Having a solid plan in place affords coaches the opportunity to adapt and modify a program for athletes of any skill level.
Increase Performance and help prevent common injuries with this simple exercise.
Personally, I love bilateral lifts. There’s not a better feeling in the weight room than loading up the bar and PR-ing your squat. The world is starting to feel that … Continue Reading Don’t Sleep on Single-Leg Variants
Whether you realize it or not, you are always in a constant state of assessment as a lifter or an athlete. You’re always trying to lift more weight, push more … Continue Reading Why You Need to Test
You’ve got your goals nailed down. You picked a training split that works toward those goals and meshes with your work schedule. You added some meat to your program by … Continue Reading Basic Programming, Part 3: Reps & Load Prescription
So yeah, it’s pretty badass to be able to execute a good-looking clean… especially if there’s a little weight on the bar. Likewise, putting up a pretty number on bench … Continue Reading Basic Programming, Part 2: Exercise Selection
Right now someone… somewhere… is opening up a bodybuilding mag in a foolhardy attempt to gain information. The search for information is commendable: when you don’t know what to do, … Continue Reading Basic Programming, Part 1: Training Splits
It’s one of the biggest questions people have when walking up to the dumbbell rack or loading up a bar. “How much weight should I use?” Depending on the type … Continue Reading How Heavy Should I Go?
Check your ego at the door and focus on efficient explosive jumping mechanics.
For some reason, the deadlift is still popularly described as a squat from the floor with the main difference being how the body is loaded: pulling vs. pushing. This couldn’t … Continue Reading Perfect This Movement Pattern Before Tackling Heavy Deadlifts
Plyometric training has been around for awhile. For the last few decades, explosive lower body efforts have been used to elicit improvements in maximal sprinting velocity in amateur and professional … Continue Reading Jump Training for Youth Athletes: Performance & Safety Considerations
Have you been stuck in a rut for awhile? Maxes not going up? Body fat loss remaining stagnant? Chances are your endurance sucks. Try this total body complex that crushes … Continue Reading Plateau Crusher: The Total Body Barbell Complex
Overtraining is one of the new hot topics in youth sports. Like concussions, the majority of the panic stems from two issues: the danger it presents to the athlete and the … Continue Reading Player Burnout: Overreaching and Overtraining in Youth Athletics
Periodization of any kind is a model for your programming based on the length of the program, ultimate goal, and prescribed loads. No matter which model you use, the goal … Continue Reading Why Specific Load Prescription Is Unnecessary for Youth Athletes
In today’s fast-paced world, sometimes more seems better. Because of the online access to videos and tutorials on exercises and drills, this kind of thinking has made its way into … Continue Reading Jumping for Sports Performance
There’s a lot of anecdotal evidence that people experiencing any symptoms of back pain shouldn’t deadlift. Arguments for and against are numerous which begs the question: do you even need to deadlift?