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strength and conditioning

earned
August 20, 2020

Iron Sharpens Iron: Earned, Never Given

Earned. Never Given. — It was a cold, blustery Thanksgiving eve back in the late ‘80’s. At the time, I was the head strength and conditioning coach for the University of Toledo. I was driving on I-80 East, the Ohio Turnpike, with my family from...


running
August 18, 2020

What! No Distance Running?

This summer is different because of the coronavirus, so I’m offering some advice to football strength coaches as they resume activities.  Most athletes have had a long layoff from structured, organized training. As schools are allowed to return...


June 19, 2020

Powerline: Dangerous Dog Days for Student-Athletes

As I’m writing this column for the June publication, no one is sure when training athletes will resume at colleges and high schools. When schools take the locks off weight rooms and training does resume, strength coaches need to be especially caref...


houston
June 15, 2020

Univ. of Houston Suspends Workouts Following 6 Positive COVID-19 Tests

Just 11 days after the University of Houston resumed voluntary workouts for student-athletes, the Cougars have suspended those activities as six student-athletes from various sports have tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement, according to...


Michigan State athletes running
February 4, 2020

Powerline: Health & safety in conditioning programs

[caption id="attachment_28677" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Photos: Ken Mannie[/caption] Without question, the top priorities in athletics are the health, safety and welfare of our student-athletes. This responsibility is shared by administrator...


athlete training
January 16, 2020

Quality of Movement: Strength coaches placing more emphasis on mobility

[caption id="attachment_28546" align="aligncenter" width="492"] Photos: Hewitt Tomlin[/caption] Breathing, movement and quality of life are essential to the human experience. From salespeople to construction workers, movement is an essential part of...


strength training squat
July 1, 2019

Powerline: Conducting a year-end evaluation

[caption id="attachment_27968" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Photo: Ken Mannie[/caption] As the regular school year unwinds, and with summer training procedures on the horizon, it’s an opportune time to evaluate your strength and conditioning p...


June 11, 2019

Strength & conditioning goals for high school student-athletes

{Sponsored} When students learn the discipline of showing up and working hard during voluntary strength and conditioning sessions, they bring that discipline to all other facets of life. By holding the student-athletes accountable for attendance — ...