22 Aug 2019

How to Implement the Contralateral Circuit Training

2019-08-23T15:44:58-05:00By |

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 [...]

15 Aug 2019

Three Anti-Extension (Core) Exercises Every Athlete Should Master

2019-08-15T15:37:20-05:00By |

An efficient core allows for optimal acceleration, deceleration, and stabilization of the kinetic chain during functional movement. Core training is a vital aspect and common practice of functioning athletes at all levels. To the average fitness enthusiast, core development might mean rippling washboard abs, but for the competing athlete looking to develop true functional strength, [...]

7 Aug 2019

3 Superset Mistakes High School Strength Coaches Make

2019-08-07T14:41:07-05:00By |

My coaching goal is to be as effective and efficient as possible. In other words, I strive to yield the best results in the least amount of time. Therefore, I am a big fan of using supersets (pairing exercises), as opposed to single station training (performing one exercise at a time). Research continually shows that [...]

1 Aug 2019

Sprint Mechanics for Your Athletes

2019-07-31T09:39:35-05:00By |

Most athletes and coaches strive for increased speed as an important aspect of their training. To achieve that goal, our summer program incorporates a lot of sprint mechanics out on the field and track. We also employ a great system for training multiple athletes at once called the grid system. To set up the grid, [...]

18 Jun 2019

Utilizing a Repetition Range Strength Program

2019-06-18T08:22:16-05:00By |

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 [...]

16 May 2019

How to Get in Shape for Hockey (Fast)

2019-06-06T10:10:08-05:00By |

It has been said that speed kills, but what kills speed?  Fatigue kills speed. You may be the fastest skater, but if you get tired faster than other players, you will soon be the slowest.  You may be the most powerful athlete, but when you get tired, you will be the weakest. This allowed Muhammed [...]

14 May 2019

How to Increase Power with Complex Training

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

“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 [...]

9 May 2019

3 Quick Tips to Improve Agility in Young Athletes

2019-05-31T16:00:35-05:00By |

Speed and agility classes are some of the most common fitness classes you’ll find in commercial performance facilities across the country. But the speed and agility discipline is also one of the most abused, misunderstood, and incorrectly coached in the athletic development industry. This trend is primarily driven by scores of parents looking to make [...]

3 Apr 2019

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

2019-05-15T11:13:41-05:00By |

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: