7 Sports Training Exercises to Better Your Performance ...

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Depending on the sport that you play, there are specific sports training exercises you can do to help you perform better and more efficiently. These exercises will be targeted with the sport-specific muscles that you utilize. However, there are some exercises that all athletes should do to strengthen, help avoid an injury and perform at their peak. In fact, most of these exercises are vital to a healthy and strong athlete. As a personal trainer, I have trained clients from all levels of beginner to elite and utilized many of these exercises - and I utilize them in my own training as well. So find out the key sports training exercises to better your performance and show that you have what it takes:

1. High Knees

High knees are a great cardio exercise that can help you to get in your best shape and better your athletic performance. Work your quadriceps and the rest of your lower half by lifting your legs up high and tightening your core. Since this is one of the best sports training exercises, make sure you integrate this as a regular part of your routine. Lift up those legs high and give it all you got!

2. Smashing Grapes

Depending on the sport of your choice, speed and agility go hand in hand. So do you have what it takes to move quickly? Better your speed with some agility moves like the ones seen in this video. You'll notice your speed and strength increase in no time! So are you ready to get started?

3. Staggers

Staggers are a super effective fitness workout to help you better your athletic performance and become stronger. Get leaner, fitter and faster to get in the best shape of your life! Follow stagger exercises along with other agility exercises for 3 days a week to quicken your speed!

4. Jump Squats

Increase the strength in your larger muscle groups by performing 3 sets of 18 jump squats for 3 days a week. This power packed move will have you feeling stronger and quicker in just a few weeks. As you get stronger, you can increase your repetitions to kick it up a notch!

5. Lunges

Lunges are one of the most effective exercises that isolate the larger muscle groups of each leg. This is a compound exercise working several muscle groups at once. This should be a staple in every athlete’s exercise repertoire.

6. Burpees

Burpees are the number one compound exercise that utilizes total body strength. This is a key exercise that every athlete should make their favorite. It is a tough exercise but the effort is well worth it because of the results it provides.

7. Plank

The plank is one of the best core exercises that will work your back, arms and stomach. Core strength is vital to any athlete’s peak performance. To increase your speed and strength, perform the plank for 3-5 days for 1-2 minutes and notice your strength increase and your power surge!

So tell me, what is the sport that you play and what does an average sport schedule look like for you? Just make sure you follow these exercises and fuel your body with plenty of veggies, fruits and whole grains. You are what you eat, so be a clean fighting machine!