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

Sport coaches, athletes, and parents often feel that athletes should avoid game-day lifting, 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 a game

2021-06-28T08:37:14-05:00By |

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:

2019-12-31T13:50:41-06:00By |

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 or workout plan. You can’t accomplish every project with these tools, but they will get the job done most of the time! Each of these

2019-12-31T13:40:57-06:00By |

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

As strength coaches, we are always looking for the best ways to help our athletes get faster and stronger. We are constantly reading the latest articles and blogs, attending the newest certification courses and hunting for the best new tools to push our athletes to the next levels of performance greatness. However, that will mean

2019-05-20T10:31:25-05:00By |

Training for Power: A Closer Look at the Process.

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,

2018-08-23T16:26:40-05:00By |

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

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

2020-10-16T11:50:14-05:00By |