In a random conversation in the weight room a few weeks ago, our swim coach showed me an App for smart phones called "Coach's Eye". Using your phone, you can film an athlete's technique and then…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Newman Oct 23, 2013.
Does anyone else feel like the NSCA is more concerned about how to get more money out of it's certified professionals (and aspiring certified professionals) than providing resources for us? I…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Sebastian Chamberlain Jun 18, 2013.
I'm proud to call myself a FULL-TIME, HIGH SCHOOL strength & conditioning coach. One reason being the impact potential I have on kids at a young age and two because there are so few of us…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard D. Zacholski Jan 5, 2013.
A debated topic in Strength & Conditioning is whether or not to catch the bar in the quarter/half squat depth or in the below parallel/Olympic depth when doing the Clean movements. There are…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Schall May 22, 2012.
“Please Mom & Dad, I Need to Rest”
In an article by Cliff Sims onYellowhammernews.com he outlines a plea from renown orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, surrounding the year round, youth sports specialization, culture we live in today. This is just one of many articles addressing this topic, some of which have come…Continue
Posted on November 21, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment
It is widely accepted that the Back Squat is the "king" of all lifts.....or to be fair to the ladies we train, the "royalty" of all lifts. In other words, if you were only allowed to do one lift, the back squat would be it. In just the one movement, it provides major athletic benefits (speed, power, flexibility, balance, and of course strength). In just the one movement, it provides major health/wellness benefits because it develops the biggest concentration of muscles in your body, thus…Continue
Posted on May 10, 2013 at 1:17pm — 4 Comments
Whether you're trying to build a strength & conditioning program, a pro sports team, an entire athletics department, a company, or a lemonade stand, there are 4 non-negotiables that have to be in place:
1. A Vision
2. The RIGHT person to implement that vision on a day to day basis
3. Support: administrative/management level and financial
If you start with these, then 1 of 3 things has to happen:
Posted on November 7, 2012 at 9:30am
Over the past several years as we have been developing the physical education department and strength & conditioning program at the school I teach in, we had experimented with different ways on how to incorporate nutrition into the curriculum. Nutrition "seminars" during our summer workout program and various "talks" in our PE classes where large amounts of information were sort of vomitted out, were the methods we chose. But we felt like too many kids were not really applying what…Continue
Posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:27pm