Just like there are 5 tools that every carpenter should have (hammer, screwdriver, saw, pliers, and a tape measure), there are 5 key exercises you should have in your training tool box. You can’t accomplish every project with these tools, but they will get the job done most of the time! Each of these tools [...]
As strength coaches we are always in the hunt for the best ways to help our athletes get faster and stronger. We are constantly reading the latest articles, scanning the latest blogs, attending the newest certification courses and hunting for the best new tools to push our athletes to the next levels of performance greatness. [...]
When we talk about multi-dimensional movement and transference from the weight room to the field we are talking about the three planes of movement. Typically, they are discussed as: Sagittal, Frontal, and Transverse.
Want to instantly jump higher? Warm-up to a heavy single somewhere between 85% of your one rep max or greater. Rest a couple minutes. Then test your vertical jump. If you rested long enough, you surely jumped to new heights.
Training for power is usually one of the main goals for any strength & conditioning program. But what does that really mean? In its simplest terms, power = force x velocity (or in other terms, strength x speed). Applied to strength and conditioning, power is the amount of force you can transfer to an object, [...]
When training to develop power, three things come to mind: Tools, techniques and tactics. Here are 5 keys you can use for developing power in your athletes.
At Higher Power Training, we literally go ballistic over balls. We have a lot of balls at HPT. We have med balls that go from 5 to 100 pounds. We have med balls that bounce, med balls that don’t, med balls on ropes and med balls with handles. Why so many balls? Because when you [...]
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 [...]
The squat is one of the cornerstones of the Trojan Power Program. We teach movements rather than “lifts” in our facility, and the squat is one of the first movements we incorporate, making it essential that students have a solid squat foundation to build upon. Wall Squats To start, I suggest taking athletes to a [...]
The Back Squat and Its Relation to Sport Last year I wrote an article that stressed the importance of the back squat and how it related to sport. For instance, virtually all sports, with the exception of water sports, cycling, and polo, are “ground-based,” meaning the athlete’s legs are in contact with the ground throughout [...]