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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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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Kettlebell Exercises

Kettlebell Exercises

There are thousands of exercise variations that can be done with the kettlebell.  It is a tool that is used by almost everyone in the industry and for good reason.  The displacement of the weight from the handle adds an extra challenge especially when performing exercises like farmers walks and swings. It's the perfect modality for training at home because there are so many variations and it takes up almost zero space!  With all of the different exercise variations, it's like having a full size gym that takes up less space than a pair of shoes!

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Drills of the Week featuring 1 Touch Laces Wall Work

Drills of the Week featuring 1 Touch Laces Wall Work

Here are your weekly top soccer training drills from social media from the past week. This week's drills feature Figure 8 with a Scoop Stop from Beast Mode Soccer, 1 Touch Laces Wall Work ft. @amatt57 from Technē Futbol, Chievo Verona Warm-Up from 1v1 Soccer, Soccer Shooting Challenge featuring Nisola Futbol Academy from YFutbol, a T-Drill Goalkeeper Warm Up from Amplified Soccer and Using Cables to Strengthen Agility from AthleteFIT.

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Drills of the Week featuring 2 Cone Footwork and Shooting Drill

Drills of the Week featuring 2 Cone Footwork and Shooting Drill

Here are your weekly top soccer training drills from social media from the past week. This week's drills feature Reactive 5 Player Diamond Passing from AthleteFit, 2 Cone Footwork and Shooting Drill from Cruz Coaching, 10 Soccer Footwork Patterns To Master from YFutbol, Lateral Hurdles with Trainer Gorres, Messi Dribbling with Beast Mode Soccer, Scissors Tap Tap with Technē Futbol and a Full Become Elite Training Session.

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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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Out With The New, In With The Old – Some Things Never Change

This list is a great template for any young athlete that wants to succeed in their sport. There are a ton of other factors that come into play when excelling at your sport ie. luck, timing and genetics to name a few. Even so there are a lot of factors in an athletes control as well. In 2016 there are so many opportunities and a wealth of information out there. I hope this list helps highlight key areas that I value as most important to my success. Whether your dream is to be the next USWNT player or healthy high school athlete, remember that each individual has his or her own path, and success is determined by you showing up and consistently doing your part.

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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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