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How to Add Fun Competition Workouts to Groups

Coaches are always looking for ways to add fun competition workouts to their programs. In my experience, competition workouts are a great way to break up the monotony of training and can result in team building too. Athletes are competitive by nature, so they enjoy testing their mettle with fun challenges or finishers in group

2019-07-16T09:54:24-05:00By |

How to Get in Shape for Hockey (Fast)

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

2019-08-29T14:40:09-05:00By |

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 |

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

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

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

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

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

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

Programming Agility Drills for Your Teams

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.  If we were going to be teaching a group of youngsters how to play sports, we had better

2019-05-23T12:02:55-05:00By |

Box Squats for Developing Technique and Power

Aside from performing the box squat to reinforce good squatting technique, the exercise itself has restorative qualities. It allows an athlete to squat twice a week without causing over-training or overuse injuries because the exercise is performed with a sub-maximal load (50-75% of 1 repetition maximum). Another advantage the box squat provides is the athlete

2019-05-23T12:10:03-05:00By |

The Squat Every Workout Philosophy

When it comes to squat philosophy, mine is fairly simple - a squat movement is included in every single workout.  If we are doing a 3-day lifting program, we are squatting 3 days.  If we are on a 4-day program, we are squatting 4 days.  The squat, in my opinion, is the most functional lift

2019-05-24T09:35:53-05:00By |

Squatting 101 – Progressions, Benefits, and Myths [Video]

The squat has often been referred to as the “King” of movements in the weight room. To master the King you must, like most things, learn to crawl before you can walk, and then run. In the video below we go through several of the squat progressions that we feel are highly beneficial when you

2018-06-25T11:55:32-05:00By |