27 Mar 2019

The Why Behind Functional Training

2019-04-23T13:27:42-05:00By |

It is important for trainers and coaches to introduce new and effective training strategies not only to keep athletes and clients interested and engaged but to vary the stimulus and achieve desired results. But for a new piece of equipment to be worthy of implementation, it must be versatile, functional, durable, and effective—Gopher Resolute Weight [...]

20 Mar 2019

6 Fitness Slider Exercises Every Athlete Needs

2019-05-20T08:40:16-05:00By |

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 [...]

5 Mar 2019

Top 5 Indoor Sled Drills for High School Athletes

2019-05-20T08:31:06-05:00By |

Running and sprinting against resistance is one of the best ways athletes can complement their speed training, increase ground force production, and focus on speed and running. One of the best ways to incorporate resistance running into workouts is sled pulls. There’s just one problem: Those of us who live in a cold clime are [...]

11 Feb 2019

How to Prevent Injuries with 3 Essential Hamstring Assessments

2019-07-30T09:26:00-05:00By |

Since an injured athlete cannot compete or even practice, injury reduction is the most important benefit of a well designed and executed strength program. Sprinting has a high incidence of hamstring strains, even with elite sprinters. Both Usain Bolt and Andre De Grasse have sustained hamstring strains in world competition. But, athletes are not helpless [...]

24 Jan 2019

Blog Series: 4 Intangible Skills All Super Athletes Have (Part 1)

2019-05-20T09:11:16-05:00By |

We love to watch the most gifted athletes in our favorite sports perform on the biggest stages. We marvel at the athletic feats of legends like Lebron James and Steph Curry. But athletic prowess isn’t the only skillset that differentiates from the competition. These super athletes possess another set of intangible skills that puts them [...]

8 Jan 2019

How to Increase Power with this Hybrid Olympic Lift

2019-01-08T10:24:55-05:00By |

The clean-grip snatch is a variation of the Olympic snatch movement that helps to increase power output. As the name implies, the clean-grip snatch is a snatch performed with a narrow grip (about the width of the grip the athlete uses for their clean in most cases). With a narrower grip, the bar will contact [...]

21 Dec 2018

The Secret Trick to a Better Back Squat

2019-07-31T11:46:55-05:00By |

If your athlete walks in looking like they’ve been riding an ostrich, they will be in big trouble when they squat. It may be time to incorporate the Safety Squat Bar. These athletes have poor levers for squatting. In order to get deep, they will have to lean a great deal. The lift will look [...]

10 Dec 2018

How to Address Limited Space in the Weight Room

2019-05-20T09:42:25-05:00By |

Vertical Bar Rack Weight rooms are often overwhelmed with space issues. They can be filled with bulky equipment and dozens of athletes amid off-season, pre-season, and in-season training. Depending on your athletic program’s size, anywhere from 30 to 300 athletes could be jostled through your weight room per hour. With so much commotion going on [...]