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
Those of you who read the articles on this site and talk to me in public might know I have a small distaste for CrossFit. You might be asking why … Continue Reading A Non-CrossFit Coach’s Thoughts on CrossFit
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?
Sometimes training can be downright boring. Doing the same thing week after week with only subtle changes to the routine can be mind-numbing. Oftentimes, this boredom can lead to program … Continue Reading The Truth About Boring Training
All else being equal, the stronger, faster athlete will always win. This concept holds true for virtually every level of every team sport… and a few singles sports as well. … Continue Reading Stable Environments Yield the Best Strength Gains
For those not in the “know”, GPP Stands for General Physical Preparedness. The operative word here is “general.” We’ve talked at length about the differences between general & specific programming as … Continue Reading The Best GPP Strength Exercises
If there’s one thing that CrossFit, P90-X, and various recent fitness trends have done well, it’s reminding a lot of people that yielding positive results from a fitness program is … Continue Reading Exercise vs. Training: Differences and Considerations
Youth sports have exploded over the last 2o years. With greater accessibility to live streaming sports, kids are getting more exposure to all collegiate sports. Kids are dreaming of college athletics at … Continue Reading 7 Simple Strategies for Building the Complete Youth Athlete
It’s that time of year again. The time where everyone tells themselves that “this year will be different.” You promise yourself that you’ll take care of your body, that you’ll … Continue Reading How to Approach Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions
There’s always debate about which has the better training effect: bilateral training or unilateral. In other words, is working with both legs/arms better than working with just one limb at … Continue Reading Bilateral Training vs. Unilateral Training: Which is Better?
Are you finding it hard to replicate the meteoric rise in your bench, squat, or deadlift? Take charge of your lifeless program with an adjustment to load, sets, reps, and … Continue Reading Make Big Gains with EMOM Training
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In Part 1, we covered the benefits of a well-rounded stretching program in conjunction with a balanced exercise program. In Part 2, we covered the various techniques and their function … Continue Reading Pre- & Post-Exercise Stretching, Part 3: Programming
In Part 1, we took a look at the benefits of stretching before and after exercise and training sessions. Hopefully it motivated some of you to re-examine your own routines … Continue Reading Pre- & Post-Exercise Stretching Part 2: Techniques
There are a good many things related to exercise, fitness, and athletics that pretty much everyone knows to be true at this point. Getting quality rest, enough sleep, and balanced nutrition should … Continue Reading Pre- & Post-Exercise Stretching: Part 1