As performance coaches we spend a good portion of our time looking to put our youth athletes in the best situations to have success in their athletic endeavors. With more access to information than at any time before in our society. The rush to over-specialization has been rampant in youth sports, with topics like the [...]
As you begin to look at the process of either a new facility or replacing your current equipment, there are a few questions that are important to begin with. These will assist you in the direction that you may want to go.
I take a lot of pride in my weight room. Maintaining the equipment that we've purchased and keeping it organized is incredibly important to me. Here are 7 weight room organization tips that I use to keep it looking new.
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 [...]
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. [...]
When we talk about multi-dimensional movement and transference from the weight room to the field we are talking about the three planes of movement. Typically, they are discussed as: Sagittal, Frontal, and Transverse.
Want to instantly jump higher? Warm-up to a heavy single somewhere between 85% of your one rep max or greater. Rest a couple minutes. Then test your vertical jump. If you rested long enough, you surely jumped to new heights.
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, [...]
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 [...]
When training to develop power, three things come to mind: Tools, techniques and tactics. Here are 5 keys you can use for developing power in your athletes.