Kyle Paraggua is the Director and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of KP Strength & Performance & KP ELITE. Certified through the NSCA and Precision Nutrition, Coach Kyle is known for his detailed and results-driven training and for his complete dedication to his clients as he purposefully sets out to help them feel, look and perform better. Since taking early action and stepping into the industry in 2011, Kyle’s experience includes working with Team Canada’s Olympic-level figure skaters, professional and semi-professional athletes (NHL, OHL, AHL), and youth athletes and teams. He also trains regular gym-goers and weightlifting enthusiasts, and leads weekly speed-and-strength camps. Kyle believes in combining real world experience and a research-based approach to movement, injury-prevention, and performance enhancement to stay in the foreground of strength training. Whether he is leading an athlete to maximize their performance or motivating online coaching clients through positive and in-depth feedback, Kyle genuinely cares about helping his clients excel in their pursuits. Through every session, Kyle provides athletes with a wealth of knowledge and an amazing training experience.
Basketball athletes don’t need a fancy weight-room to build elite level core strength and mobility. If you’re serious about reducing the chances of getting injured and staying durable throughout the season, then you need to prioritize having good core strength, stability, and mobility. Athleticism starts from the ground-up. You need to prioritize your movement from
There are a few reasons why athletes need to have some knowledge on how to properly and effectively design a training program. A major part in why I enjoy coaching is because I want to educate athletes to eventually have some skills that they can take with them during and after their athletic careers. Now,
When choosing plyometric exercises to supplement your sprint training, the best exercises are the ones that’s specific and similar to the nature of sprinting. You want to mimic the posture, position, and ground contact time as close to when you’re sprinting. That means that these plyometric exercises require you to have a tall upright posture,
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Coach Kyle P (@kpstrength) on Mar 2, 2020 at 11:16am PST Here are 3 simple exercises to build stability and strength around the knee. FRONT FOOT ELEVATED DEEP SPLIT SQUAT These are also called “Knees Over Toes Split Squat.” This exercise is great for building strength
To effectively develop speed, the bulk of your training program should consist of high speed and high-quality movements. While most of you understand that SPEED is one of the most important qualities to train, most think that it’s just about adding more sprints. While there are certainly benefits to doing more to build some work
Sometimes all you have access to are a pair of dumbbells in the weight-room. BUT that is all you need to get the job done! Dumbbells are very versatile! They provide many variations to achieve different training goals. Specifically for improving power, here are 6 of the best dumbbell exercises to increase your vertical jump
The ability to jump and do it well is critical to sports performance and injury prevention. It’s definitely worth it to improve this quality with vertical jump training. The vertical jump is used as a benchmark for testing power, athleticism, and a tool that’s used to select and recruit athletes. This blog article will include
Every athlete wants to jump higher. Even if your sport doesn’t involve frequent jumps, a higher vertical jump is an indicator that you’re a powerful athlete. Focus on these five key points and get ready to TAKE FLIGHT. 1. IMPROVE STRENGTH An athlete that can create more force in the same amount of time will
So many athletes want to sprint faster but mistakenly turn their speed training session into CONDITIONING. Other times they just don’t understand the principles of speed training. They think that the more they “run” the better. When it comes to improving speed, it’s about quality over quantity. To maximize speed development, you need to train
For athletes wanting to improve your quickness, here are my top 3 banded multi-directional speed drills. All you need is a resistance band around your hip! These drills help improve: ✅ First step quickness✅ Stability & Balance✅ Deceleration & body control Reasons why adding a band can help you improve: 1️⃣The band helps auto regulate