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 >
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 >
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 >