Plyometric Jumps for Athletic Performance: Does Box Height Matter?

2019-01-24T18:25:30+00:00January 24th, 2019|

Social media is a great tool, but can often mislead the masses, especially when it comes to training. You see a picture or video and assume the person posting the content has mastered a training principle or philosophy.One of the biggest examples is the Box Jump. There are countless videos where people are box jumping upwards of 60 inches! These posts look great but what do they really accomplish other than showing a personal best and garnering a lot of views. It’s great that they got a PR, but what do box jumps accomplish as a training tool and assessment, [...]

Sport Specific vs. Athlete Specific Training

2019-01-10T01:06:00+00:00January 9th, 2019|

Sport-specific training. Athlete-specific training. Today, these terms too often are thrown around as if they mean the same thing. But lately, “sport-specific training” has turned into a marketing term that applies to drills and movements performed in the gym that mimic skills of a particular sport, promising to improve performance on the field.Unfortunately, the wrong kind of sports-specific training can do more harm than good. Instead, we lay out why a proper athlete-specific training program is more beneficial.What is sport-specific and athlete-specific training?The law of specificity states: "To become better at a particular exercise or skill, you must perform that [...]