Speed Training… 6 New Drills for Explosive Speed

Speed Training for athletes can sometimes be controversial as to the way you train speed.  Some gurus say it's all hip extension and hip flexion.  Some say you need to mimic game play and it's all about an explosive first step. I personally as a coach believe the best speed workouts are the ones that really translate to the particular sport or actual competition the athlete is participating in.  There are many drills and different ways to train speed from form and technique, power drills, to … [Read more...]

Linebacker Workouts for Strength & Speed

When training in the off-season you can't just train like any athlete you need to follow specific linebacker workouts.  This means following a strict regimen that progresses you in every aspect of the position in the little off-season you have.  Linebackers are one of the most intense positions in football and today with all the new schemes they are coming in all different shapes and sizes.  We can say this though, as a linebacker you need to be strong as hell, fast as hell, and mean as … [Read more...]

Explosive Training

Explosive training is a type of training that pertains to athletes and coaches from all walks of competition and enhances personal performance directly to the particular competition. Any sport requiring jumping, throwing, striking, accelerating, and changing direction would make perfect sense to train explosive power due to the degree of sport specificity. Some athletes can become confused sometimes when training for competition. It should be understood that as an athlete, we are training the … [Read more...]

Shoulder Workout for Mass

Here's one of the best shoulder workouts for mass!!! Gaining size can be tricky for some people, especially lean slabs of muscle on the upper body when your as skinny as the Olsen twins.  Recently I got deathly sick and dropped 20+ lbs. in only 2 weeks.  Which made me loose all my hard earned muscle in no time and left me a scrawny little boy again.  Instead of whining and complaining, I went back to the gym immediately and started to gain back the mass in no time.  Check out the actual … [Read more...]

Combine Training – Gain Speed & Strength Immediately

Every year a select number of NFL prospects subject themselves to the grueling combine training in order to climb the draft boards of pro teams across the country.  The athletes will do anything for 30+ reps on the 225 bench press test or a 40 yard dash time that will separate them from the rest of the pack.   Even at lower levels, teens are catching on to high school combine training just to ensure their future in the game. Some coaches or organizations are willing to move average athletes … [Read more...]

The Common Mistake when Training for MMA

The best fighters besides skill set all have the same thing in common… They are all explosive!!  When we look at the make-up of a successful fighter we can narrow it down to 4 basic attributes. Skill & Experience Conditioning Toughness Speed, Power, Strength = EXPLOSIVENESS When most fighters train they make a common mistake… Let’s clear this up!! Conditioning and weight lifting together is the route which most trainers use when preparing for a fight by adding high intensity … [Read more...]

3 Training Mistakes That Hold Back Athletes & How to Correct Them

1. As an athlete we train movements not muscles -          Biceps are cool and yea, girls like them but they aren’t helping you in competition.  So it’s essential to know it’s what are muscles are doing for us in the cage not what they look like.  Our body is designed to work in chains, let’s take for instance when we are sprinting or jumping (hip extension/flexion), we are predominantly using our posterior chain (hamstrings, glutes, and lower back).   Our hamstring doesn’t contract then glute … [Read more...]

Lean Muscle…The Truth

Ahh the biggest debate in the gym these days and everyone’s biggest concern:  IS IT POSSIBLE TO ADD SLABS OF THICK LEAN MUSCLE WHILE STAYING SHREDDED? Well tell all your bodybuilding friends and local personal trainers fresh off their text book test that I said YES! It is not only possible but I will show you how… You see as we train to gain muscle we all know that you must have the correct caloric intake to support this growth which in turn leads to unwanted subcutaneous fat; you know the … [Read more...]

Dreaming Big

Hey Coach Elliott, I just graduated from high school. I was not as good as I could have been. I was plagued by injuries. I broke my thumb in the 5th game of my senior year in football. I had 3 pins put in it. I recovered just in time to play goalie for my school’s soccer team. We had the first ever winning record in our school’s soccer history (about 7 years) and made the playoffs. I however got kicked in the 3rd to last game of the regular season and had a level 3 ankle sprain. I was in a … [Read more...]

Florida Secrets of Speed and Quickness

We do alot of different things for Speed & Quickness here in Florida, but I got a little more effective and practical way...  Effective Speed & Quickness Instead of attempting some crazy style training, I recommend following a carefully devised routine.  One that will build explosive speed and power and most of all will translate over to your sport.  If your still unsure, I made a full proof plan here that can take you to the top of your game... Guaranteed!!! Click Here to check it … [Read more...]