Sports that rely on change of direction, jumping, starting ability and sprinting are dependent on strength and power capabilities. All things held consistent like bodyweight, skill and height, athletes who possess the greater amount of strength and power have a competitive advantage and are more than likely going to be successful.Read More >
Football season is officially upon us and if you're a football coach there’s really only one night that matters to you: Friday.
Here's how to maximize your training leading up to Kick Off.Read More >
The off season is a crucial training period in a rugby player’s calendar: do it correctly and you'll be fitter, faster and more powerful than the competition. Do it incorrectly and you could find yourself in a world of hurt come the first few weeks of the season.Read More >
A three part series dedicated to the discussion of long-term athletic development for athletes and coaches. Athletes and new lifters are often being pushed too hard, too fast. What actually goes into training, coaching, and developing an athlete or lifter from young/novice trainee to a superstar? Part two covers the importance of developing movement, energy systems, and strength for long-term athletic development.Read More >
You see a lot of basketball training “experts” out there with their athletes doing all types of fancy stuff. A lot of hopping around, balancing on one leg, juggling poodles in the middle of a busy intersection… you get the picture.Read More >
School is back in session and we are back on the field for football season! Our athletes are back in our weight rooms and as coaches we believe our athletes could be in better shape and should have worked out more during the summer. So what do we do? We make them work out hard and try to catch up for what they missed out during summer training.Read More >
Every muscle contraction in the body is the result of a molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). When the ATP is combined with water it splits apart and produces energy. ATP is broken down during a muscle contraction into adenosine diphosphate (ADP). However, ATP must be replenished for work to continue so another chemical reaction adds phosphate back to ADP to make ATP.Read More >
We all know things like deadlifts and Olympic lifts are great general posterior chain builders, so I’m going to leave those movements for now in favor of some more over-arching philosophy.Read More >
We all see the Instagram videos, the Snapchat’s, and the commercials of athletes with incredible footwork doing ladder drills, weaving in and out with amazingly quick feet.Read More >
Have you ever wanted to learn the principles behind effective periodization?
Imagine if you could, with a few simple keystrokes on your laptop, create the ultimate program for your athletes regardless of their goals or current ability level.
The truth is, that with all the resources available to you today, periodization can be an overwhelming subject to learn.
How many sets and reps for hypertrophy? What about pure strength? How do I work in speed development? When does agility come into play? How do things change if my athletes are in-season?
You do not need to read the Russian literature on periodization in order to understand and reap the benefits of proper program design.
In fact, once you understand a couple key principles, you'll be on the fast track to writing world class training programs, and that's exactly what we're talking about today.