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8 Landmine Exercises For Athletic Performance

By John Garrish | Thu, Dec 14

As high school strength and conditioning coaches, it’s essential for us to make great use of our time. But in a room that may have 8 to 10 young men or women at each work station (50-60 in total) and sessions ranging anywhere from 15 to 70 minutes long, sometimes that’s easier said than done.

To enhance session density and improve session quality in my programming, we use the many tools our room has to offer to keep our students moving. These tools include the more traditional barbells, racks, platforms, dumbbells, kettlebells, bands, PVC pipe, and more.

One of the less "conventional” tools we place a great emphasis on has gotten some recent well-deserved exploration: the landmine.

The ability to manipulate and master movements in all planes of movement makes the landmine perhaps the most efficient tool we have.

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3 Speed Training Methods That Don't Work (And What To Do Instead)

By Joel Smith | Mon, Dec 11

In the realm of getting fast, there are lots of proposed fixes... lots of things that “look” like they are training speed. But in the end, not as many things truly work as well as they say.

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6 Functional Movements Every Athlete Should Master

By Mike Dewar | Thu, Dec 7

In this article we will explore six functional exercises that can be used for nearly EVERY athlete to increase joint mobility, stability, and core strength... and to build serious injury resistance.

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A Scientific Approach To Building Strength In All Planes Of Motion

By Ryan Leibreich | Mon, Dec 4

We can no longer think and train linearly. Humans were built to move - and that means move in all directions. Sports are becoming more competitive by the day, and I do not want my athletes getting blown by and ending up on the sidelines.

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Crush The Chaos: Here's 10 Tips To Run A Better Large Group Training Session

By Mike Dewar | Mon, Nov 27

Running a training session in a facility full of crazed athletes, crashing weights, and time constraints is not necessarily a walk in the park.

Luckily, I have had the past 5+ years to figure out a flow to help monitor, administer, and effectively train large groups efficiently.

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Should Your Gym Have Membership Contracts?

By Stuart Brauer | Mon, Nov 20

This conversation (often an argument) is a classic among gym owners in the fitness industry. While there is no shortage of business topics to have passionate discussion about, the concept of requiring your customers to sign contracts vs. allowing them to have a month-to-month membership (M2M) is by far one of the most heavily debated items.

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5 Reasons Every High School Should Hire a Full-Time Strength Coach

By Micah Kurtz | Thu, Nov 16

EDITORS NOTE: This article was co-authored by Micah and Luke Kurtz.

There is no better place to arm young people with the tools to be successful in life than through a training program in the weight room. And there is no better person to faciliate this growth and learning process than a full time, qualified strength and conditioning professional.

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Is Early Sport Specialization As Bad As You Think?

By Mike Robertson | Mon, Nov 13

One of the most heated talking points in our industry today is that of early sport specialization, or ESS. It seems like nowadays everyone and their mother wants to jump on the bandwagon and talk about how ESS is ruining our kids.

And you know what – they’re not totally wrong.

But here’s the thing – I don’t think they’re totally right either.

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Use This Linear Speed Teaching Progression For Game Breaking Acceleration

By Dave Reynolds | Mon, Nov 6

You know that speed kills. And as strength and conditioning professionals, we're always racking our brains trying to get our athletes faster. Here's a four step teaching progression that works wonders for new athletes.

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The Basics Will Never Fail You: Dan John Talks The Future of Fitness

By Dan John | Mon, Oct 30

I get asked a fair amount of questions at parties. If you train people, party go-ers want you to sum up 52 years of experience in one sentence…then, they argue with you using something they read on the internet.

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