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Nutrition
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3 Foods to Avoid Before a Workout

Food is what fuels your human machine, so choosing the right kind of fuel can go a long way towards optimizing your performance. This article focuses on things to avoid before your workout.

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travel food
Nutrition
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Tips to help you eat better when you travel

Travel is a necessary component of competitive sports that can start as early as middle school. When you’re on the road, all the careful planning and meal prep you do at home to guarantee your body gets all the nutrition it needs for optimal performance suddenly disappears.

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Agility
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Do athletes need a bigger engine or better brakes?

If you’re an explosive athlete who can’t change direction quickly, then you probably need better breaks. If your top speed blows away your competition but it takes you too long to get there, then maybe you need a more powerful engine. The first step is to assess where you are now and where you need to be.

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Agility
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TRAINING: 3 drills to help you stop on a dime

Almost every sport is about more than just running fast or a huge vertical. Pick one, and we’ll bet that most of the action happens around changing direction. For the majority of the athletes with whom we work at Velocity around the country, this means they have to be just as good at stopping as they are at starting.

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Baseball
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Be safe! Bulletproof your shoulders for baseball

Its springtime and that means it’s time for Baseball and Softball. Players and coaches know that maintaining shoulder health is important for these sports, but they don’t always know what to do about it. Use these simple exercises to bulletproof

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Meditation
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Meditation to optimize your life and performance

In order to avail yourself of the many benefits of meditation, we believe it’s important not to remain intellectually and emotionally open to the wide variety of meditative practices found throughout our world’s cultures, religions, and philosophies. What is important is that the methods you choose work for you.

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Coaching
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Coaches Favorite: Kettlebell Exercises

Coach Mike’s Pick: Double Kettlebell Clean + Squat + Push Press The Double Kettlebell Clean+Squat+Push-Press is a full-body exercise complex that gives you a lot of bang for your buck. When done correctly, you develop power through the Clean, leg

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Strength Training
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Are your offseason gains lost when it matters most?

As a professional coach, I have written extensively on a multitude of topics related to strength and conditioning. Whether I am talking about programming, the emotional aspects of training, or the nuts and bolts of coaching, I always come back

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