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 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 […]


Sports Performance Training Secrets Revealed

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I was honored to be interviewed by Mark Watts of 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” […]


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 […]