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.Read More >
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.Read More >
Are we right to think that full-range “up-and-down” lifts against resistance are the only way to train for athletic speed, power, and even muscle endurance?Read More >
When looking at faulty overhead stability and strength in the snatch and/or overhead squat, we typically see a wide array of issues. Sometimes it may be due to mobility (the immediate reference of everyone). But it can often be from lack of barbell awareness and placement, overhead strength, timing, and/or lack of general preparation and experience.Read More >
What if there was a way to build unstoppable team chemistry while also getting your team in better shape? Challenge workouts can be effective at building team chemistry AND developing the correct energy system if you do it right.Read More >
One tendency in athletics today is to assume every mistake is the short coming of physical qualities.
When coaches review film and look at a game situation where a player failed to execute, they often attempt to find a perceived shortcoming that can be “fixed” with more strength, speed, or power work.
As the saying goes, "if the only tool you have is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail."Read More >
In-season training can be a mine field for the strength & conditioning professional. Accumulate too much fatigue and performance decreases... but if your team isn't fit, you'll be left in the dust when it matters. So the question remains: How much is enough? And how much is too much?Read More >
For the last 9 months you have trained hard and heavy getting ready for the season. You don’t want to piss away that progress, do you?Read More >
It has been a long, strange journey since I first tried to clean and press the Sears' Ted Williams Barbell in 1965. I have seen utter nonsense, flat out lies, and enough silliness to make a Monty Python skit. Things that were normal training when I first started lifting have now become reinvented.Read More >