How to Condition Your Athletes with Rope Training

Rope training is increasing in popularity as an effective and economical tool for peak conditioning. Rope training increases muscular endurance, cardiovascular conditioning, and increases metabolism for incredible fat-burning. Because the ropes themselves have zero momentum, the burden is on the user to get them moving – and keep them in motion. Rope training fully engages

2021-11-23T13:32:33-06:00By |

Considerations When Looking to Reopen Your Weight Room

[0:01] Hey everybody, Jeff Reinardy, Winona State University Strength and Conditioning Coach. Hey, we're a couple of months into this pandemic at this point. And we're finally getting to that point where we're starting to see some of the restrictions ease in some of the states. Minnesota is getting close, as well as several others

2020-06-19T11:20:49-05:00By |

Take a Sledgehammer to Your Training Program

As a performance coach, I am always looking for one more way to help my athletes climb to the next level. With so many tools and techniques that can be utilized daily within strength programs, it can be easy to fall into the routine of following trends and fitness fads without thinking through the reasoning

2020-03-03T12:01:32-06:00By |

Weight Vests Every Strength Program Needs

Over my 20 plus years of training athletes with weight vests, one thing has held true. I have always stopped using them. Despite experimenting with several styles and variations of the implement, I inevitably drift away from them for one reason or another. For example, one vest required small weights to be placed in the

2020-01-22T16:21:12-06:00By |

The Nucleus Omnibell: A Unique Cross Between Kettlebell and Dumbbell

The Gopher Performance Nucleus Omnibells look a little strange at first, but you’ll quickly realize how nice they are. The uniquely-shaped implement is a new and improved take on the classic dumbbell. Omnibell Overview The Omninbell changes the weight distribution of the classic training tool so that it surrounds the hand, which creates a

2019-09-04T09:12:05-05:00By |

Contralateral Circuit Training

The contralateral circuit can be used during the first aerobic block to develop an effective aerobic base to build upon later. The aerobic block is an overlooked and neglected component to any program. While lifting heavy all the time may be fun and flashy, it is not beneficial for the athlete if they are only

2019-08-29T14:32:54-05:00By |