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How to Lose Weight without Losing Strength

With obesity being one of the biggest health concerns around the world, it comes as no surprise that so many people are trying to lose weight. Most people who have succeeded in doing so will tell you that it’s not that easy at all. Success is largely dependent on mental power and the right changes in the daily routine and some people, unfortunately, are unable to see the whole process through.

Even those who have…

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Added by Gabriella Diesendorf on February 25, 2019 at 7:38am — No Comments

2019 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING CLINIC

Added by Robert Stiner Jr. on February 2, 2019 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Athletes Should Build Neck Strength to Avoid Concussions, Rutgers Researchers Recommend

Read this great article about Rutgers research into avoiding concussions. https://news.rutgers.edu/research-news/athletes-should-build-neck-strength-avoid-concussions-rutgers-researchers-recommend/20190114#.XE4z-vZFw2w

Another reason why strengthening the neck is critical to athletes. #concussions #athletics #research #neck…

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Added by Patrick S. Houlahan on January 27, 2019 at 5:57pm — No Comments

2019 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING CLINIC

Added by Robert Stiner Jr. on January 26, 2019 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Rutgers Football

Rutgers Football Spring 2019 volunteer internship. Please email resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Coach Caesar at camartinez@scarletknights.com

Added by Caesar Martinez on November 15, 2018 at 5:46am — No Comments

The Wizard of Foz – Dick Fosbury’s One-Man High Jump Revolution by Bob Welch with Dick Fosbury.

Y ou can learn a lot from athletes’ biographies, especially from someone who innovated like Fosbury did. There are many lessons to be learned from this book both about sport and life through the chronicles of his rise to Olympic Champion and beyond. It is well framed in the context of…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on October 11, 2018 at 9:48am — No Comments

Strategies for Coaching Success

You must know yourself and your strengths and weaknesses as a coach. Just as you expect your athletes to work on their weakness and maximize their strengths you should also. Know the sport that you are working with, become an expert; leave no stone unturned in your search for knowledge. Know the body and how it responds to training. Recognize the role growth and development play in the training process. Learn to see movement…
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Added by Vern Gambetta on October 10, 2018 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Strategies for Coaching Success

You must know yourself and your strengths and weaknesses as a coach. Just as you expect your athletes to work on their weakness and maximize their strengths you should also. Know the sport that you are working with, become an expert; leave no stone unturned in your search for knowledge. Know the body and how it responds to training. Recognize the role growth and development play in the training process. Learn to see movement…
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Added by Vern Gambetta on October 10, 2018 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Commonalities of Movement

Human movement is fundamentally beautiful and flowing. Step back and look at sports from a movement perspective, not a sport skill perspective, you will see a commonality in movement, a beauty and a flow. Start with walking gait. Observe the opposition of the arms and legs and the counter rotation of the shoulders and the hips. Look for this across movements. Gait is a great place to start! All throws look fundamentally the same, all jumps look the same,…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on October 8, 2018 at 8:55am — No Comments

Work Capacity - Application of the Concept

A month ago, I posted on the concept of work capacity, here is the follow-up. The application of the concept of work capacity is based on basic principles:

At younger training ages volume and general work will be the primary stimulus for adaptation. Experience has shown us that with younger athletes anything you do will make the athlete better. The more…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on October 1, 2018 at 11:15am — No Comments

3 Dynamics

I think there are 3 dynamics of athletic-based strength and conditioning that have to be accounted for regardless of the setting, "Physical Fitness, Healthiness, and Readiness." 

Physical fitness is somewhat of a transient term because it's always evolving (progressing/maintaining/regressing) during a training cycle.  Some qualify baseline fitness using maximum oxygen consumption while others use poundage or expressions of power as a means of…

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Added by John Mikula on September 22, 2018 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Contemporary Coaching Challenges

This is an excerpt from my book Athletic Development – The Art & science of Functional Sports Conditioning that I thought was particularly timely.

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“We do not coach in a vacuum. Within our society we have some…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on September 16, 2018 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Work Capacity - The Concept

Work capacity is the ability to tolerate a workload and recover from that workload. In order for an athlete to improve they must be able to do a certain threshold amount of work. They must be able to work at a level that will ensure enough stress to achieve an optimum adaptive response. If they cannot do the work, they will not improve. Therefore, the goal with this type of individual would be to build a work capacity base that fits the specific demands of the…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on September 4, 2018 at 8:59am — No Comments

So, You Want a Coaching Job?

In the course of my fifty years of coaching I have been fortunate to have had great mentors, influences and role models. I learned very early that I was not entitled to anything I had to pay my dues and earn the right to move forward. I constantly had to prove my competence and continue to improve.

In today’s world with increasing specialization and fast tracking I worry about the up and coming generation of coaches.…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on August 30, 2018 at 7:05am — No Comments

So, You Want a Coaching Job?

In the course of my fifty years of coaching I have been fortunate to have had great mentors, influences and role models. I learned very early that I was not entitled to anything I had to pay my dues and earn the right to move forward. I constantly had to prove my competence and continue to improve.

In today’s world with increasing specialization and fast tracking I worry about the up and coming generation of coaches.…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on August 30, 2018 at 7:05am — No Comments

Who Am I?

I am possibly going through an old age identity crisis, but I have been thinking a lot lately about how people define themselves or let other define them. It got me thinking about how I define myself, so at the risk of coming across as vain and self-centered I thought I would share how I define myself. This is partially as a result of spending too many years letting others define me. I have learned to have a chance to make an impact and lead a purposeful life…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on August 15, 2018 at 8:12am — No Comments

Who Am I?

I am possibly going through an old age identity crisis, but I have been thinking a lot lately about how people define themselves or let other define them. It got me thinking about how I define myself, so at the risk of coming across as vain and self-centered I thought I would share how I define myself. This is partially as a result of spending too many years letting others define me. I have learned to have a chance to make an impact and lead a purposeful life…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on August 15, 2018 at 8:12am — No Comments

Who Am I?

I am possibly going through an old age identity crisis, but I have been thinking a lot lately about how people define themselves or let other define them. It got me thinking about how I define myself, so at the risk of coming across as vain and self-centered I thought I would share how I define myself. This is partially as a result of spending too many years letting others define me. I have learned to have a chance to make an impact and lead a purposeful life…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on August 15, 2018 at 8:11am — No Comments

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