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About The Author

Rob Van Valkenburgh joins the TrainHeroic blog with 10 years experience in the strength game. Having coached elite athletes in both the private sector and the Division 1 collegiate setting, Rob believes that strength has to be the foundation of all athletic movement and that athletes of all levels deserve a comprehensive strength program. Rob writes regularly on his own website CoachVanStrength.com where here shares short form articles, training tips & programs, and other items related to strength and performance.

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Recent Posts



Transition Strength Into Power and Perform More Speed Training in the Off-Season

By Rob Van Valkenburgh | Thu, Jan 5

This is the third installment in a three-part series covering High School Football Off-Season training. 

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4 Early Off-Season Football Training Goals Your Team Should Focus On

By Rob Van Valkenburgh | Thu, Dec 15

Editors Note: This is the first installment in a multi-part series on off-season strength training for football at the high school level. In the next few posts we'll explore how you should organize your training from Late November through Early August.

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8 Attributes Every High School Athlete Must Have to Excel in a Collegiate Strength Program

By Rob Van Valkenburgh | Fri, Dec 2

I believe that most high school aged athletes are being done a disservice with their training.  As a former collegiate strength and conditioning coach and someone who works with a multitude of high school aged athletes it is clear that they are being lead in the wrong direction. 

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