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  • Olympic Weightlifting & the Javorek Complex (VIDEO) An Olympic Lifts routine to improve your D from former Golden State Warriors Strength and Conditioning Coach John Murray.

  • Lateral Quickness and Playing Defense Correctly What's a proper defensive stance, how do you work on being in one and more from Brooklyn Nets Strength & Conditioning Coach Dr. Jeremy Bettle.

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  • Lateral Strength and Power Development (VIDEO) Demonstrated by Dr. Jeremy Bettle, Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Brooklyn Nets .

  • The Importance of Olympic Lifts (VIDEO)

    Mike Brungardt, former Strength and Conditioning Coach for the San Antonio Spurs, on why these movements are so important.

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Who Passes the Test: Mike Brungardt talks BAM Testing at the PIT

Mike Brungardt, Founder, is blogging this week from PIT.

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Film Session: Learning from PIT 2013

Our friends at Spark Motion have given us access to their Spark Motion Pro App. 

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the 2014 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Is Here

What’s the PIT, and why should you care? Glad you asked.

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Product Spotlight: Cog Sports

Intangibles can now be measured…and improved.

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Pro Tip of the Week

Derek Millender, the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers, on diversifying your routine.

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Running Outdoors

New Orleans Pelicans Strength and Conditioning Coach Carlos Daniel talks about how and where to work out outside.

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To Supplement or Not to Supplement

Good nutrition, proper training habits and sufficient recovery are the three pillars of performance enhancement.  Without each being present, an athlete’s physical and mental abilities, as well as overall capacity to improve, are greatly jeopardized.  In a perfect world, maximizing these three things alone would be enough.  However, with increasing pressure for today’s younger athletes to perform at a higher level sooner and faster, the use and abuse of performance enhancing supplements is on the rise. Read More

Train For the Demands of the Game of Basketball

Overtime. Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. 54 minutes 57.8 seconds in the book thus far. LeBron James runs towards the front court from underneath the Pacers’ basket, receives the inbounds pass, catches defender Paul George off-balance, explodes back toward the goal, and scores the game winner on a strong left-handed lay-in. All in 2.2 seconds. Read More

Manage Your Wellness, Enhance Your Athletic Potential

For an aspiring basketball player, juggling practice, school, workouts, a social life, and the pressures of performance can all adversely affect the ability to play at an optimal level. Stress can be a more than worthy opponent to success, but managing your wellness on an everyday basis puts you on the fast track to reaching your athletic potential.

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