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June 11, 2015

The science of altitude training

The practice of training at an altitude is well-known among coaches and athletes, particularly elite athletes. The enhancement of performance, often at sea level, is the main goal for athletes training at an altitude. This is also called “hypoxic...

June 8, 2015

Conditioning for volleyball players

In volleyball, maintaining quickness and power during a rally or set and throughout an entire match is vital to maximize performance. The average rally in Division I NCAA women’s volleyball lasts 13 seconds, but rallies commonly last 30 seconds and...

June 1, 2015

Powerline: Fueling for training and competition

Fueling the body and mind helps student-athletes perform optimally in the classroom, the weight room and in competition. Here at Michigan State, our strength/conditioning, sports medicine and sports nutrition staffs work in concert to provide ...

May 18, 2015

Powerline: A Spartan approach to progressive overload

Progressive overload is more than just a catch phrase in strength training. It is a vital criterion that embodies the very essence of a strength training program and is the ultimate catalyst for the physical improvement that everyone expects to accru...

April 23, 2015

Stronger than ever

Texas school’s weight room making tremendous impact With limited space and no great place for a weight room, Liberty Christian School (Argyle, Texas) had to improvise. Its middle school, which held classes in nice portables, had some rooms ...

April 1, 2015

Video: Coaching, mentoring and leadership in the weight room

In February, Michigan State University hosted a strength and conditioning clinic that offered some great insight for those in the team sports industry. Ken Mannie, head strength and conditioning coach at MSU and Coach & Athletic Director colu...

March 12, 2015

Maximizing your weight room

How schools are turning to multi-use equipment to get the best workout When it came time for Georgia Tech to upgrade its weight room, John Sisk wasn’t going to waste the opportunity. The university’s director of player development had redone ...

February 19, 2015

Powerline: Establishing power points in offseason programs

With many athletic programs in the midst of their offseason programs, this is a prime opportunity to discuss one of the critical components of physical training: power development. Coaches across the country are working diligently with their athle...

February 12, 2015

Dry land programs for swimmers

Not every swimming program is fortunate enough to have its own pool, and that forces coaches to find innovative ways to train their athletes without stepping in the water. Because so many teams have been forced to adapt, coaches across the country...

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January 20, 2015

Track & Field: Coaching your jumpers

9 competitive tips to keep your athletes fully prepared The long and triple jumps can be incredibly difficult to prepare for, especially for athletes who may not be accustomed to the event. Because it’s so different from other track and field comp...