November 26, 2013

Powerline: Keeping athletes strong all season

September is the time for the sights, sounds, colors and excitement that football ushers in — in addition to being the starting point for a host of other fall sports. The long, hot summer months of conditioning drills, strength training and skill e...

October 17, 2012

Building a better athlete at Muskego High School

It’s early Monday morning and Mike Nitka sits patiently in his dimly lit office at Muskego High School (Wisconsin), waiting for his freshman human performance class to crowd the adjoining locker room. [caption id="attachment_25814" align="alignr...

October 20, 2011

Powerline: Helping train women, injured athletes

Just as with all other aspects of athletics, a comprehensive strength-training program has numerous special-needs situations that require more than just a passing glance. This Powerline installment takes a closer look at issues that envelop two of...

October 21, 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...

October 7, 2010

Powerline: Don’t neglect the neck in strength training

“Do your players truly invest adequate time and effort in strengthening their necks?” It is my hope that everyone answered with a resounding, affirmative yes. In football, as well as every other sport where violent collisions are part of the ...