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Unilateral vs Bilateral Squats: Which Should You Program?

One of the biggest online debates within the strength and conditioning community is the bilateral squats versus unilateral squats. Some coaches believe that performing traditional squats while standing on two feet (bilateral) is without a doubt the best way to squat. Other coaches counter that single-leg squatting movements reign supreme, citing that they are more

2020-08-04T15:02:30-05:00By |

3 Ways to Train for the New Fitness Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic will be remembered as an event that changed and shuttered many industries. As we navigate murky waters, the performance industry will be faced with many challenges as it transitions into our new normal. As we learn more about the virus daily, we are forced to make more adjustments than ever to the

2020-07-13T12:48:15-05:00By |

Band Movements Your Athletes Can Do At Home

Upper Body Band Movements https://youtu.be/wsF6fLejwlU [0:00] Hi, Jeff Reinardy, Strength and Conditioning coach and Winona State University. This, like many of you this has become our reality as this COVID-19 has continued to spread. The time that we're going to see other individuals in our facilities, the ability to get out of your own home

2020-03-31T14:10:12-05:00By |

Your Facility Shut Down, Now What?

https://youtu.be/qznVKc7ldjk [0:00]: Hi, Jeff Reinardy Winona State University. We're looking at an empty facility today. Ourselves, like many of you out there, are completely shut down in all aspects. For us, we won't be able to see our athletes for at least two to four weeks. The university systems themselves are going from complete shutdown

2020-03-18T11:01:26-05:00By |

5 Resistance Band Exercises to Add to Your Program

[00:01]: Hi, Jeff Reinardy, Winona State University Strength Conditioning coach. Today we're going to talk about resistance bands. I'm here to tell you don't resist the band. A little bit of pun there. But it took me a while to kind of get on board with these things and I know they've been around a

2020-02-26T10:35:45-06:00By |

Correct Positioning in Tall Athletes With This Tool

Have you ever tried training a Giraffe? It’s different, not like training other animals like tigers or lions. The long legs make for some interesting adjustments to angles and reaches. In our weight room I lovingly refer to many of our basketball and volleyball players as giraffes. Their long arms and legs are a factor

2020-02-18T11:57:14-06:00By |

The Death of Sweaty Weight Vests

Designed for Coaches in Mind If you've ever used weight vests in your program, you might be familiar with the pain they come with. ReadyArmor Weight Vests aren't your run-of-the-mill, sweat-soaked, poorly-fitting vests made for distance running. They are loaded with coach-friendly features and are uniquely designed to provide form-fitting, wearable resistance for improving athletic

2020-02-17T11:07:01-06:00By |

How to Add Landmine Variations to Your Program

The landmine pertains to an angled barbell movement where one end of the barbell is on the ground and the opposite end is held by the lifter. Because the barbell sits on the ground, either stuck in a corner or a landmine slot, it creates a wide range of motion that can use utilized for

2020-02-05T08:54:22-06:00By |

The Best Way to Fix Inner Elbow Pain

Any athlete that trains hard for their sport may encounter some inner elbow pain at some point. The most common advice is to just stop lifting. But if you want to be a competitive athlete, you can’t afford to not keep up your strength and conditioning. It’s what gives you an edge. If you are

2020-01-28T12:46:55-06:00By |