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Balance Training, Stupid Training or Worthwhile?

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This is an article that I author for elitefits.com.  Here’s the link for the direct article on their site. Stupid Training Tools: Balance Training TAGS: Ralph Mann, motor learning, Todd Hardgrove, rear elevated split squat, balance training, stupid training tools,Scott Umberger, physical preparation, coach, injury, athlete Before I begin, I’d like to clarify that this […]

Training

Sports Performance Training Interview with Scott Umberger

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Matt Kuzdub picks Scott’s brain about the Sports Performance Training that he does with his athletes in Pittsburgh, Pa. Interview with Scott Umberger: Part 1 Posted on January 29, 2014 by Matt Kuzdub I have to admit, I’ve been a bit spoiled the last several months. As a sports science geek, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with […]

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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Cutting Edge Sports Performance Training…. and Recovery!

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What’s more important,  Sports Performance Training or Recovery? The million dollar question: What’s more important,  Sports Performance Training or Recovery? Some that’s like the age old question, “What came first, the chicken or the egg?”  Omega Wave is a tool that being used by the brilliant and open minded physical preparation and fitness coaches to […]

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Sports Training- James Smith Sounds Off

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Some Truths About Sports Training This is from my friend and mentor and former Pittsburgh sports training except, James Smith.  He’s since moved to Portugal to work with Ruby.  This is from a Q&A section from elitefts.com.  He goes by “The Thinker” because he wasn’t permitted by his employer to use his real name in […]

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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 […]