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Kenny Toth
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Relation to the Strength & Conditioning Industry?
High School Coach, Professional Coach, Athlete, Student
Name of School, Team or Business
Job Title
Strength Coach
Current Job Description
"Building Better Athletes"
Occupation, Business, or Team Information
Strength coach "Institute of Iron"
Training since 1972
-Powerlifting 1978-present
-Track and Field coach (weight events) 1984-1990
- Asst. football coach Carteret High School 1984-1996
-Head Strength coach Carteret High School 1984-2006
-olympic weightlifting competitor 1994 - present ( 30 contests)
-Amateur Highland Game athlete and meet promoter 1994- present ( 30+ meets)
Amateur strongman athlete and meet promoter 1996-present (10 meets)
-masters track and field 2011 season Hammer, Discus ,Shot
-President INSTITUTE OF IRON specific sport training
Sports that you coach (if applicable - select all that apply).
Strength/Training, Football, Wrestling, Track & Field, Combat Sports
Level that you coach (if applicable).
College, High School, Youth

Mission Statement

We teach the values of hard, intelligent, consistent work, while empowering the athlete to significantly increase their performance capability, decrease injury potential and develop all components of their athleticism.
"Building Better Athletes"
We do not train athletes to become bodybuilders, powerlifters or Olympic style weightlifters; rather, we train athletes to become better athletes. We train athletes to develop the components of athleticism; strength, power, flexibility, speed, agility, footwork, endurance,metabolic condition, body composition, mental focus and motivation. ◦We utilize the principle of specificity, and therefore use free weight training as much as possible. Free weights allow athletes to move athletically, and not in a fixed motion pattern like most machines. We train movements and thereby train the muscles that produce these movements.
◦We utilize explosive power training (plyometrics, split snatch, power shrugs, split cleans, presses, jerks, and power squats). Athletes with great power and explosiveness, for the most part, dominate athletics. With all other things being equal, the athlete with the greatest power and explosiveness will dominate his opponent. We follow a sequential progression, in order to maximize safety and optimize success, for all explosive power movements.

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Posted on May 19, 2014 at 5:18pm

Hardcore Gym Ha Ha


by Justin Leonard


#16 - at least 60% of the gym members bring gallon jugs of water to drink while working out.

And what's funny about this one is that the jugs are only about a third full. I've seen several gallon jugs, but I've never seen someone finish a full one during the course of a…


Posted on February 13, 2011 at 12:16pm

Kill Season ?


This is the type of reaction that I was getting at with my last blog . Not to attack but to question . The general public (faculty, parents , athletes ,even sport coaches). I feel it is not exercises selection or protocol but mointoring that might need to be looked at.

K Toth




Offseason workouts need changes before the next funeral…


Posted on January 28, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Hard Work or Insanity :Iowa Players Hospitalized after workout

Iowa athletics director Gary Barta, left, speaks at a press conference in December as football coach Kirk Ferentz, right, looks on. Barta said in a statement on Tuesday that the school's next step is to figure out what made the football players ill so it can be avoided in the future.

By Tom Witosky and Bryce Miller, Des Moines Register

IOWA CITY — Two… Continue

Posted on January 26, 2011 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

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At 1:23pm on March 19, 2013, Lewis Caralla said…

The Michigan Football Strength Staff would like to personally invite you to our Strength Clinic on Saturday April 20th. We are very excited about our speaker line-up and would love to have you with us. If you are interested you can go to the link below to register. Thanks and Go Blue.

At 9:09pm on March 27, 2011, Scott Tusic said…

Just signed up for this website Kenny. Look forward in lifting ideas with you. Goodluck and stay strong.


At 8:20pm on March 23, 2011, Anthony Renna said…
Thanks Kenny, glad you like the show!
At 2:15pm on February 21, 2011, Joe Schafer said…
Thanks for the invite Kenny, I would love to stop by.  Your gym looks awesome.  I'm interning in the Pittsburgh area right now, perhaps I'll stop by next time I drive back to NYC.  Be Well.
At 2:24pm on February 13, 2011, Chris Wood said…

Thanks for the add... Always up for a good shop talk.



At 7:14pm on January 6, 2011, M.K. McRae said…
Thanks Kenny, if I get a chance to make it up your way i'ldd love to stop by.
At 11:12am on January 6, 2011, Troy Richard Rininger said…
Ken, thanks for the comment! hopefully we gather some different resources and information for one another to make both our programs/athletes the best they can be! also nice to see a PA Man on here! take care and keep working hard!
At 4:46pm on January 2, 2011, buddy morris said…
ken, thanks for the compliment> but like all of us on here we are all just average< what makes us what we are is young athletes who work hard for us. no one program/system is better than any other.
At 11:03pm on December 28, 2010, Dean Maddalone said…


It would be my pleasure to to speak to you about strength and conditioning. Our facility on Long Island NY uses a combination of Traditional, Olympic Lifting as well as strongman implementation in training our athletes.

Look forward hearing from you.


At 9:17pm on December 28, 2010, Chuck Brightbill said…

Hey Kenny,

Glad to hear your club is not far from my location. I'm always interested in talking strength and conditioning!




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