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About Jeff Reinardy

The 2009 Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year, Jeff is in his 16th year at Winona State University as Strength and Conditioning/ Director of Fitness. He is responsible for 10 Division II teams. Previously he was the head strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports at Iowa State University, an assistant at the University of Memphis, and an assistant at the US Olympic training center in Colorado. Reinardy was part of two men’s basketball national championships in three appearances, numerous conference championships, and several individual national champions at both the Division I and II levels. He also holds club coach and sports performance certifications through USA Weightlifting, and is the former ADFPA American Squat record holder in the 148 weight class and four Minnesota state ADFPA championships.
5 Jun 2018

Nutrition Talk – Proper Nutrition for Athletic Performance [Video]

2018-07-24T14:56:53+00:00 By |

Having sound principles of nutrition can have a large impact on the performance and recovery for your athletes. Typically, we want our athletes to be stronger, faster, and more explosive. A part of this is being properly fueled for athletic performance and having a leaner (more muscle, less fat) physique. Educating our athletes about what [...]

18 May 2018

Optimizing Team Workouts for Effectiveness and Efficiency [Video]

2018-06-19T12:44:21+00:00 By |

When it comes to optimization of your team workouts, organization is key. In this blog, I will cover a few areas you can address in effective and efficient workouts to accommodate large numbers of athletes in your weight room. Facility Setup and Layout The first component is to look at the setup of your facility [...]

12 Apr 2018

Speed Development: The Role of Your Arms and Hands

2018-06-18T15:29:20+00:00 By |

In every sport played on two feet, there is always a need for speed.  Some individuals are born fast, with beautiful technique, but most of us can improve our speed with some good coaching.  Today we are looking at the role the arm and hands play in speed development.  These tips can be used on [...]

6 Mar 2018

Squatting 101 – Progressions, Benefits, and Myths [Video]

2018-06-25T11:55:32+00:00 By |

The squat has often been referred to as the “King” of movements in the weight room. To master the King you must, like most things, learn to crawl before you can walk, and then run. In the video below we go through several of the squat progressions that we feel are highly beneficial when you [...]

12 Dec 2017

Enhancing Recovery After Workouts with Body Tempering and Buffering

2018-06-25T11:56:46+00:00 By |

Improving Muscular Recovery with Body Tempering and Buffering There has been a significant increase in the use of different implements and massage to speed the recovery of athletes post workout.  Two methods that are gaining popularity which we use on our athletes are buffering massage and body tempering. These methods have become an integral part [...]

12 Oct 2017

Clean Progressions for Large Groups

2018-06-25T11:59:55+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 [...]

11 Sep 2017

Agility and Change of Direction

2018-03-15T13:43:14+00:00 By |

Agility and Change of Direction Agility helps performance in activities that require you to change direction quickly whilst keeping balance, strength, speed, and body control. When running, be mindful of the angle of your shoulders. Each arm should perfectly make a 90 degree angle, as form is a critical component. When you run, focus on [...]

10 Aug 2017

Manual Resistance Training For Large Groups

2018-06-25T12:04:30+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 [...]

6 Jul 2017

4 Warmup Exercises for the Posterior Chain

2018-06-25T12:09:26+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 [...]