Non-Traditional Programming Factors: How To Build Strength Through Adversity


There's so much more to being a strength and conditioning coach than improving the traditional factors like strength, power, speed, and conditioning. Have you taken into consideration the non-traditional factors like developing character, work ethic, and grit?

As a coach, we're tasked with building better athletes first and foremost. But we're also given the opportunity to present challenges to our athletes in hopes that it impacts their personal growth and character development. It's a fine balance of dosing your athletes with success and adversity.

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In today's video you will learn:

  • Why non-traditional factors are just as important as sets, reps, and exercise selection
  • Why a training plateau is actually a great thing for the novice athlete
  • How to balance adversity and success inside your program 

About The Author

Colby Knepp is the man behind the Marketing at TrainHeroic. He's also a husband, father, strength coach, former rugby athlete and life-long learner. Colby is a big fan of a Moscow mules, ass-to-grass squats and Korean BBQ.