In Season Strength Training for the Athlete

In Season Strength Training for the Athlete: Program Design, Nuances and Focal Points   Strength and conditioning while in season can be tricky business. If done well it will separate you from the boys, but if done badly it could end your season or even career […]

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High Intensity Training or Low Intensity Training

Should you perform High Intensity Training or Low Intensity Training, or a combination?   There are merits to both styles of training but lets first define the two terms. Intensity is expresses as a percentage of a maximum. In weight lifting, 100% is the most weight […]

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Is Your Personal Trainer Really Qualified to Train you as an Athlete?

Is Your Personal Trainer Really Qualified to Train you as an Athlete? It is very common to see personal trainers offer programs for athletes. Before you sign up for one it is a good idea to do some assessment first. Keep in mind that your […]

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Should Shock Training Be a Part of Your Program?

What is shock training and should it be a part of you workout program? A shock exercise is an exercise that has a fast deceleration phase from the eccentric contraction (lowering) and concentric contraction (raising).  Plyometrics are an example of reactive work, and are specifically […]

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Is my kid too young to start working out?

Is my kid too young to start working out? In short, no. The typical reason for advising against lifting for children is that the forces are too high and that it will damage their growth plates and stunt their growth. This is unfounded and there […]

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Keys to Athletic Development

So what are the 3 most important things for athletic development (not the only things, but the most foundational for sure)? Honestly, that is a lot simpler than we make it out to be. There are a lot of theories out there, most of which […]

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Important Qualities for Developing Speed

First and foremost, it is common thought that speed is inherent, not trained. That my friends is most certainly a fallacy. Though unweighted speed is inherent, speed against resistance (power) is not and neither is technique. Charlie Francis once said that speed is learned not […]

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