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July 2013 Blog Posts (24)

Speed and Strength Coach Wanted

I am the Head Trainer of EM Speed and Power Training. We are always looking for good trainers who are willing to learn and grow. We train all sports and all ages. Trainers would need to work out of the Inland Empire, Orange County, or Los Angeles.

Added by John Daniels on July 29, 2013 at 5:22pm — 1 Comment

Great Advice & Food for Thought

Some wise words of wisdom and some real food for thought from Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz: “Grow with discipline.  Balance intuition with rigor.  Innovate around the core.  Don’t embrace status quo.  Find new ways to see.  Never expect a silver bullet.  Get your hands dirty.  Listen with empathy and overcommunicate with transparency.  Tell your story, refusing to let others define you.  Use authentic experiences to…


Added by Vern Gambetta on July 26, 2013 at 5:51am — No Comments

USA Track & Field Coaching Education – An Overview (Part Three)

This is Part Three of the original article that appeared in the IAAF Technical Journal that was published under the title "Coaches Education - a perspective," New Studies In Athletics, Vol. 6 # 4,1991, pp. 7-11

Can you teach someone to coach?  Coaching is definitely an art.  It is a feel for saying and doing…


Added by Vern Gambetta on July 25, 2013 at 7:23am — 1 Comment

USA Track & Field Coaching Education – An Overview (Part Two)

Part Two of the article that appeared in the IAAF Technical Journal it was published under the title "Coaches Education - a perspective," New Studies In Athletics, Vol. 6 # 4,1991, pp. 7-11

The curriculum is composed of two basic components:  sport science and event specific.  The goal in each area was to teach…


Added by Vern Gambetta on July 24, 2013 at 6:47am — No Comments

USA Track & Field Coaching Education – An Overview (Part One)

A couple of weeks ago when going through some old computer files I came across an article I wrote on the USA Track & Field (Then known as TAC) Coaching Education program. This weekend I will be going to the USOTC in Chula Vista for some planning meetings on the coaching education program. As I have gotten back involved over the last eighteen months I have become increasingly aware of how few people know the history…


Added by Vern Gambetta on July 23, 2013 at 7:51am — No Comments

Men's basketball strength and conditioning coach Alan Bishop plays a key role in team preparation.

As posted on UT Arlington's website:

ARLINGTON, Texas – Alan Bishop is busy all year. As UT Arlington's men's basketball strength and conditioning coach, the work never ends.

But the summer, more so than any other, is Coach Bishop's time. That's when his work with the men's team hits overdrive. The Mavericks are already showing the fruits of that…


Added by David Harris on July 22, 2013 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Training Log 7/19/13 Repetitive Upper/Lower GPP

Hips have been getting better with the extra GPP and stretching.  After evaluating the form, it was decided to change the squat.  Today was the first day squatting and it was good.

1) Roll out/Warm Up

2) Posterior Hip Capsule

   90/90 Breathing

   Adductor Inhibition

3) Over Head Toss (3:5)

    Power Clean (3:3)

4) Banded Bench

   *** (40 Rep @ 65%)

5) Push Press (3:8)



Added by No Limit Sports Performance on July 19, 2013 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Cut to the Chase

Focus clearly only on what needs to be done to get training results that translate in competition performance. This demands focus on the training tasks that are meaningful. Eliminate the nice to do activities that make you tired but don’t make you better. It is so trite to say but less is more. Find out what works and keep fine-tuning and tweaking that to achieve continual adaptation. Variety and variation for the sake…


Added by Vern Gambetta on July 19, 2013 at 11:10am — No Comments

Steve Spurrier Was Told Jadeveon Clowney Recently Ran Sub 4.5 40-Yard Dash

What's your reaction to this?

The mythos of Jadeveon Clowney grows larger each day. 

According to Willie Smith of The Greenville News, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said at SEC media days that he's heard reports of Clowney running a sub-4.5 40-yard dash.

