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strength training

October 8, 2015

Powerline: Supporting your in-season strength program

It is the advent of the fall sports season, and with that comes the administrative details surrounding the organization and implementation of the in-season strength training program. Unlike the offseason calendar, the in-season presents a host of obs...


July 26, 2015

Strength & conditioning experts offer their best tips (part 2)

Click here to read part 1 New equipment At the high school level, it can be quite the process to get approval for a new piece of equipment for the weight room. With tight budgets, sometimes you need to make a comprehensive argument as to why this e...


July 26, 2015

Strength and conditioning experts offer their best tips

Strength and conditioning programs at the high-school level vary greatly from wealthy districts that can afford some of the best equipment and top coaches to the less-affluent areas, where old equipment is cherished and coaches may have less expe...


July 6, 2015

Establishing standards and leadership in the weight room

It would not take a great deal of evaluation to determine that most of your athletes’ time is spent training for their respective sports. Much of this time is spent in the weight room with teammates and coaches, thus creating an environment and opp...


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...


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 ...


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 ...