Will Calf Exercises Help Me Jump Higher?

What’s going on OTA Nation, In today’s video, I explain my perspective on calf training and vertical jump gains. Do athletes need to do direct calf work if their goal is to increase their vertical jump? I’ve seen this question be asked in the comment section for quite some time. Well, today you’ll find out my exact thoughts on this topic. See, growing up I was one of those kids that would spend countless hours doing calf raises or anything that would work my calves … [Read more...]

How to Start the 60 Yard Dash

What’s up OTA Nation, Hope you guys are having a great day and dominating. I just got done training some of my baseball players and decided that I was going to drop a new video about how to set up the 60 yard dash. If you have a showcase coming up or if you’re just an athlete that wants to get better at stealing bases this video is for you. Update: I have a free Advanced Speed Series. Learn how to start increasing your speed In it I go over the exact breakdown I teach my … [Read more...]

Why I DO NOT Use Olympic Lifts With My Athletes

What’s good OTA Nation, Today I wanted to address a question that I sometimes get from high school and college athletes that view my videos or read my blog posts. Do I use Olympic lifts in my programming? The straightforward answer is, NO. A more elaborate explanation is; because Olympic lifts are very technical by nature. It can take an athlete a couple of months to perfect a snatch or dead clean, depending on his/her limitations. And being a strength coach who’s sole … [Read more...]

Advanced Strength Exercise to Sprint Faster

What’s going on OTA Nation, Today I have a dope exercise that I’ve been using with my athletes that come to me needing to improve acceleration or first step speed. This isn’t a typical exercise you see people doing at commercial gyms, but it’s really important you differentiate yourself from these regular folks. You’re an athlete, an OTA athlete at that. So you need to train slightly different than the regular person. The exercise is an Elevated Reverse Lunge. Update: I have a … [Read more...]

2 Tips to Prevent ACL Tear

What’s going on FAM, It’s crazy how many athletes I’ve seen this year suffer from some kind of knee injury. It seems like every year more and more athletes are landing the wrong way and destroying not just their knees, but also their athletic careers. ACL related injuries are one of the worst injuries to have. And it’s not very common for an athlete to come back on the field 100%, after tearing their ACL. So in today’s video I’m going to show you 2 ways you can prevent an ACL … [Read more...]

Simple Warm Up Drill to Sprint Faster

What’s good Nation! Happy Tuesday. Hope you guys had a great weekend. This week I’m going to be pumping out a whole bunch of videos I’ve been saving for you. Today I wanted to show you a simple drill that you’ve probably seen in my ESA promo vid. It’s an exercise that I learned through Coach Cooper. I hired him and his team when I was training for the combine, and really felt a difference from adding this exercise into my warm up. So just wanted to pass on something that … [Read more...]

Truth About Protein For Athletes

What’s going on Overtime! Hope everyone had an awesome labor day weekend with their families and friends.   I had an amazing one, but today is a start of a new week and the beginning of our new sports nutrition series that I’ve been promising. So without further ado, here’s Josh with this weeks nutrition article. --------------------------------------------- What up OTA. So this past weekend I was chilling with a couple of friends talking about this new series that Overtime … [Read more...]

3 Techniques to Overcome a Strength Plateau

What’s going on OTA Nation. So a few days ago I had a good friend of mine write an article on fat loss for athletes. Which has gotten an awesome response from everyone. So much that we’ve decided to start releasing more information regarding nutrition in the coming weeks. So be prepared to learn some awesome information. Today I wanted to come at you with a video I released yesterday about strength plateaus. In it I go into 3 techniques that I’ve been using with myself and my … [Read more...]

Fat Loss for Athletes

Let's face it. 90% of athletes in this world are underdogs. There’s only a select few that are born to become phenomenal players. Everyone else must work overtime if they want to compete against these 10%’ers. Not only do we need to put the extra time in in the weight room. We must also be diligent in how we fuel our bodies for the ultimate goal of performance. We are OTA ATHLETES. Not average joes. When it comes to sports nutrition there is only ONE goal in mind. To fuel our … [Read more...]

Jump High But Can’t Dunk

What’s good Overtime, Ever since I released my 44’ inch vertical jump video on youtube a few months ago I’ve gotten countless messages from athletes asking me why I haven’t released a dunk video yet. It’s funny how many people assume that somebody is a great dunker based off of his vertical jump. And in today’s video, I explain exactly why this assumption is dead wrong. What most people don’t understand is that dunking is a skill. Just like in baseball, you can be strong as a MF but a … [Read more...]