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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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The Dirty Dirty on Cleanses

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Cleanse Detox & Multi-Level Marketing This is going to be broken down into two parts.  The first is about cleanse detox programs, which will be kept short as I will leave the details to the articles I have linked.  The second part will be informing you about multi-level marketing companies(MLM) and their invasion of the […]

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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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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 […]