Coach Adrian Guyer changed up part of his athletes’ warm-ups this past summer, leading to improvements in technique, timing, fluidity, bounce, and speed. Read on to discover how he added top speed development to his programming without enough room to run inside, and how easily you can do it too.
Coach Carl Valle assesses Kinetic Performance’s new product, FLEX, a portable device that measures barbell motion by placing the sensor on the actual bar. This review includes the strengths and weaknesses of the FLEX system and recommendations for best use cases.
Do the players you’re coaching know how to manage their social media accounts properly? When a high school athlete takes misstep on social media, they can lose offered scholarships or find that college programs have halted their recruitment efforts. Here’s a close look at what you should tell your players about their behavior and posting habits.
The topic of box squatting is often a heated one, especially on social media. If the exercise doesn’t harm, but also really only benefits powerlifters, is it worth keeping it in your toolkit? Or is it better do replace it with a movement with proven results?
Want to learn more about a holistic model of integrating team sport needs with strength and conditioning practice? Check out this week’s Friday Five with Nick DiMarco of Elon University.
Hindsight is a gift, especially when coaches can look at past mistakes they made as athletes and ensure that their athletes don’t make the same ones. Coach Alan Bishop does just that, sharing the four biggest training mistakes he made as a collegiate football player.
Over Rob Panariello’s 40-year career, he has worked with an impressive roster of strength and conditioning coaches, business professionals, and medical practitioners. While he developed lifelong relationships with many of them, he learned valuable lessons from all of them. In this blog post, he shares the lessons that influenced him the most.
While hard work can be its own reward, athletes often get bored performing the same exercises day after day. Coach Mike Snowden suggests three simple strategies that will help strength and conditioning coaches provide the variety necessary to keep athletes engaged, while still maintaining their own training principles.
Many coaches use resisted sprinting and agility equipment to train athletes, and the Vertimax Raptor is one of the solutions available. This article takes an in-depth look at the Raptor, covering everything from its packaging and science to its ideal environment and uses.
As coaches gradually increase the use of testing and data collection both in and out the weight room, they need to ensure that they are measuring what matters. In this Friday Five interview, strength and conditioning expert Chris Bishop discusses points to consider for the barbell hip thrust, dynamic strength index, change of direction deficit, and more.