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coaching

February 3, 2010

Training Days

Perhaps the basic responsibility of the strength coach is to sift through his sources of strength-training information and develop a day-to-day program of the exercises that best fit his athletes.The proliferation of professional organizations, the c...


February 3, 2010

Spartan Rotation

Coaches are always searching for conditioning drills that fit the specific needs of their sport while concurrently adding enough variety to keep things interesting and challenging.This is especially true when dealing with “anaerobic” or &...


February 3, 2010

Sliding into a Strong Core

Core training is one of the current strength and conditioning trends that has launched a multitude of diverse applications and filled the pages of equipment catalogues with a wide array of assistive paraphernalia.Practitioners no longer treat the "ab...


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...