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July 3, 2017

Training the posterior chain

A quick observation of many strength programs in action will immediately reveal an out-of-sight, out-of-mind misstep. While aggressively training the anterior musculature with an abundance of movements, the posterior compartments are either severely ...


April 25, 2017

6 nutrition tips to maintain muscle mass

If you do not eat enough, or the timing of your meals is off, you’re on the path to losing muscle mass, depleting energy stores and hitting the proverbial “no energy” wall. Here’s a simple game plan for avoiding this: • Eat breakfast every...


April 24, 2017

Five training tips all coaches must know

It has been said to never let the things that matter the least get in the way of things that matter the most. In the wide and varied world of training activities, that axiom holds special meaning. It can be easy to get caught-up in superficial, insig...


April 19, 2017

Ankle braces add comfort, confidence for athletes of all ages

{Sponsored} Anna Church started playing volleyball at 8 years old. By age 13, she recognized the need for ankle protection and turned to Active Ankle® braces for support. Over the course of a ten-year — and counting — volleyball career, Churc...


April 11, 2017

Developing a strong and powerful base

The muscle complexes of the lower back, hips and lower extremities act as the body’s base and ballast, providing balance and power in just about every physical activity. Some of the largest muscles in the body are housed in these areas, and they po...


March 16, 2017

Four critical vitamins and minerals for athletes

Coaches and trainers often advise athletes to take supplements to meet the demands of workouts and competition. In reality, eating a varied diet is the simplest and most effective way to supply the body with the fuel and nutrients that it requires da...


March 6, 2017

Non-traditional approaches offer new era of strength training

For 26 years, Ethan Banning has trained scores of athletes at all skill levels. He's watched high school athletes earn scholarships, college students reach the pros, and he even helped Boston Red Sox infielder Pablo Sandoval lose 38 pounds before the...


February 21, 2017

Strength & Conditioning: Tips from the trenches

During the early phase of offseason preparation, the strength training program usually takes priority. The emphasis on training frequency, workout duration, total sets, rep combinations and overall volume tends to be on the high end. When other ac...


February 20, 2017

Strength evaluation and assessment for the new year

The first steps into 2017 have been taken, and with them come time for assessment, reaffirmation and renewed commitment to achieving goals. The day-to-day operation of a strength and conditioning program presents challenges and the need for troubl...


February 16, 2017

VIDEO: Challenges facing young strength/conditioning coaches

Michigan State University strength/conditioning coach and Coach & Athletic Director columnist Ken Mannie spoke at the university's 10th annual Strength and Conditioning Clinic last weekend. During the event, he gave a presentation that focused on...