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strength

February 18, 2018

Machinery and mechanisms of speed improvement

Speed training protocols are widely varied and sometimes conflicting. One thing you can be assured of, however, is that they are high on every coach’s priority list. In my early coaching years, I read every piece of speed training literature...


May 10, 2017

Considerations for in-season strength training

The offseason is a key period for athletic development in the weight room, but don’t make the mistake of pausing your strength program when the season kicks off. Protocols must be adjusted to accommodate the grueling season, but in-season streng...


November 28, 2016

Powerline: Developing size and strength in young athletes

One of the most prominent dilemmas faced by youth and high school coaches is finding safe, proven and productive ways to accelerate the strength levels and physical development of their athletes. The term “hard gainer” is used prolifically by str...


November 12, 2015

Legend Fitness releases new line of selectorized equipment

Knoxville, Tennessee — Commercial strength manufacturer Legend Fitness unveiled their newest product line, known collectively as the SelectEDGE line. SelectEDGE is a premium line of selectorized strength equipment that will provide fitness club...


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 ...


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...


December 30, 2014

The ‘Spartan Rotation’ conditioning workout

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 “power...