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 [...]

6 Jul 2017

4 Warmup Exercises for the Posterior Chain

2017-07-05T08:10:07+00:00 By |

In order to improve performance and avoid injury in our field athletes, it's essential to select appropriate warmup exercises for the posterior chain prior.  The posterior chain is the workhorse of all sporting activity. Comprised of the biceps femoris, gluteus maximus, erector spinae muscle group, etc. these muscles are the primary hip extensors and knee flexors responsible [...]

27 Jun 2017

Turf in the Weight Room: How It Can Benefit Your Program

2017-06-29T10:27:25+00:00 By |

Adding Turf in the Weight Room, From Start To Finish Here is Pt. II of our video series with Wayzata HS Head Strength Coach Ryan Johnson. In our first video here, we covered their new weight room and the how and why behind it's design and function. Today, we're digging deeper into The Wayzata Strength [...]

20 Jun 2017

How to Build a Positive Team Culture

2017-06-19T14:26:22+00:00 By |

Building a positive team culture provides a foundation of integrity, loyalty, and work ethic that can permeate throughout a program. Ever been on a team consumed with negativity, poor leadership and conflict? That kind of environment can be very frustrating.  Considering no matter how hard the athletes train, poor team culture seems to continuously interfere with consistency and performance. [...]