The main challenge with neck strength is monitoring change and improvement. Coaches Wayland and Coughlan have devised a reliable neck testing procedure to measure peak force for general neck strength, and used the data to create an effective neck training protocol.
Every year, we hear the same misguided arguments about the limits of strength and conditioning training on performance and injuries. Ignorance and false logic often dictate how training should be done, casting aside science and reason in favor of bias and tradition. Coach Carl Valle suggests ways to defeat arguments based on bad logic.
Want to gain deeper insight into the preparation for professional ice hockey in the NHL? This week’s Friday Five is with Jordan Troester, the strength and conditioning coach for the Las Vegas Golden Knights. He covers the unique demands and the common challenges that face the modern NHL strength coach.
The end of season review is crucial to Coach McConnell’s development process. By analyzing what occurred over the past year without the hustle and bustle of the in-season day-to-day routine, he and his staff begin to paint a picture of where they truly are and where they need to go.
When Coach Doug Gle started working at his current school, it had an embarrassingly small weight room and very little funding. Eighteen years later, they’ve got an upgraded facility with high-quality equipment. How did they do it? Read this piece to discover real, actionable ways to get money for your strength and conditioning program.
As coaches, sometimes we’re in a hurry to have our athletes lifting heavy and doing advanced movements. I urge you to avoid this path and instead “slow cook” your athletes. The better prepared they are from a young training age, the more strength and power they’ll be able to put out when they reach the upper levels of your program.
Interested in adding contextual sprinting concepts to a strength and conditioning program? In this week’s Friday Five, Paul Caldbeck, a strength and conditioning coach and researcher from the U.K., shares what he does with his athletes with both applied science and the art of coaching.
The ages of 12-18 offer a tremendous opportunity for soccer players to develop as athletes. Yet in the US, we hardly maximize this training window. We’re struggling to close the international play gap, but we’re still constrained regarding physical athlete development. We can do better.
A decade ago, unstable surface training was all the rage, and Coach Chris Finn was one of its biggest fans. Fast forward to the present, when Finn, who trains golfers, explores the origins and research surrounding this training modality to determine whether it actually has value for rotational power athletes or any other power athlete.
As colleges across the U.S. work to merge their various independent athletic departments, there’s also been an integration of the sports medicine and athletic performance groups. Just who is qualified to lead this new athletic performance model? Based on his background in business, coaching, and rehabilitation, Robert Panariello has some suggestions for those looking to hire a director to run this new division.