Added by Mike Jolly on December 11, 2013 at 5:58pm — No Comments
Dr. Robert Cantu, the prominent neurosurgeon out of Boston and undisputed concussion expert, has stated that a lineman in the NFL, on one 80 yard drive, can sustain up to 18 sub-concussive blows. 18! 15,000 in a ten year NFL career!
With that in mind what is more dangerous to the athletes - Concussive Blows or Sub-Concussive Blows?
Michael Felder, who is the national college football lead writer for the Bleacher Report covered a debate titled “To Ban or not Ban College…Continue
Top 3 Reasons why Baseball Players NEED to Train During the Season!
Another busy baseball season is upon us and many players are trying to juggle practices, games and schoolwork. Add in-season training to this schedule and a player really has to be disciplined with his/her time. SST athletes maintain a 2 days per week in-season program throughout their busy schedule. How do they manage to…Continue
Added by Larry Jusdanis on August 7, 2013 at 3:26pm — No Comments
Originally posted on www.RonMcKeefery.com
Mike Gerber in his book E-Myth Revisted mentions that a business owner must have 3 personalities to have a chance at having a successful business. It is…Continue
Added by Ron McKeefery on February 25, 2013 at 10:38am — No Comments
Originally posted on www.RonMcKeefery.com By Ryan Flood, Assistant Strength Coach Arkansas State University
John Salka is a Battalion Chief in the New York Fire Department and wrote a book titled…Continue
Added by Ron McKeefery on February 25, 2013 at 10:36am — No Comments
Originally posted on www.RonMcKeefery.com
With the NSCA and AFCA National Conference right around the corner, I had time to reflect back on my first experience going to them. My first national conference as a young coach was both thrilling and terrifying. Thrilling because there was so much information being given, terrifying because I was there by myself and it seemed like everyone knew each other but me.
I tried hard…Continue
The answer to that question is unfortunately no. BUT we can greatly reduce the effect of violent blows to the head by building a strong neck that dissipates the force of the blow down through a strong neck cylinder into the body. It is now fact that a strong neck can minimize and reduce the devastation that contact to the head can cause. I have been a college football coach and strength coach and have seen the debilitating injuries caused by poor neck strength. We as…Continue
Added by Mike Jolly on December 12, 2012 at 12:51pm — No Comments
If one can't do the press-behind-neck PAIN FREE-soft tissue limitations are usually responsible for those limitations
The weight for a 1RM press-behind-neck from a seated position should represent 66% of the weight used for 1RM in the close-grip bench press
The weight that can be lifted for 8 reps on each dumbbell on an overhead press should represent 29% of the close-grip bench press measure
Added by Jeff Green on August 8, 2012 at 3:10pm — No Comments
Strength Performance Network (SPN) turned 4 years old today. Since it's creation on July 11, 2008, SPN has gained over 8,000 members from the strength and conditioning profession.
Thanks to everyone that continue to support the site. We couldn't do it without you!
Added by Strength Performance on July 11, 2012 at 12:47pm — No Comments
This is an article that I wrote over 10 years ago and i feel that the fundamentals behind why i wrote sadly still holds true today.
I hope you enjoy.
I am fascinated…Continue
I would like to thank Brian Harris for allowing Westside Barbell to become a partner within this community of Strength Coaches . It is always good to share information ,both ways, especially with a group of like minded thinkers, people who want to develop optimally in order to reach their full potential whether it be as a coach,athlete or maybe even both. I would like to start my blog with my view on…Continue
Hunter Carter, University
|The value of neck strength in the game of football should be pretty obvious, but the truth is that neck strength is important no matter what sport you play...
This fellow, a football player at the University of Tennessee…
Added by John Wood on March 19, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Blog post via AnthonyMychal.com:
A sad part of the human psyche, largely ingrained from public schooling, is failing to take initiative. Not to go all Seth Godin, but look at the newspaper clipping sitting to the left. There’s a good chance that someone noticed this misprint. But it wasn’t corrected. Printers print. Editors edit. It’s not a Printers job to be an…Continue
Added by Strength Performance on March 12, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments
Players will be able to walk straight from the 120-yard practice field into the new weight room — a 22,000 square foot "multilevel thunderdome of power," as it's called in UT's promotional video for the facility. Along with the standard free weights, machines, cardiovascular training equipment — which will be situated on a deck that overlooks…Continue
Added by Strength Performance on February 15, 2012 at 7:44pm — No Comments
Larry Burton (Panama City Beach, Fl) On the few times that visitors are allowed to watch the University of Alabama football team practice, one person inevitably gets their attention quickly, and many scratch their heads, not recognizing the man leading the opening drills, clearly in charge and clearly commanding the…Continue
Added by Strength Performance on February 3, 2012 at 12:31pm — No Comments
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State head football coach Bill O'Brienhas announced the appointment of Craig Fitzgerald as Director of Strength and Conditioning for Football.
Fitzgerald joins the Penn State staff following three seasons as Director of Football Strength…Continue
Added by Strength Performance on January 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
How important is a College Football Strength and Conditioning Coach?
I just read an article in which Nick Saban and Urban Meyer called their Strength and Conditioning Coach the most important assistant…
The ink has barley dried on Jeff Fisher's new contract with the St. Louis Rams. Since signing the deal on Tuesday, Fisher has been in the process of filling out his coaching staff. Those efforts hit a road block on Thursday when the…Continue
By Rob Oller
Coach Urban Meyer saved the best for last. Standing on the wooden floor of Value City Arena at halftime of Ohio State’s men’s basketball game against Indiana, he introduced — not a veiled guarantee…Continue
Added by Strength Performance on January 17, 2012 at 1:03pm — No Comments