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weight training

May 3, 2018

Powerline: Script variations for total body workouts

When planning offseason strength training days and frequency, some coaches prefer non-consecutive days of total body workouts. The most common reason is the need to consolidate lifting sessions to no more than three days per week for facility reserva...


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...


January 10, 2018

Powerline: Reminders for the winter strength training program

January marks the beginning of the offseason training program for many fall sports, thus prompting me to offer some suggestions for planning it in this Powerline installment. Depending upon postseason play, many programs start their winter trainin...


December 7, 2017

Powerline: Returning to action after a layoff

There have been some unfortunate incidents involving collegiate student-athletes related to conditioning procedures. Several of these occurrences took place after the athletes returned from an extended break. The return point from a long layoff is...


November 20, 2017

Fundraising for the dream weight room

Jordan Schumaker remembers his coaching staff’s first request last year when he became the athletic director at Butler (Ohio) High School. “We need to do something in regards to the weight room,” the coaches told him. The school already h...