November 15, 2019

Hamstrings strains are a nagging injury that no one wants to deal with. They are one of the most common soft tissue injuries in sports and also very commonly a reoccurring strain. 

They hurt when they happen, you can’t sprint for a period of time, and just when you thin...

October 31, 2019

When parents call in to Redline to inquire about our services a lot of them will ask if we offer any classes to work on foot speed and agility.

I highly recommend to parents not to waste your money on these types of classes. Throwing a bunch of ladders, hurdles, and con...

October 25, 2019

We’ve always been told to make sure we stretch to avoid injuries, but have you ever constantly stretched a tight muscle, whether it’s your hamstrings or low back, and not seen any improvement? If it were truly a muscular stiffness issue you would see improvement from s...

October 18, 2019

One of the best ways to keep a healthy back is to have a really strong core. The core musculature is used to resist motions, rather than create them. Our backs will stay healthier if we create motion with our hips and our t-spine rather than our lumbar spine. 

Knowing t...

October 3, 2019

Unless your sport is distance running, the best athletes that have the biggest impact on the game have a combination of speed and power. Even if you play a sport like soccer or football, there are better ways to train for endurance than long distance runs. 

It’s complet...

September 20, 2019

Anytime I post anything about distance running on social media it gets the most likes, retweets, and comments mostly from frustrated athletes whose coaches are running them into the ground. They intuitively know that these long runs are not helping their performance; i...

September 6, 2019

Power cleans, jerks, and snatches are amazing exercises. They do a great job when it comes to developing speed, power, and overall athleticism. These full body movements engage your fast twitch muscle fibers by moving the weights faster than conventional strength train...

August 30, 2019

“lifting during puberty is like legal steroids.” 

That quote was taken from a tweet by renowned strength coach Mike Boyle. Strength training during your middle school years are some of the most important training years of your life. 

Beginner trainees can make improvemen...

August 14, 2019

The reverse lunge has become a staple in our programing over the last couple years and we’ve seen great carry over with speed and power in athletes. Deadlifts get all the views on social media, but single leg strength may be more important to developing a strong, fast,...

July 30, 2019

1. Sprinting can improve strength

Strength is the foundation for everything in sports. Take a 150lb freshmen, get them to deadlift 300lbs, and they will get faster and more explosive. But as an athlete becomes more and more advanced there becomes less and less correlati...

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