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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

2019-08-29T14:32:54-06:00By |

Utilizing a Repetition Range Strength Program

Using a repetition range training system for high school athletes is a great way to increase strength performance. In addition, it establishes the proper training mindset. Through systematic goal-setting and periodization of workouts, athletes can focus their workouts on effort. But it isn’t just about max effort—it is about the work that goes into the

2019-06-18T08:22:16-06:00By |

How to Increase Power with Complex Training

“How can I increase my vertical?” I get this question all the time, typically at the beginning of class when all our physical education students are assembling in the gym prior to taking attendance. It’s usually the freshman boys, as they all take turns trying to jump up and touch a basketball rim. There are

2019-05-14T14:38:15-06:00By |

Game-day Lifting and Why Your Athletes Should Be Doing It

Sport coaches, athletes, and parents often feel that athletes should avoid lifting on game days, for fear that they will be too tired to compete at a high level. We have found, however, that correct and consistent weight training on game day can help to improve performance.  History Avoiding lifting on the same day as

2019-05-15T11:43:14-06:00By |

Blog Series: Intangible Skills All Super Athletes Have (Part 3)

As March wanes and April rounds the corner, athletes gear up for summer sports all over the country. If your off-season it’s a great time for young athletes to focus on improvement during their spring training programs. In the final part in this series, we will focus on four final intangible skills that every athlete needs to be the best version of themselves. Coach your athletes to master these, and you will help them to become more well-rounded athletes in the long run.Here are the final four intangible skills that super athletes have in spades:

2019-08-16T13:24:49-06:00By |

6 Fitness Slider Exercises Every Athlete Needs

If I could give just one tool that develops strength, movement control, stability, and flexibility all at the same time, it would be fitness sliders! Why Do I Like Fitness Sliders So Much? Fitness sliders are extremely portable and you can take travel with them.  They can even fit in a laptop bag.Fitness sliders require

2019-05-20T08:40:16-06:00By |

Top 5 Indoor Sled Drills for High School Athletes

Running and sprinting against resistance is one of the best ways athletes can complement their speed training, increase ground force production, and focus on speed and running. One of the best ways to incorporate resistance running into workouts is sled pulls. There’s just one problem: Those of us who live in a cold clime are

2019-05-20T08:31:06-06:00By |

Blog Series: 4 Intangible Skills All Super Athletes Have (Part 1)

We love to watch the most gifted athletes in our favorite sports perform on the biggest stages. We marvel at the athletic feats of legends like Lebron James and Steph Curry. But athletic prowess isn’t the only skillset that differentiates from the competition. These super athletes possess another set of intangible skills that puts them

2019-05-20T09:11:16-06:00By |

Top 5 Lifts Every Athlete Should Master

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

2019-09-17T09:45:40-06:00By |