12 Oct 2017

Clean Progressions for Large Groups

2017-10-11T14:14:30+00:00 By |

The Importance of Clean Progressions for Power Development For many schools one of the staples of their strength program is the clean and it's variations. The clean emphasizes power development, by allowing athletes to produce a large amount of force in a very short period of time. Although it's universally accepted that the clean is [...]

28 Sep 2017

Deceleration Drills For Agility and Change of Direction

2017-09-26T09:33:09+00:00 By |

Training Deceleration Drills To Improve Agility And Change Of Direction When training to improve agility and change of direction, most people think about different on-field or on-court running and cutting drills, often utilizing different lines or cones for things like the 5-10-5 drill or the pro agility.  Cones set up in a square or different [...]

19 Sep 2017

Agility Training with Clemson Basketball

2017-09-19T10:35:49+00:00 By |

Agility Training for Sport Many sports require athletes to quickly transition from one movement to another, often in response to a stimulus, such as a ball and/or opponent. Therefore, agility has two primary components: physical and cognitive (Gambetta, 2007). Gamble (2010) suggests that many of the most common tests used to measure agility, like the [...]

14 Sep 2017

Cone Drills for Improving Agility and Running Form

2017-09-13T14:30:30+00:00 By |

Mastering the Best Cone Drills for Field Athletes  At Higher Power Training we place a high emphasis on running fundamentals early in our athletes' time with us. As a result, we love to utilize cone drills to teach them fundamental running based movement skills that take place in ground based athletics.  These include: Running forwards [...]

29 Aug 2017

Football Conditioning Drills: Pattern Running Intervals by Position

2017-08-29T08:30:36+00:00 By |

Football Conditioning Drills Should Be Position Specific When thinking about conditioning football players there needs to be an understanding of the specific demands of the sport.  The football conditioning drills used in your program should not only cater to the unique demands of the sport, but also the demands of each position.  A defensive lineman [...]

17 Aug 2017

Football Weight Training Program for the Preseason

2017-08-17T10:08:32+00:00 By |

The Trifecta Program- the best football weight training program for preseason athletes I have been fortunate enough to train some of the NFL’s most elite players.  Some of the training we have done has been in preparation for training camp.  Most of our players tend to be lineman or players that weigh 250+.  Unfortunately, most [...]

10 Aug 2017

Manual Resistance Training For Large Groups

2017-08-17T08:49:54+00:00 By |

Manual Resistance Training Benefits As a strength coach for a sport team, there are a few things we're always short on: time, space, and equipment.  Over time I've found that one method of training has made it incredibly easy for us to add variety and intensity to our programs while combating these constraints: manual resistance [...]