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 [...]

2 Aug 2017

Olympic Bars: Anatomy and How to Compare

2017-08-07T19:59:08+00:00 By |

Dissecting Olympic Bars Understanding the differences between Olympic bars can be difficult considering the availability of bars on the market today. Even if it’s easy to understand what the bar is used for, it’s difficult to determine what the different specifications are saying about the bar’s quality and performance.  For the purposes of this article [...]

27 Jul 2017

Speed Training Using Sprint Groups

2017-07-27T14:22:10+00:00 By |

Managing large groups of athletes for speed training or strength training is part of being a high school coach. Our goal is to always provide each athlete with the training program they need to be successful. Yet at times facilitating that program in larger groups proves difficult.  At Wayzata High School, we use smaller "sprint [...]