In the past couple of years, veganism has become very popular. It is not considered as a specific plant-based diet anymore but as a way of life, and becoming vegan means changing your life upside down and creating a new, healthy lifestyle. But is choosing veganism a good option for athletes and does it really give them enough strength to match their meat-eating competitors?
Over the last few years, more and…Continue
The Laws of Strength and Conditioning: An Athletes Agreement
By Matthew Johnson, M.S, CSCS
Director of Strength and Conditioning George Washington University
At George Washington University we value the coach-athlete relationship. In order to reach peak performance both parties are responsible. As strength coaches, our job is to motivate, educate, plan and provide structure to our athletes performance enhancement.
Below is a list of…Continue
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Looks like Nebraska has found their replacement as James Dobson moves to the Vanderbilt program. Mark Philipp is the new Nebraska football strength coach reporting to both Mike Riley and Boyd Epley: http://www.cornnation.com/2014/12/20/7427587/mark-philipp-nebraska-huskers-strength-conditioning-james-dobson
Added by David Harris on December 21, 2014 at 6:32am — No Comments
Teambuildr recently announced a team texting feature. You can check out the feature below. I'm interested to hear if/how online collaboration is changing how strength coaches communicate to and with the teams under their charge. Do you communicate to your athletes online and/or use an online platform to enable your athletes to communicate to each other about their training challenges and wins in a secure environment? …Continue
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Not everyone at South Florida was happy that former Bulls DE Aaron Lynch was taken in the fifth round of…Continue
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The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) welcomed Strength Performance Network (SPN) to the 2014 conference again this year. They have always been gracious hosts and this year was no different. Thank you.
SPN has attended more than a few NSCA conferences at this point and, personally, I’ve attended even more. I can tell you that the quality of presenters and the knowledge brought to the event by the attendees has grown year-over-year. The strength…Continue
Added by David Harris on January 13, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments
As participation in youth sports has continued to grow, the establishment of independent strength and conditioning facilities aimed at helping young athletes develop a strong foundation on which they can continue to develop themselves physically and mentally seems like a natural progression in the evolution of the industry. Given the resources provided by the educational institutions that most youth athletes play for today, however, I’ve been curious about how these independent facilities…Continue
Added by David Harris on January 11, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Last night I have the amazing opportunity to listen to a presentation by Joe Ehrmann. Joe was an All-American football player and letterman in lacrosse at Syracuse. He later played in the NFL for 13 years. While his athletic accomplishments are impressive, they in no way define the man. Quite the contrary. Joe took his experiences as a player, reflected on the impact the various coaches in his career had on his life and thoughtfully and introspectively combined those insights with the…Continue
Added by David Harris on January 11, 2014 at 9:34am — No Comments
I joined a presentation by Sarah Snyder, MS, RD, LDN, CSCS at 3pm EST today. Sarah's presentation focused on the "re" in recovery.
Sarah is the Director of Sports Nutrition for the University of Florida (UF) Athletic Department. Snyder provides nutrition services and programming at UF for football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, women’s soccer, and lacrosse. Prior to joining UF, Snyder worked at Athletes’…Continue
Added by David Harris on January 10, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments
I had a chance to listen to Jason Cole, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D today at 2pm EST. Jason is an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Michigan, currently focusing on the baseball, tennis and men's soccer teams. Coach Cole was also one of three finalists for this year's NSCA Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.
The integration of the strength and conditioning philosophy with that of a sport coaching staff is paramount to a program’s success.…
Added by David Harris on January 10, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD is currently speaking at the conference on the topic of supplements. The most immediate learning from the presentation is that the nutrition needs for every athlete are going to be unique. Strength and conditioning professionals are doing their athletes a disservice if we don't take the time to fully evaluate the unique needs of each athlete including their nutrition history, their goals for the future and what is truly best for the…Continue
Added by David Harris on January 10, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments
I arrived at the Coaches Conference last night. After traveling through the snow and managing flight delays to what is currently a very snowy Indianapolis, I arrived at the JW Marriott in and was immediately presented with the opportunity to talk to Jon Jost, Director of Strength and Conditioning at Florida State University and the person many consider the "Father of Strength and Conditioning": Boyd Epley. Boyd founded the collegiate strength and conditioning is currently the Senior…Continue
Added by David Harris on January 10, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by David Harris on July 22, 2013 at 11:38pm — No Comments
Lance Armstrong admitted doping during the time he won his 7 Tour de France titles. As professionals in the strength and conditioning industry, what are your thoughts?
Each February, hundreds of the very best college football players are invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Ind., where executives, coaches, scouts and doctors from all 32 NFL teams conduct an intense, four-day job interview in advance of the NFL Draft. Here is a brief breakdown of the measurable drills:
The 40-yard dash is the marquee event at the combine. It's kind of like the 100-meters at the Olympics: It's all about speed,…
Added by David Harris on March 5, 2012 at 9:33pm — No Comments
In a recent study released today, 1 in 6 children are considered "obese". This isn't a new revelation and I'd venture to say that the results of this study made few raise an eyebrow given that the sight of overweight children seems to move closer to the norm with every passing year.
I'll stop short of saying that it's become an "acceptable" norm as I'd like to continue to believe the percentage of society that doesn't believe overweight children is acceptable still…Continue
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Aug. 26, 2011
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Former New York Knicks assistant coach Greg Brittenham has…Continue
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