The Importance of Lateral Movement:from Coach Jimmy Lamour

The importance of lateral movement Courtesy of Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems/New Level Performance Let’s look at an example. If an athlete is moving laterally or side ways they can stop by remembering to extend their feet outside their frame, slightly bend their hips, load their arms, and point their toes in the… Continue reading The Importance of Lateral Movement:from Coach Jimmy Lamour

Building The Right Strength Foundation:Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems

Building The Right Strength Foundation (from Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems) Many young athletes envision being as strong as a famous athlete or body builders, yet they fail to realize the strength they need now is different from the strength they need for later. What is the purpose of the strength? Most youth… Continue reading Building The Right Strength Foundation:Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems

How to make sure you can Dunk? Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems

How to make sure you can Dunk? (Courtesy of Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems) It is basketball season and part of the excitement of the game is to watch players dunk the ball. We are heavy into NFL combine season training as well and jumping ability is also something that excites people. However,… Continue reading How to make sure you can Dunk? Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems

When Should I Warm Up?:New article from Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems

When Should I Warm Up? (from Coach Jimmy Lamour, with Lamour Training Systems) A warm-up should be performed before any prolonged muscular movement, such as, sprinting or strength training. Often times, an athlete will warm up prior to their strength training session, but start their sprinting session immediately afterwards. This can be a mistake if… Continue reading When Should I Warm Up?:New article from Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems

Some Kids are just ‘Born Slow’:from Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems

Some Kids are just born Slow from Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems I cannot tell you how many times I have heard this. Yes, they are athletes that have the genetics to be high level sprinters, but even they are coached throughout their lives. Although, you may not be able to take a… Continue reading Some Kids are just ‘Born Slow’:from Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems

Should young athletes lift Weights?(from Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems)

Should young athletes lift Weights? (from Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems) Kids are a lot less active now that technological advancements have changed the way they play. When we grew up, it was not uncommon for us to spend most of the day outside jumping fences, climbing trees, chasing our friends, or playing… Continue reading Should young athletes lift Weights?(from Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems)

Two Tools that have made an impact in Performance Training(Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems)

Two Tools that have made an impact in Performance Training I have been skeptical about gadgets as my thought process is that if the principles are sound you do not need gadgets. As I have aged, I have become less narrow minded and more open to experimenting. I believe that the aim of a Coach… Continue reading Two Tools that have made an impact in Performance Training(Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems)

The most important part of every 40 yard Dash:Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems

The most important part of every 40 yard Dash Courtesy of Coach Jimmy Lamour, with Lamour Training Systems… This topic came to my mind when my wife and I were watching the movie about the sprinter Jessie Owens. His track and field coach acknowledged his natural abilities, but thought he could become better if he… Continue reading The most important part of every 40 yard Dash:Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems

Why HS Coaches should not be teaching?(Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems)

Why HS Coaches should not be teaching? Courtesy of Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems This is a question I have pondered for many years and am thankful for the opportunity to share my thoughts on the topic. It is hard for those who have never coached to understand the commitment and dedication it… Continue reading Why HS Coaches should not be teaching?(Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems)

Should I play multiple sports in HS?(Coach Jimmy Lamour at Lamour Training Systems)

Should I play multiple sports in HS? (Courtesy of Coach Jimmy Lamour, Youth Fitness Specialist at Lamour Training Systems) It is a great question that many athletes that have potential or ability seem to face during these years. The topic has received much more traction since Coach Urban Meyer of Ohio State expressed how he… Continue reading Should I play multiple sports in HS?(Coach Jimmy Lamour at Lamour Training Systems)

What is the Number 1 Reason that athletes do not get any faster?(Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems)

What is the Number 1 Reason that athletes do not get any faster? from Coach Jimmy Lamour( Certified Youth Fitness Specialist with Lamour Training Systems) This is a reoccurring theme with many of the athletes we train. We often ask them what they have been doing for speed training and the usual reply is gassers… Continue reading What is the Number 1 Reason that athletes do not get any faster?(Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems)

What is the difference between D1, D2, and D3? How do I know which one is right for me?(Coach Jimmy Lamour helping to settle the score)

What is the difference between D1, D2, and D3? How do I know which one is right for me? from Coach Jimmy Lamour(Certified Youth Fitness specialist) with Lamour with Lamour Training Systems It happens every year as athletes are deciding on where they will continue playing collegiately. Many are not clear on the differences between… Continue reading What is the difference between D1, D2, and D3? How do I know which one is right for me?(Coach Jimmy Lamour helping to settle the score)

Why Should You Warm-Up?(Alongside Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems)

Why Should You Warm-Up? from Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems The purpose of the warm-up is to lubricate the joints, increase the responsiveness of the central nervous system, prepare the body for the specific movements, and increase our core temperature. The lubrication of the joints makes moving the joints easier. The bending of… Continue reading Why Should You Warm-Up?(Alongside Coach Jimmy Lamour with Lamour Training Systems)