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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

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 […]

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 […]

Training

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 […]

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 […]

Training

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 […]