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About The Author

Tim DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS spent 6 seasons as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and founder of TD Athletes Edge. He is nationally renowned for his evidence-based and scientific approach to fitness, training, nutrition and recovery for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.


Recent Posts



Helping the NBA’s Best Become Better

By Tim DiFrancesco | Wed, May 15

One of the common assumptions about professional athletes is that they are world-beaters in every single category. In my six years as head strength and conditioning coach of the Lakers, I learned pretty quickly that this is simply not the case.

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Young Athlete Resistance Training: When To Start & How To Stay Safe

By Tim DiFrancesco | Wed, May 1

One of the oldest myths in the strength and conditioning book (and the parenting one too) is that lifting weights and doing other forms of resistance training can stunt kids’ growth. As a result, some of the most frequent questions you’ll hear if, like me, you’re involved in training young athletes responsibly include, “When can my son or daughter start lifting weights?” and “Isn’t resistance training going to damage them because they’re still growing?”

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Pre-Season Camps Are a Go. Here’s How to Get Your Athletes Through...Injury-Free

By Tim DiFrancesco | Wed, Aug 29

‘Tis the season once again. The pre-season that is!

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