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May 14, 2017

Powerline: Improving work ethic and developing leaders

In an article that recently appeared in Coach & Athletic Director, the author referenced the book "Millennials go to College," written by Neil Howe and William Strauss, as the lead-in for his discussion. There were some interesting bullet poi...

May 10, 2017

Considerations for in-season strength training

The offseason is a key period for athletic development in the weight room, but don’t make the mistake of pausing your strength program when the season kicks off. Protocols must be adjusted to accommodate the grueling season, but in-season streng...

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

Powerline: 5 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

Powerline: 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...