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…Continue
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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…Continue
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I love to ponder stuff. I love to read research. And, I love to read differing opinions of strength and conditioning. I really look forward to having my thinking challenged. I wasn't always this way, though. There was a time that any challenge to my thinking made me bristle with antagonism, but over the years this has changed. I think for the better. I don't have all of the answers, actually probably very few, but I'm willing to keep trying to ask better…Continue
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Gym enthusiasts, while pursuing their goals to get fit, often seem to forget how serious the consequences can be if they’re negligent and exercise more than they’re capable of. We all want to see the results of our workout as soon as possible, but this doesn’t mean that we should…Continue
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Just as it is difficult to build your entire lifestyle and include a challenging, ever-changing workout to make things interesting, it is painfully simple to break a single habit that can affect your health and deprive you of those priceless hours at the gym, lifting heavy stuff. And once you’ve stopped training, muscle memory alone won’t be enough to get you back on track.
As Allen Saunders cleverly puts it: “Life is what…Continue
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I feel that it is absolutely vital to ponder, quantify, qualify, and examine strength and conditioning training as it is being facilitated. This means more than just writing on a dry erase board, Power Cleans, 3 x 6 at 85% 1 RM. Training has to be more than just lifting a weight. …Continue
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One of the current problems facing the strength and conditioning profession (if we can term it that), is competency. One definition that Webster uses to define competent is "having the ability to be legally qualified." Right here, we should stop and ponder…Continue
Today I want to talk about what Sport Yoga is by starting with what it isn't. It's not your typical yoga. There are no inversions. We don't do down dog. We don't end with shavasana. We don't settle deep into the muscle or the joint. It's not about never having "tweeks" but about being able to absorb them and move on!
Sport Yoga is about the muscles being able to adapt to change quickly and efficiently. It's about filling all the "air…
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Hutto HS in Hutto Texas is searching for Super Cat or Bear Squat Machine. If you know of one for sale in the state please let me know at email@example.com.
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This piece is a must read for all those interested in coaching athletes. thttp://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/the-unregulated-world-of-strength-coaches-and-college-footballs-killing-season/ Let me preface this post by stating that this is not an impulsive post in reaction to this article. (More extensive discussion of this will be on tomorrows GAINcast, to down load and listen go…Continue
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Anyone who knows me or has regularly read this blog or followed me on social media knows that I am vehemently anti-drug. So, it may seem strange to have a post on a primer for drug use and how to beat the system but I think this will give you context for looking at the issue. This is what I have seen up close and personal in my 48 years of coaching how athletes and coaches beat the system.…Continue
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Olympic lifting is a sport. That sport consists of lifting as much weight as possible in the clean and jerk and the snatch. Those lifts have a high technical demand, but the skill is a closed skill that occurs in one plane through a narrow range of movement. The Olympic lifting movements do produce tremendous power production because of the distance the weight must travel, the weight and the speed requirements. This…Continue
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Here's a template out of my strength and conditioning coaching notebook. I use variations of this "Progressions" concept extensively with good results. The athletes at each station complete the 2 exercises and then rotate. I could have up to 8 athletes doing the progressions and up to another 8 running simultaneously. Pretty simple, but dynamic concept, that works indoor/outdoor, various size groups, and various skill groups. …Continue
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This book is truly a classic! It had and continues to have a huge influence on my coaching. Even though the Fourth edition was published in 1985, many of the concepts and principles are as relevant today as they were then. Even though this is a track & field oriented book it is a must read for all coaches who are interested in coaching the person in a systematic and…
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Hey, I make no bones about it, I was raised on 80s metal music and still love it. One of my favorite bands is Queensryche. They made popular a song called The Eyes of a Stranger, here's a few lines:…Continue
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