Should Basketball Players Bench?

After Kevin Durant’s poor performance on the bench press at the NBA combine in 2007, ballers across the country began to question whether the bench press was an effective training tool to improve their game.  If it’s in the NBA combine, it must be. Right? Wrong. Here’s why: Poor biomechanics: Basketball players tend to have […]

Do I Need to Add Plyometrics to my Training to Jump Higher

Without question, the most common question any strength coach gets is, “I want my son (team) to jump higher. Can you put together a plyometric program for them?”. Wrong question. The real question should be: “Are plyometrics the most effective method for improving a vertical jump in a basketball player?” Once again, we’ll take a […]

Good Training is ACL Prevention Training

I read the following quote from strength coach and Ph.D candidate Bret Contreras yesterday. Well, most men do too, but numerous studies show that women need increased glute strength to prevent Valgus collapse. Some studies indicate a need for increased glute medius strength, some studies indicate a need for increased glute maximus activation, and some […]

The Greatest Gift We Can Give an Athlete

It’s not Amber’s experience as a former Division I basketball. It’s not a magical drill that instantly turns a poor shooter into a great shooter. It’s not advice about proper shot technique. It’s not the hours of practice we put in each week. It’s simple. We teach our athletes that failure doesn’t define you, but […]

An Open Letter to All Parents with Little Athletes

Here’s an excerpt from a letter a little league baseball coach sent to his parents prior to the season starting: “I always said that the only team that I would coach would be a team of orphans, and now here we are. The reason for me saying this is that I have found the biggest […]

3 Cues for the Perfect Basketball Shot

If you’re a good basketball shooter, the coach will find a spot for you on the floor, especially at the high school level. Thus, it becomes extremely important to learn the correct basketball shooting technique, and to practice various shooting drills over and over and over again. Larry Bird didn’t become one of the greatest […]

Squats for basketball players: A no no?

Barbell Squatting For Basketball Players We don’t barbell squat. Actually to be correct, we do not barbell squat initially. For many of our basketball players, we don’t incorporate barbell squats into their training programs for at least 3 months. Many don’t squat for 6-8 months. Why? It’s simple. The risks outweigh the rewards. 5 Reasons […]

ACL Prevention Training Program for Female Athletes

Soccer, volleyball, and basketball athletes.. We’re talking to you! It’s one of the most devastating injuries an athlete can have.. Twist, pop, tear.. The dreaded ACL injury. Over 150,000 athletes every year experience it in the U.S. With recovery taking anywhere from 6-12 months, an entire season can be lost in a split second. And […]

Member of the Month September 2013 – Katie Ronald

Each month at Ageless we highlight one of our members that has put extraordinary effort into his or her fitness to such a level that their energy is contagious and spreads to others throughout the gym. This month we are highlighting Katie Ronald as our member of the month. We asked Katie a few questions […]

Member of the Month August 2013 – Kerri Frensko

Each month at Ageless we highlight one of our members that has put extraordinary effort into his or her fitness to such a level that their energy is contagious and spreads to others throughout the gym. This month we are highlighting Kerri Frensko as our member of the month. We asked Kerri a few questions […]