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strength training

March 22, 2012

Powerline: Strength training for the multisport athlete

As far as strength training has come in gaining acceptance and being embraced by the athletic community as a vital component to success, some archaic and unfounded notions still prevail. A common dilemma at the high school level is the splintering...


February 22, 2012

Powerline: Utilizing a multi-joint combo routine

It's no secret that one of best ways to increase overall strength and add some good, solid, power-producing muscle weight is to focus on resistance movements that engage the body's larger muscle groups. But, to do this effectively, the incorporati...


July 26, 2010

Tip From The Trenches – More SNAPP Suggestions

Editor’s Note: This is the continuation of Ken Mannie’s August 2010 article appearing in the print edition of Coach & Athletic Director.More SNAPP Suggestions: Gaining and maintaining good, solid muscle weight can be a problem for som...


May 6, 2010

Tip From The Trenches – Summertime Safety

The summer heat will soon be nipping at the back of our necks. Prior to embarking on the summer conditioning program, it would be wise to review the precautions, signs, symptoms, and necessary actions associated with heat-related stresses.• Athl...


April 22, 2010

Powerline: Serious strength requires serious training

Strength and power are two inextricably linked indices that are pursued incessantly by coaches and athletes on a year-round basis. These two physiological siblings are necessities in athletic development, skill improvement, body composition enhanceme...


March 18, 2010

The benefits of variable resistance in training

Strength and conditioning coaches are always searching for ways to improve the equipment they have been blessed (or cursed) with. Some prefer free weights, others are more receptive to machines, while coaches like myself will incorporate all kinds...


March 11, 2010

Spartan 300 Training

Long before the release of Warner Brothers’ blockbuster movie, 300, I came across an article chronicling the extremely challenging and brutally intense training regimen the actors endured prior to filming.Through six months of workout sessions ...