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April 2017 Blog Posts (10)

History of S&C in Professional Baseball

Check out 5-part segment at http://baseballstrength.org/

Added by Gene Coleman on April 27, 2017 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Physical Fitness

Wikipedia defines physical fitness as a measure of the human body's ability to function efficiently and effectively in work and leisure activities, to be healthy, to resist hypokinetic diseases, and to meet emergency situations.

I like this definition of physical fitness.  It describes what we're trying to achieve in many situations by employing strength training and conditioning activities.  I'll say…

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Added by John Mikula on April 24, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Athletes and Injury Counseling

Well, last week marked another week with a trend that I'd care not to see.  Another week talking with athletes, former athletes, and others who are getting injured while training.  It really perplexes me to the point that I just don't get it.  I mean if an athlete is getting hurt while training, then why shift the blame to the athlete?  At some point, a prudent coach has to take a look at her or himself and query maybe its something I'm doing?…

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Added by John Mikula on April 23, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

What if the Evidence is Flawed?

There is a stampede toward evidence based practice in medicine and sport science, but as I take a step back and look at this I have some very profound concerns. The biggest concern is what if the evidence is flawed? I encourage you to read this article (John P. A. Ioannidis Why Most Published Research Findings Are False…
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Added by Vern Gambetta on April 21, 2017 at 8:08am — No Comments

7 Advantages of Total Body Splits

7 Advantages of Total Body Splits

Total body training days have their advantages and disadvantages as do every program any athlete has ever done.  Many coaches will tell you the best program is the one you’re not on right now.  There is always a time and place for a variety of programs a coach may design in an athlete’s long term development. One of the more common constructs of training we see are the 4-Day Upper / Lower…

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Added by Zach Dechant on April 19, 2017 at 11:53am — No Comments

Greatest Coach You Have Never Heard Of

You know John Wooden, you know Geno Auriemma at UConn or the late Pat Summit but how about Jim Steen? While the coach at Kenyon College the men’s team won twenty­-nine consecutive National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III championship titles while the women’s teams won twenty­-one.  That record of fifty titles surpasses those of any other coaches in any NCAA sport. I had the privilege of working…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on April 17, 2017 at 7:56am — No Comments

Working Backwards

Steve Jobs had a saying something to the effect that before you develop the technology, you need to understand the customer experience and work backward from there.



https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/start-customer-experience-work-backwards-steve-jobs-gary-stockton



Strength and conditioning coaches could learn from this. Instead of just developing pathways to develop… Continue

Added by John Mikula on April 17, 2017 at 7:48am — No Comments

Mental Toughness?

I abhor the term “mental toughness” and all the implications and baggage that comes with it. It is not part of my coaching vocabulary or practice. I want to help my athletes be mentally strong and understand why they are doing what they are doing. There are tough workouts and there are easy workouts all directed toward one goal: Preparing a robust adaptable athlete who is ready to thrive in the competitive arena.…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on April 12, 2017 at 7:56am — No Comments

Implementing Ipad's into Weight Room

Hello fellow colleagues, 

I am in the process of implementing Ipads into our weight room and using them for each lift Utilizing Teambuildr. Since I am not really familiar with the tech world I was wondering if y'all could help with a few questions/suggestions.

1. What size/model is best for this scenario? (I will run max of 4 athletes)

2. Mounting the Ipad: Should I, did you, mount it on the rack or use a stand? (I have limited space leaning more towards…

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Added by Everett "Lee" Scott Jr. on April 7, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Why Performance Happens at the Team Level

SPECIAL EDITION podcast 'Why Performance Happens at a Team Level'

In this Coach Your Best Podcast episode I discuss all things leadership, culture, team building, optimal learning, and more with Dr. Ed Hoffman, Former Chief Knowledge Officer NASA…

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Added by Jeremy Boone on April 2, 2017 at 8:39am — No Comments

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