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 >
I invested a lot of time and money earning my bachelor's degree in exercise science and master's degree in sports performance. Upon completing my education, I was fortunate enough to immediately begin working with collegiate athletes in the weight room. I was confident in my knowledge of rep schemes, rest periods, anaerobic versus aerobic training, and things of that sort.Read More >
The deadlift. The king of all exercises. If cavemen lifted, which you know they did, then the deadlift was definitely the talk amongst the campfire.
It’s also the ultimate testament of full body strength and the granddaddy of movements for athletes to build qualities such as strength, speed, power, and rate of force development.
However, most athletes and individuals starting out lack the movement capacity to be jumping right into deadlifts and should develop the capability to perfect the hip-hinge first.
Here’s a progression and regression system that can be used to perfect the hip-hinge and fine-tune the deadlift.Read More >
I, like many other strength coaches, went through school to earn my degrees. I sat through kinesiology and physiology classes. I studied nutrition and wrote up sample workout plans for my strength and conditioning classes. I interned at a nearby college, observing and even getting some hands-on experience with many different sport teams. While earning my masters, I was a graduate assistant at that same college.Read More >
Have you been looking for a training modality that can rapidly deliver gains in speed, power, and vertical leaping ability? If you want to get powerful in a hurry, there are few applications that will deliver this in the manner that the French Contrast platform can.Read More >
The full-time strength coach as a profession is still in its infancy. In 1988 when I graduated from college, there were only a handful of collegiate and professional strength and conditioning coaches. Little did I know that 25 years later, I would be working in this amazing, challenging field, shaping the lives of young athletes.Read More >