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Will Osburn
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  • Nashville, TN
  • United States
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College Coach
Name of School, Team or Business
Lipscomb University
Job Title
Assistant Director of Strenght & Conditioning
Current Job Description
Will Osburn has been the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning at Lipscomb University since 2007. He has been an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) since 2003 and recently received the Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) designation. Currently, Will oversees the Strength and Conditioning programming for Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Golf, Women’s Golf, Softball and Volleyball and previously worked extensively with Track and Field, Cross Country, and Tennis. In addition, Will has piloted an internship program in association with the Kinesiology Department which has mentored competent and now successful Strength & Conditioning Coaches.
Past Job Experience
Prior to becoming the Strength and Conditioning Coach at Lipscomb, Will was a Strength & Conditioning Coach at The Delta Fitness Club in Nashville, TN and a Fitness Screener for Impact Health in Nashville, TN.
Will graduated from Lipscomb University in 2002 with a degree in Exercise Science and earned a Masters of Education in 2009.

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At 9:02am on September 2, 2011, Kristina Jeffries said…
Hey Will! Nice pics! How is everything goin??

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- A discussion about grip strength and straps

Functional strength is the type of strength athletes seek for improved sport performance and reduced risk of injury. Functional strength is also the type of strength that you would use in non-gym situations. Most arguments for the use of weightlifting straps come from people who are interested in weight training for aesthetic value or body building, not for functionality.

When considering weightlifting, it is practically inefficient to neglect your hands (grip strength), as they are…


Posted on September 30, 2011 at 11:28pm — 11 Comments

Good quote from Dr Stuart McGill

"The use of machines that buttress joints and restrict range of motion at specific joints not only retard the various levels of motor learning required for optimal functional performance, but can encode patterns that are detrimental to both performance and the avoidance of injury."

- Dr Stuart McGill


Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance - Fourth Edition

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 11:16pm — 1 Comment


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