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November 2012 Blog Posts (24)

PLAE Flooring

We're getting ready to resurface our entire weight room and have been looking into PLAE. For those of you who have worked with PLAE in the past, I was wondering what your personal review of the final product and longevity were? Any and all feedback helps. Thanks all 

Added by Bret Huth on November 30, 2012 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Bumper plate saga continues...

Well atleast today it was something different.....

One of my athletes walks up and hands me a small piece of curved rubber, can't quite tell what it is then when I hold it up its a "2" from one of the 25lb bumpers...

Now the numbers that look like they are part of the bumper are actually peeling off...

The hits just keep on coming....

Added by John Janecek on November 29, 2012 at 5:25pm — No Comments

One Size Fits All

I have a friend who is 5’8” and weighs 165 pounds, I am 5’11” and 195 we cannot wear the same size clothing. That should be obvious, then why do we do that with training. We take one training program and use it as a universal prescription, in other words we make one size fit all. It does not work. It may be convenient to use with a large group but because it is convenient does not make it correct. The challenge is always…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on November 27, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments

Key Abilities

There are certain key abilities that determine success or failure, those abilities are:

Trainability – Can you do the work appropriate for your level of development. Does training match up with your current physical abilities?…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on November 26, 2012 at 7:53am — No Comments

The Training Factors Pyramid (continued)

This is the 12th blog post dedicated to writing my next book called  “BEYOND Functional Training:

Maximizing the Transfer of Training Effects Through Science-based Exercise Selection.”

Below is an excerpt from section 1.1 What is a Needs Analysis

There are several reasons that “physical training” is the bottom of the pyramid:

  • Certain levels of physical ability might be needed to be able to perform the desired technical movement.…
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Added by Karsten Jensen on November 21, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Brilliant Thoughts

This is from the Oregana, the University of Oregon yearbook from 1962 talking about Bill Bowerman and the development of the Track & Field team that won the 1962 NCAA championship and ended USC’s record of a 104 straight dual meet wins.…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on November 21, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments

What Matters

When searching for solutions to a problem It is not what is the matter, that is evident, rather focus on what matters. In order to get meaningful results from training and competition it is imperative to focus on what matters. It is how you do what you do when you do it that counts. Never discount passion and emotion, as they are integral parts of the human spirit. Coach and teach with passion and emotion based on…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on November 20, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Fitness Trends/scams

How do you guys feel about things like p90x Insanity shakeology whatever else is out there?

Added by Jay on November 17, 2012 at 9:09pm — 2 Comments

In Season Post game recover routine

New article on hudl.com on post game recovery. I would love to hear about what other programs are doing post game from that evening through the weekend.  Here is what have done.

Post game recovery and regeneration

Added by Robert Pomazak PES, SES on November 16, 2012 at 10:07pm — 2 Comments

Troy/VTX Bumpers, no luck and still stuck with them...

Round two, no luck and they don't want to do anything.



We have handed it over to the people who wear nice suits and ties.....



Here's the last reply, since they said they are still ok I put two back out on the platforms and they broke out by the end of the day...



This sucks..



Our Texas High School Coaches Association website has these guys on their products page for advertising, working on letting them know how they left us and our…
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Added by John Janecek on November 15, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments

Short Term Thinking

If you only think of the short term and immediate results from training something will always be missing in the long term. Short-term thinking yields immediate results and long term stagnation. Always consider potential second and third order effects. What happens when the initial training effect wears off? Now what? Think process and big picture. Training is cumulative.

Added by Vern Gambetta on November 15, 2012 at 4:36am — 1 Comment

Understanding The Training Factors Pyramid

This is the 11th blog post dedicated to write my next book called “BEYOND Functional Training: Maximizing the Transfer of Training Effects Through Science-based Exercise Selection.”

Below is an excerpt from section 1.1 What is a Needs Analysis

1.1 What is a Needs Analysis?

At the largest perspective, the needs analysis answers the question “What is needed to survive the environment?”  I typically prefer to slightly rephrase the questions and ask “What is needed to…

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Added by Karsten Jensen on November 14, 2012 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Seize the Moment

You can’t seize the moment if you are not in the moment. Be here now, in being, in mind and in spirit, not somewhere else. Being in the moment will make each moment count. The past is gone and the future will take care of itself if you take care of the present. Each moment is precious, use them!

Added by Vern Gambetta on November 14, 2012 at 6:28am — No Comments

How to master the Combine :

New article I wrote on taking your combine skills to the next level. Check it out

http://www.stack.com/2012/11/12/football-combine-drills/combine drills

Added by Robert Pomazak PES, SES on November 13, 2012 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Evidence Based & Peer Reviewed - Does it Matter?

Is it evidence based? Do you have peer-reviewed research to back that up? These are questions I get constantly. I certainly understand that point of view, but coaching is about performance. I know the science, I study the research but coaching is about producing measurable results in the competitive arena. I do not know a coach who is worth their salt who will wait for peer-reviewed research to design their training…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on November 13, 2012 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

In Season Football Training

Check out my new article on inseason football training @ stack.com

In season football training

Added by Robert Pomazak PES, SES on November 10, 2012 at 10:04pm — No Comments

What does it take to dominate the environment?

This is the 10th blog post dedicated to writing my next book “BEYOND Functional Training: Maximizing the Transfer of Training Effects Through Science-based Exercise Selection.”

Below is the introduction to chapter 1: The Needs Analysis

1.The Needs Analysis

“What does it take to dominate the environment?”

When I started working with Danish wrestler Mark O Madsen, in 2006, Mark had already won silver in the…

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Added by Karsten Jensen on November 7, 2012 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Using The 4-3-2 Principle In Leadership

Whether you're trying to build a strength & conditioning program, a pro sports team, an entire athletics department, a company, or a lemonade stand, there are 4 non-negotiables that have to be in place:

1. A Vision

2. The RIGHT person to implement that vision on a day to day basis

3. Support: administrative/management level and financial 

4. Perserverance

If you start with these, then 1 of 3 things has to happen:

1.…

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Added by Dave Schall on November 7, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Thoughts on coaches training

What are your thoughts on this article? Mark Right from Georgia got hurt doing p90x. With all the great resources that Division 1 schools have, I am sure that they can find 20-30 mins to workout. These schools have strength coaches that could easily help coaches be in shape. I think it goes a long ways when coaches take the time to be in great shape themselves as oppose to losing themselves and gaining weight after their playing days. …

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Added by Jay on November 6, 2012 at 6:56pm — 2 Comments

Advanced Olympic Lifting Course (AOLC) to be held at Vanderbilt University, Jan 5-6

AOLC%20Vanderbilt%20flyer.pdf

Advanced Olympic Lifting Course (AOLC) is a new course on Olympic Lifting for Explosive Power that is designed for strength coaches to take their knowledge to the next level.  If you have some background in the Olympic Lifts and want to give your athletes every possible advantage…

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Added by Leo Totten on November 6, 2012 at 2:28pm — No Comments

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