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February 3, 2010

Organizing and Administering Football’s Off-Season Program

Stay competitiveThe advent of the New Year means it’s time for football coaches to formulate and implement their off-season programs.Many high school coaches are already well into their winter workouts and taking advantage of this critical time...

February 3, 2010

Odds ’N Ends: Covering Strength Training’s Details

Strength coaches tend to have their personal short-list of “core lifts” that they have determined to be vital in overall development.Conversely, they have a stash of “auxiliary lifts” that they occasionally break out for varie...

February 3, 2010

Strength and conditioning: Learning the ropes

Many years ago, I learned the value of using thick ropes for developing a crushing grip. It was truly an educational experience, highlighted with a great deal of initial discomfort and lingering soreness. Much of this knowledge was unsolicited throu...

February 3, 2010

Strength training: No substitute for hard work

With all of the trendy strength training approaches available these days, it becomes easy to lose sight of the single-most important premise of all - hard work. Regardless of your basic beliefs and training philosophy, we all know that there are o...

February 3, 2010

Exercises, Equipment Modes, and Rep Duration

The training landscape is in a state of continual flux, and the ongoing changes, updates, and emergence of proposed cutting-edge devices and techniques makes for interesting and thought-provoking debates among practitioners.The inquiries I receive th...

February 3, 2010

Chemical Conundrum: Beyond The Mitchell Report

The timeline leading to the release of Senator George Mitchell’s document on the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PED’s) in MLB on December 13, 2007 had a cryptic and inauspicious beginning way back on June 7, 1991.On that day, then-co...

February 3, 2010

Career path for the strength and conditioning professional

The strength and conditioning profession has certainly burgeoned over the past 30 years, in both supply and demand. Running parallel with this progress has been the heightened interest by many young people in career opportunities in the field. In ...

February 3, 2010

Fueling the body for competition

Athletes are taught that being a part of a winning team requires discipline and attention to detail in the classroom, on and off the field, and in the food choices they put on their plate. In today’s frenetic fa(s)t-food world, the latter ca...

February 3, 2010

Emphasizing strength training in women’s sports

Not too long ago, it seemed as if female strength training was on trial and had to be defended before and after every workout. Currently, we would all like to believe that it's a well-known and widely accepted fact that tough, aggressive, progress...