In-place running isn’t flashy, but it’s a tried-and-true method of training, especially when budgets are tight, equipment is sparse, and weather is iffy. Hunter Charneski explores the use of in-place running for speed development, tempo running, and return to play.
While training trends come and go, it’s important to include the development of the posterior chain as part of any complete strength and conditioning program. In this article, coach and consultant Hunter Charneski presents a modern approach to strengthening the posterior chain, complete with a detailed progression plan.
Speed training in the team setting is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences for today’s physical preparation coach. This article talks about the need for speed in a female athlete population, and presents a development program that emphasizes sprinting over sport-specific training.
Coaching is a process of learning, distilling, and applying methods from those who came before, and Hunter Charneski examines how five key mentors—Andy McCloy, Joe Kenn, Jorge Carvajal, Derek Hansen, and Brett Bartholomew—impacted his coaching practice.
By Hunter Charneski This is the challenge I face with football players during the fall: competing adaptations between the sport and maintenance of lean muscle tissue, the management of stress accumulation throughout the practice week, and ensuring a player is primed for optimal performance on Friday and Saturday nights. Such tests bring out the best […]
The different positions in football require not only different stressors but also varying levels of intensity and volume. Hunter Charneski describes a plan to apply unaccustomed stress, the ultimate system for building today’s American football player.