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Why I Did It: Part I

By Showtime Strength Performance Coach John Holloway

I'm a life long athlete. I started playing football at age 7, started running track at age 8 and started playing basketball at age 11. I also tried, soccer, baseball, and tennis in between.

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Using the Box Squat for Athletes

The box squat has been made famous by Westside Barbell and Louie Simmons. There is still a fair amount of skepticism over the benefits of box squatting when compared to squatting without a box. At Showtime Strength & Performance, we will primarily use a box when squatting with our athletes. We have found this to be beneficial for both in-season and out-of-season athletes. It’s not a tool reserved only for competitive lifters and we actually think more people should primarily use the box. Lets take a further look at how to properly box squat, how not to box squat, the benefits and when to apply it to your setting.

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Benefits of Team Strength Training

Are you looking for a way for your team to get an edge on the competition? Has your team lost close games or lost momentum as the season goes on? The missing link could be a strength and conditioning plan. Strength has been proven to be the most beneficial asset to athletic performance. Strength can produce faster sprint times for athletes, running more will not make stronger athletes.

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Improving Sprint Times for Athletes

For many years, there has been a huge buzz over the terms “speed, agility, and quickness,” and athlete training was centered on this. Coaches embraced the idea that “more is better,” and athletes were prescribed high volume sprints and jumping drills. By 2018, we now know that running to the point of exhaustion doesn’t help develop true speed, but will also fatigue the central nervous system and can have a negative effect on your training for weeks at a time.

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4 Lessons From Team USA Softball Player Haylie McCleney

In any sport, if you look at successful people, you will often find similarities among them in that sport. Softball is no exception. Haylie McCleney is one of the most successful softball players, currently boasting 3-time All-American honors while playing at the University of Alabama, and she has also had great success as a professional player and as a member of Team USA. What I found most interesting about her was her passion for strength and conditioning.

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