Training

Speed and Agility Ladders Are a Waste of Time

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Speed and agility ladders are a waste of time.  Here’s a link to the exact article on elitefts.com. Stupid Training Tools: Agility Ladders I’ll say it: they suck. Coaches say, “We do it to warm up.” Why? You may as well jump rope. A litany of things exist that will help improve motor learning and skill acquisition, and they don’t involve a […]

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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 […]

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Personal Training and Sports Performance Training interview #2 with Push Strength in Toronto.

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Matt finishes up picking Scott’s brain about the personal training and sports performance training his athletes experience in Pittsburgh, Pa. Interview with Scott Umberger – Part 2 Posted on February 4, 2014 by Matt Kuzdub I’ll be honest with you, the previous blog post with Scott Umberger from Umberger Performance was just a teaser. If you really want to know what Scott […]

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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 […]

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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” […]

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Youth Sports Injuries from “over gaming” them?

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Here’s a summary of three recent articles that have been posted on our Umberger Performance Facebook Fan Page covering youth sports injuries.  Give us a “like” to get the information faster along with other cool human performance related information.   This explains the data on injuries pretty clearly…  Don’t think that there is a problem? Statistics […]

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Off Ice Sports Performance Training Lengthens Ice Hockey Career!

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A nice article talking about how Craig’s hard work and dedication have paid off in improving his sports performance where it matters most, on the ice.  I’ve been fortune to work with Craig for over three years and his influence on the atmosphere is something that can’t be measured.  Though he and RJ Umberger share […]

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Ice Hockey Coaches Want Athletes

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Ice Hockey- Athletes Wanted If I said it once, I’ve said it 100 times that ice hockey players should also be athletes not specialist.  Early specialization impedes the development of athletic ability which impedes sports performance down the road.  It also in the cause of easily avoided over use injuries as stated here in a recent article the I […]