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5 Reasons Every High School Should Hire a Full-Time Strength Coach

By Micah Kurtz | Thu, Nov 16

EDITORS NOTE: This article was co-authored by Micah and Luke Kurtz.

There is no better place to arm young people with the tools to be successful in life than through a training program in the weight room. And there is no better person to faciliate this growth and learning process than a full time, qualified strength and conditioning professional.

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Boost Your Team Chemistry With These Weight Room Challenges

By Ryan Leibreich | Thu, Oct 5

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. 

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Does In-Season Conditioning Help or Hurt Game Day Performance?

By Tobias Jacobi | Thu, Sep 28

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?

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The Ultimate Guide to Using Movement Progressions

By Rob Van Valkenburgh | Mon, Aug 7

We’ve all been there…

You spend hours putting together a flawless program. You’ve meticulously taken into account everything from the athlete's FMS score to their personal performance goals.  

Then, the team walks in…

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7 Tips For Writing Better Strength Programs

By Ryan Leibreich | Fri, Jun 2

Paralysis by analysis is the root of all confusion. What exercises should I use: templates, models, block training, conjugate method, should I add in olympic weightlifting?

It happens to the best of us. We want things to be perfect and agonize over every detail. Then, before we know it, 3 hours have passed and we are more confused and somehow magically have less done than we started with.

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Want More Engaged Athletes? Take This Free 5-Day Course

By Ben Crookston | Mon, May 22

6 years ago I was a teacher and a coach on the Southside of Chicago at one of the worst schools in Illinois.

We were in the last 1% in nearly every statistical category. Our facilities were haggard, the neighborhood was riddled with gang violence, and “hope” was more a fleeting abstraction than tangible reality.

The experience changed my life. In those roles and environments, I learned an abundance about human behavior, social structures, and skill acquisition.

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