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Jon Jost Trades in His Whistle for a Shovel - A message from Jon Jost, former Director of S&C at FSU

Hello Coaches, Friends and Colleagues,

 

Most of you have probably heard that I resigned from my position at Florida State University, and that my wife and I have moved to Costa Rica where we will live on our coffee farm.  I have…

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Added by Strength Performance on September 7, 2014 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Cards have pioneer in female strength coach Balkovec

Awesome story by Lindsay Berra posted on the St. Louis Cardinals website:

The day starts early at the Cardinals' spring training facility in Jupiter, Fla., when the sun has yet to break the horizon and the outfield is still slick…

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Added by Strength Performance on May 30, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments

Former Buckeyes wrestler finds refuge with football team’s strength program

Checkout this story written by Todd Jones of The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State football: Nick Heflin loses big burden

Former Buckeyes wrestler finds refuge with football team’s strength program

Nick Heflin, who graduated from Ohio State in May, has been able to let go of the hurt from a…

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Added by Strength Performance on May 23, 2014 at 10:33am — No Comments

How the University of Missouri Football Program Became an NFL Pipeline

Checkout this article originally posted on STACK.com:

How the University of Missouri Football Program Became an NFL Pipeline

The University of Missouri football team has spent the better part of the past 20 years mired in mediocrity. From 1994 to 2006, Missouri posted a losing record eight times, and their scarce bowl appearances featured names like “Independence” and…

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Added by Strength Performance on May 17, 2014 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Auburn Football: Russell revitalizes Tigers' strength and conditioning program

Auburn Football: Russell revitalizes Tigers' strength and conditioning program

Dee Ford needed only an hour to see the change Ryan Russell was going to bring to Auburn.

Within days of deciding to forgo the NFL and return for his senior season, Ford was already hard at work.

It was there Auburn’s workout fiend at defensive end first met Russell, who walked into the Tigers’ weight room, as if…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 1, 2014 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Stanford’s Distinct Training Regimen Redefines Strength

Stanford’s Distinct Training Regimen Redefines Strength

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Inside the Stanford weight room earlier this football season, there were weight vests and wooden sticks and core boards. There were kettle bells and roller pads and something called a Bod Pod, a white, egg-shaped contraption that measures body fat.  …

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Added by Strength Performance on December 31, 2013 at 9:45am — No Comments

Steve Spurrier Was Told Jadeveon Clowney Recently Ran Sub 4.5 40-Yard Dash

What's your reaction to this?

The mythos of Jadeveon Clowney grows larger each day. 

According to Willie Smith of The Greenville News, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said at SEC media days that he's heard reports of Clowney running a sub-4.5 40-yard dash.

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Added by Strength Performance on July 17, 2013 at 12:33am — No Comments

Thoughts regarding Lance Armstrong?

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?

Added by Strength Performance on January 17, 2013 at 11:27pm — 7 Comments

Olympic Diets: Jennifer Gibson, U.S. Olympic Committee Nutritionist, On Athletes' Food Secrets

Checkout this article from TheHuffingtonPost.com

I work with an interesting population: the combative and acrobatic sports. That means wrestling, fencing Tae Kwon Do -- things with weight classes that require managing weight really closely.

On the acrobatic side, it's diving, gymnastics, synchronized swimming, all of which require a lean physique…

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Added by Strength Performance on July 30, 2012 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Happy 4th Birthday to Strength Performance Network

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

5 Proposed Tweaks to the Strength and Conditioning Industry

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…

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Added by Strength Performance on March 12, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments

5 questions at the NFL scouting combine

Post from USA Today:

INDIANAPOLIS – Cam Newton was determined to take the scouting combine by storm last February.

Maybe too determined.…

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Added by Strength Performance on February 21, 2012 at 11:16pm — No Comments

New Tennessee Weight Room Includes MMA Cage

Post from GoVolsXtra.com:

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…

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Added by Strength Performance on February 15, 2012 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Jeremy Lin Pre-Season Workout

Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks has been the latest craze the past few weeks. Here's a recent video posted on Strength Performance Network highlighting his pre-season workout:

Added by Strength Performance on February 15, 2012 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Congrats to New York Giant's Super Bowl winning strength and conditioning coaches Jerry Palmieri and Markus Paul

SPN would like to congratulate the New York Giant's Super Bowl winning strength and conditioning coaching staff, Jerry Palmieri and Markus Paul.  Get to know each coach by reading their bios as posted on Giants.com:

 

Jerry…

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Added by Strength Performance on February 6, 2012 at 9:24am — No Comments

Why Strength Coach Scott Cochran Is Alabama Football's Ace in the Hole

Via BleacherReport.com:

 

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…

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Added by Strength Performance on February 3, 2012 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Ohio State football team's strength coach making points fast

Via BucyrusTelegraphForum.com:

COLUMBUS -- All the buzz a few weeks ago about whether Urban Meyer was or wasn't banning his Ohio State football team from Twitter was much ado about nothing.

And here's why.

Meyer and strength coach Mickey Marotti are plotting to make it so tough on the Buckeyes, they'll be too tired to tweet.…

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Added by Strength Performance on February 1, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

Craig Fitzgerald Joins Penn State's Football Staff as Head Strength Coach

Via GoPSUsports.com:

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…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Be A Leader: Ray Lewis' postgame speech

1 Winning Drive takes viewers inside the Ravens' locker room after their loss in the AFC Championship game.  Listen to Ray Lewis' postgame speech:

Added by Strength Performance on January 25, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Importance of the College Football Strength Coach

Blog from Cavalier Power:

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…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 23, 2012 at 5:08pm — 3 Comments

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