Jake Tuura

Website: http://www.jaketuura.com

Jake Tuura

Jake is a collegiate strength and conditioning coach at Youngstown State University where he heads the programs for Men's and Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer, Women's Swim/Dive, and Men's and Women's Golf. He specializes in athlete performance and lean muscle gain.

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New Study Shows You May Not Need Olympic Lifts to Increase Your Vertical Jump

Dunking a basketball, catching a football over a defender, elevating to spike a volleyball are all athletic movements where a big vertical jump is a h...

Why Doing Cardio After Your Lift Could Sabotage Your Strength Gains

Athletes want to be the Jack of all trades—conditioned, strong, fast and muscular. The problem is, it's tough to gain muscle and get in good cardiov...

Save Time and Make More Gains: Paired Set Training

One of an athlete's greatest limitations is time. With the demands of practices, skill work, sleep, school, etc., it can be hard to find an extra hour...

The Potential Downsides of a Post-Workout Ice Bath

The Ice bath have long been thought to assist in recovery and provide greater results for athletes. After all, if the pros do it, we should too, right?...

Study Proves That Mental Training Will Help You Lift Heavier Weights

Becoming a better athlete is multi factorial. If you want to maximize your chances of playing well, winning games, and reaching your athletic potential,...

The Absolute Easiest Way to Increase Strength and Power

Athletes are always looking for the newest secret to increase strength and explosive power. We are never short on methods to use for these goals –...

Will a 2-Week Break From Training Ruin Your Strength?

Athletes spend months building a foundation of muscle and strength only to see it wither away when a vacation, injury, or unexpected time off occurs....

Why Muscle Slack Can Ruin Your Sports Performance

As a strength coach, I learned early on about the importance of producing force. Jumping, sprinting, cutting, hitting – these all depend on the...

How You Can Build Muscle With Cardio Workouts

Bigger, stronger, faster – the universal desire of coaches and athletes. The Phase Potentiation model delivers on all three goals. It is implemented by...

How to Use a Short Workout the Day Before a Game to Increase Your Explosiveness

Training to increase explosiveness is no easy task. You can spend months trying to gain an inch on your vertical or shave a millisecond off your sprint...

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