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4 Oct 2018

Top 5 Lifts Every Athlete Should Master

2018-10-04T14:03:18+00:00By |

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 [...]

28 Sep 2018

Top 5 Keys to Transferring the Weight Room to the Playing Field

2018-10-03T09:33:18+00:00By |

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. [...]

23 Aug 2018

Training for Power: A Closer Look at the Process.

2018-08-23T16:26:40+00:00By |

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, [...]

14 Aug 2018

4 Expert Tips to Develop Power in your High School Weight Room

2018-08-13T13:24:36+00:00By |

There is only one way to sprint, and that is fast. Training for Power in the weight room follows that analogy. To develop power you have to train fast. This analogy is also about recovery. To train for speed, do fewer reps with full recovery between sets. The same goes for lifting. To train for [...]

17 Jul 2018

Ballistic Training: The Best Method to Develop Athletic Power

2018-07-20T09:40:58+00:00By |

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 [...]

5 Jun 2018

Nutrition Talk – Proper Nutrition for Athletic Performance [Video]

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

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 [...]

15 May 2018

Agility Training Components and Drills

2018-05-15T11:58:24+00:00By |

As fans of sports and coaches of athletes on many levels, we tune in daily to see amazing feats of athleticism. Agility is a major contributor to these “feats”. There are three important agility training components: acceleration, deceleration, and balance. The athlete’s ability to accelerate and decelerate both linearly and laterally is necessary to compete [...]

25 Apr 2018

Agility vs. Change of Direction [Video]

2018-07-24T15:09:05+00:00By |

One of the hot topics in the world of strength & conditioning and sports performance is how to actually train for improving agility. The debate comes down to the definition of agility and how it differs from change of direction, and ultimately what you are actually training. There is one significant difference between the two [...]

18 Apr 2018

Programming Agility Drills for Your Teams

2018-09-07T08:51:54+00:00By |

Recently I had the opportunity to work with a freshman team sports physical education class.  I don’t remember what our first unit was, but I remember what I did on day one.  I started with agility drills.  I figured if we were going to be teaching a group of youngsters how to play sports, we [...]

12 Apr 2018

Speed Development: The Role of Your Arms and Hands

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

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 [...]