SportSpecific.com

Background

Ryan Lee, MS, CSCS is the founder of SportSpecific.com, the world's largest encyclopedia of sports performance enhancement. Ryan is an expert in strength and conditioning, and has successfully training over 30,000 athletes in person and through his website.

SportSpecific.com features over 4,000 pages of speed, agility, strength and power programs for every sport. Plus you can have a professional strength coach create a personalized program for you - guaranteed to get you in the best shape of your life.

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Articles

  • Workout For Improving Your 40-Yard Dash Time!

  • Summer Conditioning For Rugby Players!

    A gradual build up over the summer months enables fitness gains to be made without so much pain and with less injury. Check out these awesome conditioning tips for rugby players.

  • 6 Ways To Improve Your Foot Speed!

    Discover the secrets world class sprinters have known for years - they key to foot speed is dorsi and plantar flexion. These 6 drills will definitely improve your foot speed!

  • Breakthrough Lower Body Plyometrics Program!

    After eight weeks of training on this program you will find that you will move better as a runner and as a gym fanatic your stronger lower leg will give you more balance with your standing weights training.

  • Think Posture, Think Power.

    More power, decreased risk of injury and improved muscle recruitment. Sound good? Think about your posture. Good posture is essential to building a powerful, flexible core and can help you improve your game and enhance your day-to-day activities.

  • How To Intensify Your Workouts!

    In a perfect strength training universe, everybody would work hard. However, this is not the perfect strength training universe. Learn how to bump up your intensity!

  • The Truth About Plyometrics.

    In part I of this ongoing series, Juan answers all of your questions about the benefits of plyometrics and how it can help you on the field! It has been my experience that plyometric training is one of the most requested forms of training by athletes.

  • Discover How To Become A Better Athlete With 'Mostability!'

    Discover how you can begin to use the concept of 'mostability' to improve your athletic performance and drastically reduce your chances of injury on the field. You'll also see three exercises you should do right now to become a better athlete!

  • The Right Way To Train For Boxing!

    An in depth look at how to get into top shape for boxing, complete with sample conditioning workouts and how to incorporate these workouts into the training gym!

  • Strength & Conditioning For American Football!

    Year-round strength and conditioning is now a must for any football team that aspires to a high level of performance. This article is an introduction to to the most important principles of an annual strength and conditioning program.

  • Build Incredible Bat Speed For Baseball & Softball!

    No one knows more about improving bat speed than Bob Alejo (former strength and conditioning coach of the Oakland A's and now the Personal Conditioning Coach of NY Yankee's Jason Giambi). Learn how Bob gets his athletes to have a blazing fast swing!

  • Sports Drinks And Rehydration: What You Should Know!

    Sport Drinks are becoming more popular everyday, but do you know when and how you should be drinking them? There are many different types of energy drinks on the market all promoting that their drink is the best.

  • Wrestling Quickness & Power Drills.

    Here is a case study of a wrestler who wanted to improve power out of the bottom position and to improve quickness off the whistle and the opponent's movements. This program is designed to work on your reaction time and defensive power ...

  • Staying Relaxed Under Pressure.

    Do you crumble under the pressure of big games, interviews or important meetings? Learning how to stay composed under pressure is a key skill for performing your best in any situation. Use these tips to help control your nerves.

  • High Intensity Conditioning For Maximum Performance!

    Try this brand new high-intensity conditioning program guaranteed to get you into the best shape, regardless of the sport you play! The program includes sample treadmill and bike programs with exact speed, heart rate zones and resistance.

  • Core Training For Martial Artists.

    By Alwyn Cosgrove - In short, what would lie at the core of a martial arts training article? And here we are, CORE training for martial arts. Check out this awesome four-week abdominal strength training program for martial artists.

  • Soccer Speed Training.

    Soccer can be a tough sport to train for. Soccer athletes must have not only an endurance base, but also the ability to sprint at full speed for short distances. Try these programs and drills to improve your speed and agility!

  • Nutrition For Ultra-Endurance Athletes!

    An in-depth look at all of the nutritional considerations for competing in ultra-marathon events. Topics include hydration, pre/post event eating, and carbs.

  • How To Reduce Stubborn Knee Injuries In All Sports!

    Check out these five home-based exercises that are shown to make your knees stronger and get you off the injured reserve list in a hurry!

  • Speed & Power Training For The 40!

    This article is going to give you some insight on speed and power training to enhance your 40-yard dash time.

  • Breakthrough Training Methods Using Kettlebells For Sports!

    Kettlebells are taking the world of Strength and Conditioning by storm. Learn what they are and how you can begin using them in your current training programs for maximum sports strength!

  • Clubbell Training For All Athletes!

    Clubbells are an excellent tool to build grip strength, shoulder stability and give you a challenging conditioning workout too. Try this sample clubbell workout guaranteed to get you stronger!

  • Choke! The Dirty Five Letter Word In Sports!

    The topic this month comes from an amateur equestrian who competes in show jumping. Find out how to prevent yourself from chocking when it comes down to it!

  • Flexibility For Swimming!

    Before you dive in and start counting laps, remember that just because swimming doesn't involve any impact on the joints, that doesn't mean joint flexibility is not important.

  • The 4 Exercises EVERY Athlete Should Be Doing?

    Get the inside scoop on how to strengthen the weakest link that is hurting your performance potential. See the 4 exercises you MUST include in your training program (along with photos and the exact number of sets and reps).

  • Ice Or Heat For Faster Healing?

    One question many athletes ask when they get injured, is which is the best to use, ice or heat? To answer that question we must first look at the physiology behind the healing process.

  • How To Improve Your Kicking Power!

    Kicking is a rapidly performed explosive movement, and to get better at doing it, we need to utilize rapid, explosive movements. I will explain some of these exercises in as much detail as possible.

  • Taking Young Athletes To The Next Level

    Learn the truth about training young athletes for success... including when young athletes should specialize in only one sport (the answer might surprise you!)

  • The Truth About Plyometrics - Part 2.

    In part II of this breakthrough training series, Juan goes into detail about how to create a plyometric training program, and even gives a complete 12-week plyometric training program for basketball including images of eleven plyometric exercises.

  • Tips On Improving Your 40-Yard Dash!

    The 40-yard dash is tested in almost all sports now. Whatever your sport the mechanics remain the same. Here are some key pointers to lower your time.