injuries

Sports Performance Training Secrets Revealed

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I was honored to be interviewed by Mark Watts of EliteFTS.com regarding my approach in working with my sports performance athletes and personal training clients here in Pittsburgh.  Here’s the interview in it’s entirety.  You can go here to view it on their site. Here are some quick thoughts in this revealing “cats out of the bag” […]

injuries

Too Many Games Not Enough Sports Performance Training to Combat Injuries in Youth Athletes

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Too many games not enough sports performance training/cross training Here’s another case for offseason sports performance training to serve as “cross training” for all athletes.  The key word is athlete.  What kind of athletes are we developing?  One that is adaptable to various collegiate and professional tactical schemes/systems or a specialist at 16 that can only fit […]

motivation and success

Strength Training = hard work?

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Strength Training Made Easy? For those of you that know of Buddy Morris, you know that strength doesn’t come easy nor does improving sports performance.  He’s the Godfather of the strength coach world despite growing into a coach of physical preparation.  He has some interesting thoughts and they are a big “controversial” actually hard hitting about […]

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Russian Ice Hockey verse the US Hockey System

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Are the Russians Doing a Better Job at Sports Performance Training(specifically hockey)? I know that USA Ice Hockey’s USDM is pretty good and that they are making strides to improve the quality of our sports performance training and ice hockey system throughout the entire country.  Below is an outline of the Russian Ice Hockey system.  As you […]

Training

What it takes to achieve success as an athlete!

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Sport Performance Training Secrets Reflecting back on this past summer and the sports performance training at Umberger Performance, some situations leave me smiling feeling really good about the effort and progress made by some of my athletes and other situations leave me with a bad taste in my mouth.  Don’t get me wrong, all of […]

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Young Athletes Experiencing Awesome Results!

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Youth Sports Training Programs Looks likes the youth sports training programs are working at Umberger Performance.  This is a results of consistent hard work on both Nathan and his parents.  At that age, it a combination of both doing it right. Testimonial from a football dad Got this in an email last evening…  Umberger Performance’s […]

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Testimonial from a Collegiate Woman’s Lacrosse Coach

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I started working with Rachel Cibulas three years ago via our Fusion Workouts which is Umberger Performance’s version of a fitness bootcamp.  Being around our sports performance athletes, she observed how my sports training methodology was very unique in training athletes like athletes.  This evolved into many conversations about human performance and sports performance training, […]