Information from ESPN.com Pac-10 writer Ted Miller and The Associated Press was used in this report.
LOS ANGELES -- Southern California tailback Stafon Johnson is unlikely to play again this season after a falling weight bar crushed his neck and larynx.
The senior who scored the No. 7 Trojans' go-ahead touchdown against Ohio State two weeks ago was bench-pressing when the bar slipped from his right hand and fell onto his throat.
Johnson was in critical… Continue
Added by David Harris on September 29, 2009 at 11:00pm —
I'm reading Million Dollar Habits by Brian Tracy. If you'd like to roll your eyes, go ahead, but it's a fantastic book. It's not a cheat-the-system, work four hours a week book. It's a set goals, take action, achieve your goals book. I'm probably the least organized, most over-worrying, procrastination prone individual I know, therefore books like this help me to ease my anxiety before I go to bed, and set my mind straight when I wake up.
I bought the book because it was recommended… Continue
Added by Joe Bonyai on September 24, 2009 at 7:08pm —
Anyone here familiar with Schroeders methods. Some of them seem kind of crazy, and his claims about Extreme Isometrics are way over the top. I incorporated them into my teams programs the past two years with some interesting results.
You can listen to my experience here:
Added by sjsuassist on September 23, 2009 at 5:27pm —
For those of you who were unable to get on the call last night regarding the Hop & Stop Test, I have posted on my site at www.athletebydesign.com.
It was a great discussion and there were a ton of quality coaches who made the call!
Added by Jeremy Boone on September 22, 2009 at 9:24pm —
Many of you are using or have used the 'Hop & Stop' test which looks at the following components:
1. Single Leg Force Production
2. Single Leg Force Absorption
3. Symmetery Score (comparing each leg in both categories above)
If you are not aware of the Hop & Stop Test go to http://tinyurl.com/lbyz8g.
In response to recent questions and comments about the test, there is a FREE teleclinic tomorrow night, Monday Sept. 21, 2009, at… Continue
Added by Jeremy Boone on September 20, 2009 at 8:18pm —
As I mentioned in Part I, never tell an endurance athlete that in order to prevent injury and improve performance they should take time away from the road or water and hit the weights (even if it is true). Here are a few ways to redevelop your strategy for getting endurance athletes excited about your training:
1) Check out endurance training magazines and websites. Realize that their is garbage like this… Continue
Added by Joe Bonyai on September 17, 2009 at 9:13pm —
There may not be a harder sell than to convince an endurance athlete to lift like your other teams/athletes. So close Excel, throw the Bompa-text to the side, and start doing something we (well, at least I) never want to experience - think like an endurance athlete.
The success of your program will be directly related to 1) how well you understand what is going through your athletes' heads 2)how well you can manipulate your current strategy to supplement
Added by Joe Bonyai on September 13, 2009 at 8:59pm —
A new article of mine has been posted on www.sbcoachescollege.com .. and unfortunately the title might be misleading. Even though the article appears to be geared towards rotational-sport athletes, I should admit that the good majority of the exercises I mention in the article, I happen to use with every athlete, in a very similar order. With that said...in the article I outline a "mat series" of prehab work that certainly, if nothing else, flows. It's a routine that's time, space, and… Continue
Added by Joe Bonyai on September 8, 2009 at 9:48pm —
For those interested, the latest NSCA bulletin has been published: Version 31.09, concerning the month of September 2009.
To view and/or download the document click here
NOTE: When clicking on the above link it may take up to 30-seconds for the bulletin to open.
To view all previous bulletins, click… Continue
Added by David Harris on September 4, 2009 at 1:07am —
Mini-hurdles have become a popular tool for iimproving both linear and lateral speed over the last few years. However, as is usually the case, many coaches simply have their athletes run through various drills thinking that their athletes are actually improving!
Here are two cases in point:
I recently watched a group of about thirty freshman football players participate in a speed session hosted by a self-proclaimed 'speed expert' performance company. In the middle… Continue
Added by Jeremy Boone on September 2, 2009 at 9:49pm —
I will be looking to sale 5 of our 9' power racks.They are made by ArrowHawk Industries. It is a local company here in Clinton, SC. They will be $1,000 a piece or best offer. If you are interested contact me at the number below.
Head Strength Coach
Added by Matt Taylor on September 2, 2009 at 3:51pm —
Where is the best place to buy quality chains and bands for squat and bench?
Added by Wes Herlocker on September 2, 2009 at 2:36pm —
Where is the best place to buy tendo units?
Added by Wes Herlocker on September 2, 2009 at 11:58am —
For those of you interested in speed development, I just posted a very basic video on assessing speed mechanics.
I will be posting some live video assesment of change of direction here in the next few days as well.
To view the video just click on the 'view all' videos and you will find the title 'Assessing Speed Mechanics'.
Hope you enjoy it!
Added by Jeremy Boone on September 1, 2009 at 11:24pm —
Just wanted to say a quick thanks to all of you who took part in the 'Coaching Mindset' teleclinic. The responses were very encouraging and there will be another in the near future for those that were unable to attend.
There is also a free dvd on the 'Athlete Mindset Course' that is now available for those that are interested. Here is the link:
Added by Jeremy Boone on September 1, 2009 at 11:17pm —
If you played baseball, softball, basketball, lacrosse...in fact, if you've ever had anything thrown at you (and caught it), you can teach an athlete to decelerate and change direction. Sound weird? I'm right there with you...
The way in which an athlete stops, cuts, and changes direction is very similar to the way they are taught to catch a ball. They must arrange their limbs in a proper position to receive the pass, while keeping or placing their body in the optimal position to… Continue
Added by Joe Bonyai on August 27, 2009 at 9:26pm —
Don't get me wrong, I am all for establishing a standard set of physical testing norms for a team during preseason, but it is important to be aware of what message you are sending to your players when doing so.
By all means set the bar high and let your players know your level of expectation regarding fitness for example, but make sure the parameters are realistic for the players and not totally out of their control. Here are two examples that prove my point:
1. A Div. 1… Continue
Added by Jeremy Boone on August 24, 2009 at 12:00pm —
To me, exercise selection comes down to one thing - does the exercise serve as an evaluation of something I'm looking to improve specific to that athlete? This allows me to evaluate an athlete's progression every week, every workout, every set, every rep. And by evaluation, I don't just mean general strength or agility. Movement quality and integrated functioning of the lower body, torso, and upper body is the key.
In context, I work with mostly high school aged athletes, who have 0… Continue
Added by Joe Bonyai on August 20, 2009 at 10:22pm —
Added by Brian Hill on August 14, 2009 at 10:00am —
This short post isn't about nutrition. In a recent interview for TMuscle, Alwyn Cosgrove brought up a great point - stop criticizing other coaches and programs that get results. It's such a simple principle (but those are the ones that we tend to keep coming back to), but I guess it sticks more coming from a giant like Alwyn. Argument and non-constructive criticism are a set back for all parties involved. Time spent arguing is time spent gaining pride and losing interpersonal relationships -… Continue
Added by Joe Bonyai on August 11, 2009 at 10:39pm —