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Move Better. Do More. Be Fast. This workout e-book from Trainer Gorres is designed to help athletes reach and achieve their performance goals. He's combined his experience working with top professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, and US Soccer, to create a program that works for athletes on all levels. The 3 month plan addresses flexibility, core strength, injury prevention, functional strength, power, speed and agility, fitness, and more. But its not just pro athletes getting in on the action. This plan is easy to follow for youth athletes and everyday athletes who want to look better and feel better! Whether you are training for the next World Cup, or your local Tough Mudder, these exercise principles will help you be the best you can be!
- 3 month program broken down into 3 phases
- Over 150 moves
- Flexibility, Strength, Fitness, Speed and Agility, Power, Injury Prevention and more!
- Exercise demos for each movement
- 1300 calorie and 1700 calorie meal plan included
The 3 sport varsity athlete may soon be on the list of endangered species. More and more youth athletes are playing one sport, all-year round. Sports like soccer, tennis, and even basketball with AAU leagues have been this way for a while. But now, even football, which was once just a fall sport, is year-round with 7on7 tournaments. The type of schedule and specialization that was once reserved for college level athletes is now happening at the HS and youth levels.
On every level, youth to pro, skill development is an important part of an athlete's growth. An equally important part is strength development. Take for instance a car. You could be the best driver in the world, but if you are up against a far superior vehicle, you don't have a chance. In many cases, this is what is happening to youth athletes. Although the skill sets are very fine tuned, kids are generally less athletic, and overall more prone to injury because of overused movement patterns. So much of our program is designed to undo all of the bad movements before we can even get to developing good movements. To break this down, lets take the example of tennis. When you first learn to swing the racquet, repetitions are important in developing the skills to strike the ball. But remember, practice doesn't necessarily make "perfect", practice makes "permanent". After all of those repetitions, muscles will start to break down. Without proper recovery and strengthening, the muscles will lose their ability to perform, similar to a rubber band that has lost its tension, leading to conditions like "tennis elbow". But this isn't just a tennis problem, this is now happening in every sport. ACL injuries, concussions, shoulder impingements, back problems, etc. are happening more frequently and at a younger age. Kids are more skilled but less athletic. They're only used to moving one way.
The other part of that is developing raw power behind the swing. After a while, you can only contact the ball so well. If you want to develop more power in that swing, it has to come from developing the muscles. Speed kills, its what seperates an athlete like Serena Williams from the rest of the pack. She has the skills to be competitive but her power and speed make her special. Every year at the NFL Combine, all eyes are on the 40 yard dash and people aren't looking at running form. The only thing that matters is how fast you can run, not how well. Running form drills only go so far, if you want to run faster you have to develop that raw power. Skills have to be at the top of the pyramid when it comes to the growth of an athlete, but in a lot of ways its been reversed. Young athletes are specializing in one sport, developing the skills to compete at a high level, but still incomplete as a player. They haven't developed the overall strength and agility that comes from a wide foundation of pure athleticism.
There are many different reasons for why this has happened. Youth leagues and organizations have found a way to profit, competition is valued more than development, and parents are living thru their children. But somewhere in there, kids actually just love playing their sport. Many of the youth athletes training with us fall into this category. They love playing their sport and they can't get enough of it. Swimming, lacrosse, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, hockey, basketball, football.. you name it, we see it. We don't train athletes being forced by their parents. Its very easy to see on a kids face whether or not training was their idea and I have no problem confronting parents in this situation. Some training programs will gladly take your money and sell you on the idea of a scholarship or even pro careers. We simply don't do that. For those of you who just love the game, whatever that game may be, here are 3 of my favorite corrective moves.
Minibands are a great way to develop glute strength and proper knee positioning
Foam Roll Angels - a great way to improve posture by actively stretch the pecs and lats, also great for developing posterior shoulder strength
World's greatest stretch - great for building mobility and stability in the ankles, knees, hips, lumbar spine, thoracic spine, and much more, hence the name
Download the program that has been a game changer for athletes like Yael Averbuch. Workouts are designed to improve strength, speed, and power, while also reducing the risk of injury with flexibility and corrective exercises. This 3 month plan also includes video demonstrations of each exercise and tracking sheets, everything you need to follow along on your own. Make this your best off season ever! #TrainWithTheBest
I want to give youth athletes a way to train smarter, not harder. This book is a culmination of my experience as a coach and player. I’ve had the chance to work with some of the best athletes in the world, and I’ve also learned from other leaders in the field that share the same passion for performance training. Use this book as a resource, with helpful tips to develop strength and power for sports. It is specifically designed to help an athlete move better, do more, and be fast!!
A performance training program is designed to help your body simply move better. For most athletes, this means moving with more mobility, stability, strength, and power. By focusing on functional movements, functional strength, flexibility, and balance, you can achieve your performance goals. It sounds simple enough but traditional performance training hasn’t always been this way. In fact, performance training for athletes is still relatively new and sports science has revealed bigger and better ways to train athletes for sport.