28 Jun 2018

High School Weight Room Scheduling and Workouts For Efficiency

2018-07-24T14:58:40+00:00By |

When most high school strength & conditioning coaches start out in the field, their goal is to establish a sound program within their school and one where all teams are involved.  When starting from scratch or starting a new program, most begin with a few sports and then build from there as the program grows.  [...]

21 Jun 2018

A Complete Nutrition Guide for High School Athletes

2018-07-24T14:57:45+00:00By |

I’ve been a strength and conditioning coach for 20 years.  I have seen a lot of trends, methods, etc. and have fielded thousands of questions from parents and athletes.  I would have to honestly say the majority of questions center around nutrition and supplements.  People want to get bigger and stronger, now obviously this happens [...]

19 Jun 2018

Maximize Athletic Performance During Competition with the Right Nutrition

2018-06-19T13:58:24+00:00By |

Nutrition is always a hot button issue when it relates to athletes and overall performance. What an athlete eats or drinks before, after, and during a competition can have a great effect on the scope of their performance. With the modern athlete realizing the extreme importance in recovery, post-competition fueling is of extreme importance in [...]

5 Jun 2018

Nutrition Talk – Proper Nutrition for Athletic Performance [Video]

2018-07-24T14:56:53+00:00By |

Having sound principles of nutrition can have a large impact on the performance and recovery for your athletes. Typically, we want our athletes to be stronger, faster, and more explosive. A part of this is being properly fueled for athletic performance and having a leaner (more muscle, less fat) physique. Educating our athletes about what [...]

25 May 2018

3 Factors for Weight Room Time Management

2018-06-05T08:40:43+00:00By |

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 [...]

18 May 2018

Optimizing Team Workouts for Effectiveness and Efficiency [Video]

2018-06-19T12:44:21+00:00By |

When it comes to optimization of your team workouts, organization is key. In this blog, I will cover a few areas you can address 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 [...]

15 May 2018

Agility Training Components and Drills

2018-05-15T11:58:24+00:00By |

As fans of sports and coaches of athletes on many levels, we tune in daily to see amazing feats of athleticism. Agility is a major contributor to these “feats”. There are three important agility training components: acceleration, deceleration, and balance. The athlete’s ability to accelerate and decelerate both linearly and laterally is necessary to compete [...]

11 May 2018

Time Management in the Weight Room

2018-05-11T10:42:43+00:00By |

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 [...]

4 May 2018

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

2018-06-05T08:54:20+00:00By |

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 [...]