Athletes Guide To Improving Muscle Pliability
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by Velocity Sports Performance
2w ago
Guest Blog from Vive Recovery Centers In the quest to improve movement quality & efficiency, as well as reduce the risk of injury, pliability has become a popular topic. This guide will help you with ways to improve muscle pliability. What Is Pliability? Pliability describes the quality of muscle tissue. Function focuses on effective/efficient movement.  It’s not just about how much muscle, how much range of motion, or how much force. Pliability is an underlying tissue quality that improves those things. Sports medicine and tissue professionals use the term to describe muscle tissue ..read more
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YOUR TOURNAMENT NUTRITION PLAN TO FUEL PERFORMANCE
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by Velocity Sports Performance
5M ago
Tournaments are a big part of sports for athletes young and old.  For younger athletes, they are important scouting opportunities for college, national teams, and juniors programs. For older athletes, these recreational tournaments may be the big event annually, so they want to play their best. Athletes looking to gain a competitive edge for their next travel tournament should take a closer look at how they’re eating. When athletes travel, they lose out on many of the advantages of playing at home, including meals.  Meals have to be eaten while traveling by car, bus, or pla ..read more
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6 Ways Getting Outside Can Help Your Recovery
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by Velocity Sports Performance
8M ago
GUEST BLOG: Vive Recovery Center Getting outside can help your recovery and be a great addition to your routine. Over the last several years people have been rediscovering the joys of outdoor exercise and activities. Some of the benefits may actually be related to recovery as much as exercise. Getting Outside Improves Your Sleep The outdoors helps set your sleep cycle. You need enough light to get your body’s internal clock working right. Early morning sunlight in particular seems to help people get to sleep at night. In contrast, modern living, which is heavy on artificial light, may impair o ..read more
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The Crossover Step Myth: “Don’t Cross Your Feet”
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by Velocity Sports Performance
1y ago
Whether it is, basketball, football, or soccer you can easily find coaches extolling the dangers of using a crossover step.  “You’ll get beat if you cross your feet” is still a common mantra for many coaches. However, when we watch many of the best defenders in these sports, we see them cross the feet often. So are they just doing it wrong?  Or maybe they are just gifted athletes the rest of us mere mortals shouldn’t try to copy? We would argue that they have developed the athletic movement skills to use their feet, legs, and hips effectively.  They developed a wi ..read more
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3 Ways To Train Like An Athlete And Thrive In Life
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by Velocity Sports Performance
1y ago
If you have played sports you might have fond memories of training like an athlete.  For many of us, one of the great things about when we trained for sport was how well we felt and functioned. We were in great shape and felt like we could do anything. We can take some of the lessons from training elite athletes and apply them to lifelong human performance as well.  If you train like an athlete with these 3 tips you can get more out of life. Training With Purpose Workouts are great.  You sweat, get endorphins, share the struggle and energy with the group, and keep your fitness u ..read more
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Strategies To Improve Your Acceleration Mechanics
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by Velocity Sports Performance
1y ago
Athletes and coaches know that you can gain an advantage in just a few steps when you have a better burst of speed. Getting even a little bit ahead of an opponent means you can get to the ball first or cut the other player off. That helps you dominate the competition and is often decided in the first steps. For pure acceleration, you need both great mechanics and good power. The Velocity Speed Formula is: Body Position Big Force Small Time Proper Direction Optimal Range of Motion LEARN MORE: The Formula For Speed You improve your acceleration mechanics so you can apply the components of the ..read more
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What It Takes To Be An Olympian: 3 Common Myths
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by Velocity Sports Performance
1y ago
With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games going, Coach Ken Vick hits an amazing mark.  He’s now had athletes in eleven Olympic Games.  It’s been across countries and sports, giving him a unique view of Olympic athletes. A Diverse, Global Sports View Ken Vick started as a performance coach almost three decades ago and worked with his first Olympic athlete preparing for the Sydney Olympic Games. Vick’s first exposure to Olympic athletes was as a coach in the sport of weightlifting. “Olympic sports were always a passion for me.  I was a Weightlifting coach for several international level l ..read more
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Team USA Olympic Athlete Talks About Her Training at Velocity
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by Velocity Sports Performance
1y ago
Team USA athlete Maddie Godby is the latest Olympian and track cyclist training with Velocity.  The 28-year-old international competitor came to Coach Vick with the goal of getting stronger and more explosive. Training 2-3 days a week in the gym, she’s used that same Gymaware technology to monitor and prescribe highly specific training that fits her unique needs as an individual and as a sprint cyclist.  “We are fine-tuning at this stage so there are targets and we want to hit the right zones.  Just to have that feedback is really helpful.  Sometimes that means adding more ..read more
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Velocity Sends Athletes To Olympics For Unbelievable 10th Time
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by Velocity Sports Performance
1y ago
While the sports and fitness industries are filled with hype, flashy social media accounts, and short-lived personalities, Velocity Sports Performance is quietly continuing 2 decades of excellence by sending athletes to another Olympic Games. When Velocity was founded in 1999 outside Atlanta, Georgia, Olympians from 5 countries were working with legendary coach, Loren Seagrave. Seagrave was an elite track coach and the founder of Velocity Sports Performance.  In that very first Velocity facility, USA Bobsled athletes worked with Coach Seagrave to improve their speed for the 2002 Winter Ga ..read more
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How Much Protein Do Athletes Need After a Workout?
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by Velocity Sports Performance
1y ago
It’s never been easier to get a quick bite of protein after a workout. Between shakes and bars, it seems like there is a protein snack everywhere you turn. You’ll probably find a high-protein snack in the bag or every serious athlete at the gym. In general, this can be a good thing, but just how much protein do you need after a hard lifting session or practice? “The right post-workout nutrition gives our muscles and body what they need to recover, rebuild, and stop muscle protein breakdown,” explains nutrition coach Kris Wilkins.  “Protein is an important part of that plan.” Whe ..read more
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