18 Jul 2017

Resistance Sprints For Increasing Speed

2018-06-25T12:07:59+00:00 By |

  Using Resisted Sprints to Increase Speed When it comes to speed development, there are all kinds of factors involved. Yet it really boils down to one primary thing - ground force production.  The athletes that can produce the greatest force against the ground while sprinting will be the fastest.  It’s as simple as that.  [...]

11 Jul 2017

3 Ways to Improve the 20 Yard Dash in Tall, Young Athletes

2018-06-25T12:07:26+00:00 By |

There are 3 ways to improve the 20 yard dash in young athletes. Tall, young athletes usually suffer from 3 things. Short stride length. Weak gluteal strength. Improper body angle in the first 10 yards. One thing we work with every athlete is trying to get to the first 10 yards in few steps as [...]

6 Jul 2017

4 Warmup Exercises for the Posterior Chain

2018-06-25T12:09:26+00:00 By |

In order to improve performance and avoid injury in our field athletes, it's essential to select appropriate warmup exercises for the posterior chain prior.  The posterior chain is the workhorse of all sporting activity. Comprised of the biceps femoris, gluteus maximus, erector spinae muscle group, etc. these muscles are the primary hip extensors and knee flexors responsible [...]

27 Jun 2017

Turf in the Weight Room: How It Can Benefit Your Program

2018-06-25T12:09:58+00:00 By |

Adding Turf in the Weight Room, From Start To Finish Here is Pt. II of our video series with Wayzata HS Head Strength Coach Ryan Johnson. In our first video here, we covered their new weight room and the how and why behind it's design and function. Today, we're digging deeper into The Wayzata Strength [...]

20 Jun 2017

How to Build a Positive Team Culture

2018-06-25T12:11:53+00:00 By |

Building a positive team culture provides a foundation of integrity, loyalty, and work ethic that can permeate throughout a program. Ever been on a team consumed with negativity, poor leadership and conflict? That kind of environment can be very frustrating.  Considering no matter how hard the athletes train, poor team culture seems to continuously interfere with consistency and performance. [...]

13 Jun 2017

Managing Large Workout Groups In A Less-Than-Large Weight Room

2018-06-25T12:10:25+00:00 By |

One of the biggest challenges that high school strength coaches have to deal with is working with large groups of students and athletes.  Trying to figure out the best way for a large group to get in an effective workout in a weight room is tough for most of us.  Almost all high school strength [...]

7 Jun 2017

Fast and Efficient Travel Workouts for Personal Training Clients

2018-06-25T12:10:54+00:00 By |

One of my favorite sayings is “Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail”.  However, the key to surviving and thriving on a plan is adaptability.  Can your programming for clients be altered to accommodate the given equipment and time available? As stated earlier “Adaptability of the Plan” is the key to surviving and thriving.  Clients may [...]

31 May 2017

Weight Room Design: Perennial Athletic Powerhouse Wayzata High School

2018-06-25T12:12:33+00:00 By |

Wayzata High School debuts their new and improved weight room, which now offers more open space, and updated equipment. This welcoming, and spacious floor plan draws athletes in by offering more personalized training sessions with Coach Ryan Johnson. With this new layout, the equipment is now strategically placed around the room, freeing space and providing [...]

27 Apr 2017

Weight Room Essentials: 5 Weightlifting Bars to Rule them All

2018-06-25T12:13:36+00:00 By |

I don’t believe any coach or trainer would argue that weightlifting bars are the foundation of a quality strength program, and should receive priority when outfitting a strength training facility.  Yet with dozens of bar manufacturers, types, and finishes available at the click of a mouse, navigating the sea of options can be an overwhelming [...]