Charge Your Way to Improved Performance and Recovery

Charge Your Way to Improved Performance and Recovery

Neural Charge is a simple way to train to stimulate and excite your central nervous system. It helps enhance your performance, promote recovery and ultimately prepare you for your next workout at hand. Here is an example of a Neural Charge session.

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Medicine Ball Training

Medicine Ball Training

There are multiple ways to develop power but one of the simplest and most effective ways that also happens to be one of Lori Lindsey's favorites is: medicine ball training. There are a variety of ways to chuck a medicine ball around – here are three of Lori's favorite.

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The Why and How of a Proper Warm-up

The Why and How of a Proper Warm-up

Want to be a better athlete – a better soccer player, perhaps? Want to stay healthy, injury-free for the long haul? Perform better on and off the field?

If you answered yes to one of those questions – then a proper warm-up is vital.

The primary goal for training is not only to improve performance, but to stay healthy while you’re doing it.

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Use Strength Training As Your Second Sport

Use Strength Training As Your Second Sport

At the youth level, there isn’t enough emphasis on developing strength and movement efficiency; it’s all go-go-go, speed, agility, speed, agility, ball skills, ball skills, go. Strength is a crucial overlooked element yet is widely known to be the foundation for athletic development and improving overall athleticism.

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Four Step Plan To Actually Getting Results

Four Step Plan To Actually Getting Results

Whether you’re a current active athlete, a retired wash-upped athlete like myself, returning from injury, or haven’t seen a pair of weights since 2010 it can and will be challenging to maintain consistency in your training.  To help my friend and to share some tips that have worked for me, here are four ways you can create the support and foundation you will need to stay consistent, focused and have fun.

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Drills of the Week Featuring 10 Basic Soccer Juggling Lifts

Drills of the Week Featuring 10 Basic Soccer Juggling Lifts

Here are your weekly top soccer training drills from social media from the past week. This week's drills feature 10 Basic Soccer Juggling Lifts from YFutbol, a Front Squat Demo from Trainer Gorres, a Technical & Speed Drill from Cruz Coaching, a 6 Cone Lateral Burst Footwork Drill from AthleteFIT, a 3 Cone Drill from Beast Mode Soccer, a Gated Passing Drill from Become Elite and Goblet Step-ups from Lori Lindsey. 

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Single Leg Training

Single Leg Training

If I had to choose one area in my training that made the biggest difference in enhancing my performance and keeping me injury free during my playing career it would be: single leg training.

Of course I think bilateral (performed on two legs) exercises like squatting and deadlifting are vital, I mean I didn’t get the nickname “Quadzilla” from watching the weights pick up themselves, but it was the single leg work that was the game changer.

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Is Your Bucket Full? 3 Tips for Better Recovery

Is Your Bucket Full? 3 Tips for Better Recovery

Recovery is arguably the most important piece of the puzzle when it comes to performance. Yet, it is often the most overlooked component of training. Recovery isn’t just going to happen – just like your training you need to put thought and effort into it.

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Exercises I Used During My Playing Days, Wished I Had Incorporated While Playing, & Will Continue to Use….4 Eva

Exercises I Used During My Playing Days, Wished I Had Incorporated While Playing, & Will Continue to Use….4 Eva

I’ve had the fortune of being exposed to some top-notch strength and conditioning coaches throughout my career. In turn, this has exposed me to some great programming and exercises that improved my athleticism and kept me injury free.

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Two Front Squat Variations to Improve Your Athleticalism

Two Front Squat Variations to Improve Your Athleticalism

There are many different variations of squats, but today I’m focusing on the barbell front squat. It is my all time favorite exercise and one that I instantly saw a correlation between the weight room and the soccer field.

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Lessons Learned

Now after a year under my belt as a full time coach I thought there was no better time to reflect on some of the lessons I’ve come to understand. I realized that many of the life lessons I learned from soccer are the same lessons that I’ve applied in my first year as a coach.

I wanted to share them with you because it’s easy to see that life lessons learned in one place can directly translate to another. Here are 4 of the hundred life lessons that I learned from soccer and am still applying today.

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