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.
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.
Because, as Strength coaches, we are working with competitive athletes, we know that it's inevitable that they will get injured while playing their particular sport(s), or heaven forbid, even…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by John Weatherly Feb 10, 2012.
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 — 2 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
Whether your goals are health/wellness related, cosmetic, athletic, or all of the above, circuits can provide both benefits and limitations. Specifically, when coaching larger groups of athletes in the weight room, circuits can allow you to quickly and efficiently move them through a work out. This is helpful if you're working with a team that only has 20-30 minutes before they have to get to practice, or in a high school or middle school setting where class time is limited. It also…Continue
Posted on October 9, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment