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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 |

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 |

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 |

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,

2018-08-23T16:26:40-06:00By |

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

2018-12-10T17:07:19-06:00By |

3 Factors for Weight Room Time Management

Whether working with youth, college, and/or elite athletes, the subject of weight room time management for the strength coach or performance enhancement specialist can always be a sensitive topic. In a world where we are in a constant time crunch, the average athlete is no different. With a laundry list of items pulling at the

2018-12-21T11:08:49-06:00By |

Optimizing Team Workouts for Effectiveness and Efficiency [Video]

When it comes to optimization of your team workouts, organization is key. In this blog, I will cover a few areas in effective and efficient workouts to accommodate large numbers of athletes in your weight room. Facility Setup and Layout The first component is to look at the setup of your facility. This is to

2019-05-20T14:04:51-06:00By |

Time Management in the Weight Room

My sophomore year in High School I took a careers test, like all of us have done.  I was rather confused when my results came back and indicated that I would make a great air traffic controller.  I thought that was about as far from what I wanted to do in life I quickly dismissed

2019-05-23T11:55:17-06:00By |

6 Steps for Weight Room Management: Get in, Get Strong, and Get out

Designing group workouts in a facility that caters to personal training, members, and group training takes some careful pre-planning and thought.  The program needs to be structured to maximize work time and minimize rest time.  This also needs to be done in a way to keep equipment available for members and personal training clients, but

2019-05-23T12:01:44-06:00By |