Poise + Performance

Do Hoopers make good High Jumpers?

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Do Hoopers make good High Jumpers?

Since the days of Jordan and Michael Powell, there has been debate, curiosity and experiments comparing base line leaping basketball players to sky high jumpers in track and field. We asked our resident leap expert, Coach Myreon Sartin, the "Bounce Coach" what he thinks about translating court skills to bar skills....   As we all know the most explosive movement or action in a basketball game is a dunk. Everyone who plays the game probably envisions themselves on a fast break and going up for a windmill or tomahawk slam.  Well as a basketball and track coach, I tend to scout...

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Perseverance. Sprinter Kind Butler knows no other approach

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Perseverance. Sprinter Kind Butler knows no other approach

What is a technical aspect of your sport you are focusing on or have previously improved?

 

Speed development ! Training consists of getting to top speed quicker and maintaining that speed over the course of the race. consists of a lot  I'm doing  a lot of plyos, speed endurance running, and weight room every day.

 

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When an Athlete 'Goes Pro' Meet Olivia Ekpone, Sprinter, Lifestyle Ambassador, Broadcaster

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When an Athlete 'Goes Pro' Meet Olivia Ekpone, Sprinter, Lifestyle Ambassador, Broadcaster

Do your find yourself drawing on your strengths that made you successful in athletics to pursue success in your new fields?

Everyone who knows me knows that I’m coachable, energetic, determined, focused, loving, and a “get the job done.” My strengths make me the person I am today. However, being coachable is so important. 

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Poise and Performance | Master Trainer, Eddie Willingham, primes his clients for success

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Poise and Performance | Master Trainer, Eddie Willingham, primes his clients for success

Why is warming up just as important as recovery?

 

Warming up takes just a few minutes and it makes a difference for a great workout. It assist helps promote your blood flow and preps your body for exercise. Your muscles tend to respond better to challenges if they’re loose and warm. Most importantly, it reduces chances of  injury. 

 

"Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance" 

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The Stakes are High: Keys to success in Strongman competitions

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The Stakes are High: Keys to success in Strongman competitions

Any strongman, able bodied or disabled strongman will tell you that to compete in strongman you are sacrificing your body first and foremost. We are all trying to lift/move things and do things that are not supposed to be possible. Mentally, like any sport you always know that almost everything else is taking a back seat. 

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