Kelly Baggett

Background

As an athlete with a lot of determination but with very little in the way of athletic gifts, I was determined to be competitive in sports and found that increasing my speed and explosiveness was the shortest route to get me to where I wanted.

My athletic journey started over 17 years ago. My first competitive sport was motocross where I raced for 2 years. I then began training for martial arts and by the age of 15 had developed a longing to play basketball and football. I was told as a freshman in high school that I should give up on ever playing any sports because I just didn't have the athletic ability, so I guess you could say that's what started my passion.

I dedicated myself to training and education and along the way I accumulated a lot of knowledge and I did eventually achieve just about all my athletic goals and then some. By the age of 21 I became a certified trainer specializing in athletic performance and have spent years devouring every source of information I could get my hands on. Although I am a trainer I've never lost my own will to compete. Along the way I've competed and/or trained in just about every sport imaginable. Motocross, Tae-Kwon-Do, football, basketball, Olympic lifting, Powerlifting, Track&Field, boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, gymnastics, and others.

Because of this wide background I was able to learn and pick up on things or qualities from a variety of sports that could be used for enhancing others. For example, I recently discovered that tennis and racquetball are both good off-season sports for increasing lateral agility for football players! Few sports require the reaction time and lateral quickness and agility and provide conditioning without being detrimental to speed development. However, my specialty remains increasing raw explosiveness, acceleration and jumping ability and I do this through a variety of methods.

All these years I've also invested years in education, thousands of dollars on books, seminars, and thousands of hours spent reading through scientific journals to pick up any training edge I could find. I've been fortunate enough to be able to learn from the brightest scientific minds in the field of athletic enhancement and combine this with my own experiences and knowledge. I have relentlessly pursued the question "What is the most effective way to physically enhance and develop athletic ability?" Most importantly, I've spent thousands and thousands of hours training other athletes. Along the way I figured out what works and what doesn't and developed a system that gets quick results. Over a decade of involvement in a variety of sports and a variety of athletes a unique system of training athletes was developed.

My philosophy revolves around addressing each athlete totally individually and getting the most out of their training time, or training economy. Really the only way to do this is to assess everyone as an individual and train the weaknesses. Any activity or maneuver (running, jumping, throwing etc.) involves a variety of different components (movement skill,strength, body structure, flexibility etc.) that determine outcome.

My goal is to determine what aspect is holding a particular athlete back, and address the training program to correct that deficiency, which time and again leads to the quickest results and also ensures longevity. About a year ago it became apparent to me that even today there is a vast shortage of information for athletes who desire real results. Because of that I decided to launch Higher-Faster-Sports.com.

Articles

  • Build Muscle & Lose Fat Simultaneously?

  • The Importance Of Strength For Enhanced Explosiveness!

    Want to jump higher, run faster, and increase your explosiveness for sports? If so you must be STRONG! Learn the importance of strength for sports!

  • How To Benefit From Planned Overtraining!

    What is overtraining, and can we benefit from it? Well overtraining itself is not what you want, however over-reaching by design can be a good thing. To get more detail on this topic continue below.

  • Different Strokes For Different Folks.

    Here are a few examples of how different folks use different strokes to achieve the desired result. Learn how to pay attention to your static-spring balance and learn to optimize the various qualities to achieve success in your sport.

  • Performance Improvement Strategies For Intermediate And Advanced Athletes.

    In the following article I presenting some strategies for keeping and improving your level of performance ability. Read on to learn more and see some sample training blocks.

  • Quickness & Absolute Speed Vs Sports Speed & Explosiveness!

    To fully understand the relationship between absolute speed, and their relationship to the demonstrations of speed, as we see in sport, it helps to view the body as 2 separate systems. Learn about these seperate systems below.

  • Plyometric Ability - React Like A Cat And Explode Like Lightning!

    The efficiency of a cat with the explosiveness of a bolt of lighting. This is what you want in sports. Read on to learn more about reactive (plyometric) ability...

  • Sports Performance Enhancement: Q & A - 10/07/04.

    Find out how low you should go on squats, the right type of training for a female basketball player, how should a veteran vollyball player increase his vertical jump and more ...

  • 15 Weeks To Super Power.

    The following workouts emphasize the Olympic pulling movements (power clean & snatch), but are also set up to focus on hypertrophy and strength in the lower body in a more traditional bodybuilding split.

  • Sports Performance Enhancement: Q & A

    Check out the latest in sports performance enhancement from Kelly Baggett. All the up to date info in one place ...

  • Becoming A Fast Twitch Machine.

    Having warned you ahead of time that muscle typing is often overrated and less important then other factors, I still believe it is of significance. For more information about changing to a fast twitch muscle machine read on below.

  • Optimizing Muscle Size Through Different Training Methods!

    Training is just an attack on muscle fiber. We go in the gym and attack our muscles in an effort to make them grow bigger and stronger.

  • The Best Exercises For Developing Speed And Vertical Jump!

    In this article I'll give you some of the top proven exercises for both speed and vertical jump improvement ...

  • Football Speed - Part Two.

    Having an impressive 40-yard dash is probably the easiest way to get noticed by coaches and scouts. Learn how to improve your 40-yard dash.

  • New Age Isometric Training - Cutting Edge Or Bull?

    There are two types of isometric exercises available for you. They are yielding and overcoming isometrics. See what they are and get some samples to experiment with. Learn more...

  • Understanding Muscle Fiber Types.

    This article will deal mainly with how people think the muscle type makes no difference, how muscle type is over-rated and how it gets more credit then it deserves.

  • Power: What It Is And How To Get It!

    Power is not simply about having the strength to pick up a car and carry it across a driveway. Power is a combination of two important aspects of any kind of training. Continue reading to find out more.

  • The Charles Atlas Workout Revisited!

    Back in the early 20th century, Atlas was known as the world's best-built man. Learn how to utilize parts of his program to make new gains!

  • Squats And Speed Development?

    The quickest way for most people to boost up their attributes is, you guessed it, increase their ability to bend their knees and apply force! Improve your strength with the squat. Get more here!

  • Plyometric Training For The Upper Body, An Awesome Way To Build Strength, Power, And Explosiveness!

    It was said that Arizona State linebacker Adam Archuleta had no real shot at playing in the NFL. He hooked up with Jay Schroeder at Evo-Sport, who put him on a program incorporating lots of whole body plyometric type movements ...

  • The Path Of Champions - Variations In Training Over Time!

    I get asked the question about training frequency all the time. People also want to know more about volume and intensity over time. Well I will cover all of that right here. Learn more...

  • Using Visualization To Enhance Your Sporting Prowess!

    Learn about visualization and how it can improve your performance in any sport that you participate in. Some examples given here are in basketball. Learn more ...

  • Coax 30 Lbs. Out Of Your Bench!

    Besides people asking me how they can improve their vertical jump, I also have people asking me about how to improve their bench. Get the details here for jacking up your bench! Learn more...

  • Football Speed.

    Having an impressive 40-yard dash is probably the easiest way to get noticed by coaches and scouts. Learn how to improve your 40-yard dash.

  • Get Creative With Your Cardio!

    We all know the benefits of cardiovascular work or high intensity cardiovascular training. Perhaps just as important it builds and trains our aerobic systems so that capillarization is improved and blood flow to the working muscles during weight training.