Click here to go…


Added by Strength Performance on July 17, 2013 at 12:33am — No Comments

Oblique & Intercostals Injuries

TimLincecumseparation Oblique strains and pulls and intercostals strains are injuries that you seldom saw or heard of fifteen to twenty years ago. The two injuries are different injuries; I think one mistake is to group them together. Now they are both a very common occurrence in baseball both…


Added by Vern Gambetta on July 16, 2013 at 8:39am — 1 Comment

Communication – Getting the Message Across

11507629-portrait-of-young-man-shouting-with-megaphone-indoor Effective coaching is about sending and receiving messages. Notice I said sending and receiving. It is a two way process. Effective messages are clear, on point and brief. The message should be conveyed with appropriate emotion and content that elicits the desired action…


Added by Vern Gambetta on July 15, 2013 at 6:44am — No Comments

The Evolution of the Football Player

From the article posted on Men's Health News:  

It isn’t the fastest recorded time ever at the NFL Draft Combine, but 4.50 seconds in the 40-yard dash is still blazing. Add that speed to a 6’3”, 248-pound defensive end like Seattle Seahawks first-round pick Bruce Irvin—who was the fastest lineman clocked in 2012—and you create a nightmare for quarterbacks.

Bigger, stronger,…


Added by David Harris on July 14, 2013 at 1:25pm — 2 Comments

Pay The Piper

There are no shortcuts, crash programs or quick fixes that will get you there faster. You will always have to pay the piper whether it is sooner or later. It is better to pay up front by being very thorough in the development process with a balanced program that builds a solid foundation. All components of fitness must be trained at all times of the training year and the career, just the proportion and emphasis changes…


Added by Vern Gambetta on July 13, 2013 at 8:21am — No Comments

Potential internship opportunities

I know these posts can be annoying to some, but I'm currently searching for an internship either within the collegiate or professional realm. 

As for a little about me, I recently graduated from Saginaw Valley State University (Michigan) with a Bachelor's of Kinesiology degree. While there I volunteered 100 hours with the strength and conditioning department and also was a member of the varsity baseball team. For the last 3 seasons, I was a middle infield coach, also running my…


Added by Phil Hartt, CSCS on July 11, 2013 at 5:52pm — 2 Comments

Sleepy Glutes/Low Back Pain

Many people with low back pain and Desk jobs will find that their Glutes are hard to activate.  When the glutes are hard to activate, the Adductors take the brunt of the work which will lead to trigger points and imbalances in the Hips.  Try taking a couple weeks off your lower body training and focus on cleaning the hips up with these basic exercises.  

Foam Roll

Dynamic Warm Up

Posterior Hip Capsule Stretch [2:2min] each leg

Adductor Inhibition…


Added by No Limit Sports Performance on July 11, 2013 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Coaching Art and Science

Good effective coaching demands a careful blend of art AND science. It is not an either or proposition. Modern coaching necessitates that the coach have a sound foundation in sports science which means the coach is educated in sports science, but is not a sport scientist. You can learn the science in school or by reading, you can’t learn to coach in a classroom, online or in a book. You must get out and practice…


Added by Vern Gambetta on July 11, 2013 at 9:32am — No Comments

Training Log 7/9/13

These past couple weeks I have decided to cut out heavy squats and deads to work on cleaning up the hips and focus on some much needed GPP.... Also with the upper body, I have decided to do more Repetitive work and build the base as well.

**** Feel free to comment/Ask Questions 

1. Foam Roll, (The Foam roll is actually pvc and rope.. be prepared)

2. Dynamic Warmup 

3. Clapping Push Up 3:4

    Plyo Push Up 3:5

4. Rack…


Added by No Limit Sports Performance on July 10, 2013 at 2:18pm — No Comments

The Essence of Coaching

Coaching is teaching, no oAbd0-011 ne epitomized this more than John Wooden. Wooden always desc…


Added by Vern Gambetta on July 10, 2013 at 10:06am — No Comments

Grip Training: More than an Afterthought

Grip Training

Added by Mark Watts on July 9, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments

How to be an exercise guru

So you want to be a guru? Here are some helpful tips I have learned through observation of many of the well-known gurus in action.

Make everything as complex as possible, it you are not sure make it more complicated.…


Added by Vern Gambetta on July 9, 2013 at 8:49am — 1 Comment

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