • I do HIIT (high intensity interval training) a couple of times per week, or • Monday is chest and arms, Wednesday is abs and cardio, etc Now, I am not here to bash either of [...]

December 14, 2019

Harry Weatherstone

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Speed is such a crucial component to your athletic development. Aside from the skill of your sport, it is probably the biggest indicator of your performance and success for 90% of sports, especially those that are field and court based. Alongside from the obvious benefits that come along with being faster than your opponents, speed is [...]

November 15, 2019

Harry Weatherstone

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"Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling." — Bill Belichick. This quote refers to the fact that your talent is fixed and it will only take you so far. Your character will turbocharge your skills, helping you to reach your full potential.   Three characteristics that I look for in our #yadathletes to help them [...]

November 15, 2019

Harry Weatherstone

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Performance testing involves running athletes through a series of movements and assessing their performance. Periodical performance testing plays an important role in the development of any athlete. The tests that are undertaken as part of a performance testing session are designed to measure and assess specific physical qualities underpinning an athletes development and their sporting [...]
Jump performance is a great indicator of lower body power. It is a valuable physical quality to have for a wide variety of sports and general athleticism. Incorporate the below strategies into your training and warm up program to have you jumping higher: 1. Lengthen your hip flexors. This will have your hips extending through [...]
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