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The Vive Podcast is for coaches, trainers, athletes, parents of athletes, fitness professionals, and human performance enthusiasts. We started this podcast to bring you insights from the biggest names in sports performance, strength conditioning, and athletics with hopes that you will gain understanding, insights, ideas and the tools you need to optimize your athletic program, sports performance business, athletic career and future in this ever-evolving space.

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The Vive Podcast is for coaches, trainers, athletes, parents of athletes, fitness professionals, and human performance enthusiasts. We started this podcast to bring you insights from the biggest names in sports performance, strength conditioning, and athletics with hopes that you will gain understanding, insights, ideas and the tools you need to optimize your athletic program, sports performance business, athletic career and future in this ever-evolving space.

    Yo Murphy — How to Train Agility at The Highest Level

    Yo Murphy — How to Train Agility at The Highest Level

    Yo Murphy is a former professional football player who has participated in multiple professionals leagues, including the NFL, the Canadian Football League and NFL Europe. He has developed some extremely high level sports performance training systems that cater to athletes from a variety of sports, including major league baseball players, NFL vets, and more.
     
    In this episode, Yo and Alan sit down to talk about how to train agility at the highest level. The body moves in the path of least resistance. Yo explains how you can leverage this to get the competitive advantage you need and get the most out of your performance. 
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [0:43] Al introduces his guest for this episode- Yo Murphy.
    [2:55] Yo has trained a wide variety of professional athletes over his career and it all comes down to leveraging speed to the fullest.
    [4:20] What do high-level athletes need to know about agility? 
    [5:00] How do you go from good to great? 
    [6:15] You’re going to have technique limitations if you have mobility limitations. 
    [8:10] What can improve an athlete’s speed? 
    [10:55] Fast guys have to run fast. That’s the basics of it all. Clean your technique up and you get there. 
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    Tweetables:
    "I had the opportunity to dive into what traits and qualities people need in sport and all of them were speed at some level."
     
    "Our body moves in a path of least resistance. It’s important to understand what the limitations are."

    • 13 min
    I.T. Antigha — Agility Training for Young Athletes

    I.T. Antigha — Agility Training for Young Athletes

    Itam (I.T.) Antigha, more commonly referred to as "I.T.", is one of the members of the VertiMax Team as part of the Inside Sales and Client Support team. He is responsible for supporting and serving the VertiMax community by organizing personalized visits to educate, engage and develop relationships with coaches, trainers, and athletes.
     
    In this episode, Brett and I.T. follow up their conversation about agility training and how to apply it to youth athletes. They break down some of the benefits and creative ways to train these young minds. 
     
    Key Takeaways:.
    [1:00]Today’s topic touches on agility training for elementary children up to young highschool kids.
    [1:40] What is agility training?
    [2:45] Why should you start early on agility training with young athletes? 
    [4:55] I.T. offers insight on what he looks for when training an athlete on agility. 
    [7:10]  What drills should you perform on younger athletes? 
    [9:20] It's super important to master the fundamentals first. 
    [11:10] Raptors are really popular for young athletes. Brett and I.T. explain why. 



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    Tweetables:
    "Agility training is really the ability to de-accelerate and accelerate in any direction."
     
    "You want the athlete to develop the ability to change direction and not put themselves at risk for injury."

    • 12 min
    I.T. Antigha — Maximizing Your Agility Training

    I.T. Antigha — Maximizing Your Agility Training

    Itam (I.T.) Antigha, more commonly referred to as "I.T.", is one of the members of the VertiMax Team as part of the Inside Sales and Client Support team. He is responsible for supporting and serving the VertiMax community by organizing personalized visits to educate, engage and develop relationships with coaches, trainers, and athletes.
     
    In this episode, I.T. breaks down the benefits of agility training and why it helps elevate your sport’s performance. You can actually improve your agility with and without resistance! 
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [0:43] Al introduces his guest for this episode- I.T. Antigua.
    [0:55] What is agility? 
    [2:25] Athletes rarely run in just a lateral or linear line. 
    [2:35] Why is it important to get better at agility? 
    [4:15] I.T. talks about some of his favorite drills.
    [6:25] I.T. explains why resistance is critical to good agility training. 
    Mentioned in This Episode: VertiMax
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    Tweetables:
    "Rarely in sports are we just running in a straight line."
     
