It’s a classic quote – and let me premise the article by saying that there is a lot of truth in that statement. However, it is not absolute truth.
Strength coaches hear about the principle of tracking and measuring a lot. Blogs and podcasts mention how coaches should be tracking staff performance through managerial assessments. Many directors of strength programs spend time developing and recording on…Continue
Posted on September 26, 2017 at 10:00am
As a professional Strength and Conditioning Coach, how many jobs have you applied for and not even made it past the first cut?
You have 5 years of full-time experience, your master’s degree, and worked with many high caliber athletic programs only to get left out of the interview process for a job that you meet the requirements for. You could be on the other side of the coin as well. An undergraduate intern looking for more opportunities to learn or find that graduate assistant…Continue
Posted on September 21, 2017 at 10:13am
In the past few months, there has been a strong argument put out for lifting less during the week for offseason training. Normal logic has the majority of coaches opting for the 4x per week method: More lifting with sufficient rest = bigger gains. However, two leaders in the S&C field - with a lot of success to their names - have strongly advocated for reexamining why we train our athletes in the weight room that one extra day.
Recently, Training and Conditioning Magazine…Continue
Posted on December 17, 2015 at 12:30pm
It's an endless debate: What is the ultimate team sport? For years, each sport has made its case by framing the many areas in which a team can succeed - and fail - based on the whole team's performance.
There is no reason to mince words: The weight room is the ultimate team sport.
Here are a few reasons why:
1. The Weight Room Doesn't Care How Talented an Athlete Is
Of all the characteristics that help athletes become great during…Continue
Posted on December 7, 2015 at 7:11pm