weight room

learning
September 16, 2021

Social-Emotional Learning Through Strength & Conditioning

Sports teach life lessons. At least that’s what we have been told.  In my time as an athlete and coach, I have yet to see a football, a basketball, or a barbell teach a young person about character. However, I have seen countless coaches use th...


surface
May 6, 2021

Selecting the Surface for Your Strength & Conditioning Facility

Every weight room is different, with the following factors to consider: Space Allotment Desired Design Programming Needs Durability Requirements Performance Expectations Maintenance Program Budget And just as not every weigh...


May 7, 2018

Five things to consider when upgrading your weight room

Weight rooms are becoming a hot commodity in high school sports. Here are five things athletic programs should consider before undergoing a training facility project. 1. Consult with coaches. Request feedback from sport coaches regarding their...


March 9, 2018

Where’s your strength coach?

Five reasons all high schools need an experienced & qualified professional in the weight room There’s no better place to arm young people with the tools to be successful in life than in the weight room. A qualified, full-time strength coach is...


April 4, 2013

Powerline: Guidelines for spotters in the weight room

[caption id="attachment_25997" align="alignright" width="308"] Photo: Ken Mannie[/caption] One of the most underestimated and underrated components of a successful strength-training program is the role of the training partner or spotter. Here a...


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...