    "At some point with your body weight…you will need to add an external load so that you can continue to progress."

    • 8 min
    I.T. Antigha — Advanced Speed Training Drills

    I.T. Antigha — Advanced Speed Training Drills

    Itam (I.T.) Antigha, more commonly referred to as "I.T.",is one of the members of the VertiMax Team as part of the Inside Sales and Client Support team. He is responsible for supporting and serving the VertiMax community by organizing personalized visits to educate, engage and develop relationships with coaches, trainers, and athletes.
     
    In this episode, I.T. talks about advanced speed drills, which athletes are ready to tackle them and how to get started, the benefits of each drill and the VertiMax equipment can be used when performing the drills. 
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [0:45] Al introduces his guest for this episode- I.T. 
    [1:05] Which athletes should be doing these advanced drills?
    [2:21] The VertiMax app has all of details for the drills covered today. 
    [2:44] The 360 belt or a waist harness is perfect for the three point start drill. 
    [6:10] Athlete readiness will determine the right way to approach any drill. 
    [7:10] The high knee drive uses a riser and hip flexor attachments. 
    [9:00] Playing with the pace is important for effectiveness. 
    [9:44] Wall drills take the upper body out of the equation. 
    [11:53] The overspeed drill uses the Raptor EX to pull the athlete against the resistance. 
    Mentioned in This Episode: VertiMax
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    Tweetables:
    “If an athlete can do the basics correctly then you can determine if they’re ready for these advanced exercises.” 
     
    “The Raptor EX is the best piece of equipment for the overspeed drill because it allows the athlete to get more momentum and speed than any other piece of equipment.” 
     

    • 15 min
    I.T. Antigha — Isometric Strength Training

    I.T. Antigha — Isometric Strength Training

    Itam (I.T.) Antigha, more commonly referred to as "I.T.",is one of the members of the VertiMax Team as part of the Inside Sales and Client Support team. He is responsible for supporting and serving the VertiMax community by organizing personalized visits to educate, engage and develop relationships with coaches, trainers, and athletes.
     
    In this episode, I.T. talks about isometric strength training- what it is, why you should be doing it, and how VertiMax equipment can be used to enhance your isometric strength training. 
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [0:45] Al introduces his guest for this episode- I.T. 
    [1:10] What is isometric strength training and what are its benefits? 
    [2:40] I.T. shares how isometric strength training helps him personally. 
    [5:13] Effective ways to add resistance to any movement. 
    [6:56] Adding VertiMax platforms or raptors to isometrics. 
    [9:05] The sky’s the limit to how VertiMax can enhance your training!
    [10:44] Download the VertiMax app to learn more about isometric strength training. 
    Mentioned in This Episode: VertiMax
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    Tweetables:
    “Isometric strength training is a static hold where you’re in a position where the muscle is neither lengthening or shortening.” 
     
    “Isometrics are a very safe way to train.” 
     
    “Whatever movements you do, there’s an isometric to it.” 

    • 11 min
    Brett Kuehn — VertiMax’s Core Vest

    Brett Kuehn — VertiMax’s Core Vest

    Brett Kuehn is a sports and human performance enthusiast, athlete, and mentor to Team VertiMax. He is a USMC veteran and business development professional at VertiMax. Brett’s passion is to help others achieve their goals whether they are an athlete looking to improve their speed, agility, and verticals; a coach looking to help their athletes gain an edge, or a sports performance owner or trainer seeking new ways to increase their business.
     
    In this episode, Brett talks about the VertiMax Core Vest and some of its benefits. The vest was designed for functionality in mind and has 18 different attachment points. The Core Vest is a very useful addition to your athlete performance. 
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [0:43] Al introduces his guest for this episode- Brett Kuehn.
    [0:50] Let’s talk about the VertiMax Core Vest! 
    [1:50] The vest has multiple points and helps you train your core. 
    [2:50] The vest can help athletes switch to different movements all in one go. 
    [3:15] This vest is a one-size fits all! 
    [4:50] The sky is the limit to what you can do with the core vest! 
    Mentioned in This Episode: VertiMax
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    Tweetables:
    "Athletes sometimes don’t know how to hinge properly. This helps athletes feel the hinge."
     
    "The rings on the sides, it’s easy to put this on, load up the weights, and do your jumps on the VertiMax."

    • 6 min

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