Category Archives: Workouts

Summer Training Considerations & 3 Great Exercises For The Summer Time

Summer Training Considerations with Micah Kurtz & WACH Fox Lena Pringle   3 Great Exercises For The Summer Time Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for highlight videos and workout tips! youtube.com/allamericanath The Athlete Maker Team: Micah Kurtz, MS, CSCS*D, RSCC*D, USAW, FMS, NASE, serves as Strength and Conditioning Consultant Coach to nine-time high school basketball national champion Oak Hill Academy, which won the Dick’s High School National Basketball Tournament Read more […]

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2 EXERCISES FOR IMPROVED HIP MOBILITY

To be explosive, move well, feel good AND have a great vertical, an athlete should have good hip mobility. Many athletes, especially basketball players, have tight hips. Tight hip flexors present a disadvantage for athletes. Tight hips can hinder an athlete’s use of his or her glutes. The glutes are one of the most important muscles for running fast and jumping high. In addition, tight hip flexors can prevent an athlete from being able to explode into triple extension. Triple extension is what Read more […]

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3 TIPS TO STAY ON TRACK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

The holiday season is upon us and it’s a great time to spend with family and friends.  The older and busier I get, the more I cherish these times. However, the holiday season can also be a time that offers many distractions that may make it harder for us to reach our goals.  Whether you’re an athlete that is in season and wants to perform at you’re absolute best, or you’re an out of season athlete training for your upcoming sports season, or you’re an adult that is trying to be healthy Read more […]

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3 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR VERTICAL JUMP THIS OFF SEASON (Part 3)

In order to be explosive and have a great vertical, an athlete must be able to produce a lot of force in a short amount of time. The third piece to being a great leaper is hip mobility. Many athletes, especially basketball players have tight hips. Tight hip flexors can be bad for an athlete who wants to have an impressive vertical jump. If an athlete has tight hips that can hinder an athlete’s use of his/her glutes. The glutes are one of the most important muscles for an athlete to run fast Read more […]

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3 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR VERTICAL JUMP THIS OFF SEASON (Part 2)

As mentioned in last week’s Blog available at www.TheAthleteMaker.com ,in order to jump high and run fast an athlete must be able to produce power. Power is the product of force times velocity . The velocity portion can also be referred to as rate of force development. To be powerful, the goal is to produce a lot of force quickly. The High Pull involves triple extension of the hips, knees, and ankles. This explosive move will train rate of force development and the goal is for it to help the Read more […]

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3 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR VERTICAL JUMP THIS OFF SEASON (Part 1)

The off season is a great time to focus on improving your athleticism and target areas you want to improve upon.  Almost all athletes want to increase their strength and power output.  The vertical jump is a measure of power and increasing it will enhance your performance in almost any sport.  It doesn’t matter if you are a basketball, volleyball, football or soccer player, increasing your vertical jump and power will improve your chances for success. Over the next three weeks I will describe Read more […]

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Track for Football Players

Track for Football Players If you strap on a helmet in the fall, you should be lacing up spikes in the spring. This should seem obvious. After all, the quickest way to impress a football scout or coach is to be the quickest guy in a 40-Yard Dash. “The 40” is probably the most closely-watched drill at any combine, and posting a head-turning time can mean the difference between having multiple scholarship offers and fighting for preferred walk-on status. But running track won’t just help you Read more […]

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