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.
Generate power in your athletes with these non-olympic lifting exercises! The power-producing exercises use med balls, kettlebells and plyo boxes.
At Higher Power Training, we literally go ballistic over balls. We have a lot of balls at HPT. We have med balls that go from 5 to 100 pounds. We have med balls that bounce, med balls that don’t, med balls on ropes and med balls with handles. Why so many balls? Because when you [...]
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. [...]