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August 2, 2017

NFL rookie melts trophies to make weights for Florida high school

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette wants his accomplishments to inspire others, and he's taking a unique approach to do it. Fournette, who was chosen with the fourth overall pick in this year's NFL Draft, collected roughly ...


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...


February 21, 2017

Strength & Conditioning: Tips from the trenches

During the early phase of offseason preparation, the strength training program usually takes priority. The emphasis on training frequency, workout duration, total sets, rep combinations and overall volume tends to be on the high end. When other ac...


February 20, 2017

Strength evaluation and assessment for the new year

The first steps into 2017 have been taken, and with them come time for assessment, reaffirmation and renewed commitment to achieving goals. The day-to-day operation of a strength and conditioning program presents challenges and the need for troubl...


February 8, 2017

6 common errors made by strength/conditioning coaches

Former Muskego High School (Wisconsin) strength and conditioning coach Mike Nitka spent nearly four decades piecing together the perfect physical education class, maximizing effort from his students while making the most of his abbreviated class peri...


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...


September 22, 2012

Powerline: Increase volume with multiple-set applications

In past Powerline installments, I have discussed the issues, benefits and possible pitfalls of varying set prescriptions per exercise and total volume in a given strength training routine. Many of the inquiries I receive from Coach & Athletic Dir...