Optimizing the central nervous system seems to be the holy grail of human performance.Read More >
Slow. Small. Weak. Three words you never want to utter when talking about your team.
If speed is king, then strength is queen and size is the spoiled prince. This trifecta is like the royal flush of on-field performance.Read More >
We're huge Bruce Lee fans here at TrainHeroic. So much so that we actually followed his advice with our latest release.
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“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” - Bruce Lee
Whenever a brand new athlete walks into your weight room, it's important to answer one simple question: "What are they training for?"Read More >
We connected with leading strength coaches from the collegiate, high school, and private sectors to learn some of the common program design mistakes they've made or are seeing on a regular basis. Take some time to learn (and avoid!) these common programming pitfalls.Read More >
Microsoft Excel: built for all, perfect for none. Excel has been the go to spreadsheet tool for accountants and financiers since it was first released back in the mid-1980s. Originally developed to help with number crunching and complex math formulas, a couple smart strength coaches figured out they could also use it to plan workouts fairly easily.
Excel has survived this long as the “go to” planning tool for strength coaches for one reason: it’s the way it's always been done.Read More >
Imagine the hardest job interview you've ever faced. Do you remember the levels of stress and anxiety that came along with it?
Sending out your resume, preparing for the interview, putting on the best version of yourself, and fielding a variety of tough questions from the interviewers. At times it can feel as if they are digging into your character with the precision of a paleontologist unearthing a woolly mammoth.Read More >
As the strength and conditioning industry continues to evolve, many strength coaches are finding it hard to keep up with the latest trends -- even if you are making regular time for continuing education, there is a ridiculous amount of information (both good and bad) available to you. But there in lies the problem: with so much content out there, how do you know where to invest your precious time?Read More >
Think back to all of the off-season training programs you've been in charge of. In all your years of coaching, can you recall that one athlete who was on the verge of a break-out year? He was fully bought in, training hard, and seeing ridiculous gains.
You'd catch yourself day dreaming of seeing this kid in action. Through all the early morning workouts and afternoon runs, you'd remind yourself that in just a few short months, your investment of time and energy was about to pay big dividends for the team.
But early in his off-season training you made a big mistake. One that haunts you to this very day.Read More >