The Equipment Guys

Speed and Quickness

Speed and Skill Optimization

A Proposal for a New Practice Paradigm By Cal Dietz and Jonathon Janz Introduction It is often said that the best coaches of any sport know precisely when to push their athletes and when to take their foot off the throttle. Exceptions aside, high-level coaches do not simply grind their athletes into the ground each…

Speed Is Not Exclusive

Speed is not exclusive. It can be taught and can be refined.   Yes, there are the gifted athletes who will run well no matter what is thrown at them. But for the rest of us, we need to know what to know. So, to make this quick, let’s jump right in.     What…

Athlete Deep Overhead Squat

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What is Quickness?

Training-Equipment-Guys

Let’s break it down into three components: 1.       Reaction 2.       Change of Direction 3.       Effort Here are three components in most sports: Reaction – response to a situation or event Change of Direction – the ability to reorient your movement and either regain speed quickly or maintain speed Effort (in terms of quickness) – maintaining quickness…

Speed

By: Steve Gilbert – Retired Football Coach Coaches, As we are developing players in the weight room for the 2011 season, do not forget to develop speed and quickens for your players. Here are some ides to help your players become better athletes. These drills can be added at the end of your weight lifting…

Brutal Fun

Article Submitted By: Ralph Hicks-owner RH Sport Fit LLC Everyone knows the sled is brutal, everyone knows it is fun and everyone knows its got to work, but is the sled a piece of equipment that offers so much more? Do you only run your sled, is it always the same distance, basically the same…