The Metabolic Speed Pac is a training method I included in our summer football program for over thirty years. Hall of Fame Strength and Conditioning Coach Tim Jorgensen shared the concept with me in the early 1980’s when he was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. I believe it’s a valuable part
The summer period of the yearly training model for high school and collegiate football players is critical. This period of training can be one of great focus due to a lack of organized football practice, fewer academic demands, extended daylight hours and stellar athlete attendance. As a collegiate strength and conditioning coach, this was my
As coaches, we each need to develop a training philosophy based on science, experience, and good old common sense. A framework that’s been helpful to me in training athletes is the Athleticism Pyramid developed by Dr. Tony Caterisano. I believe that strength directly impacts the other levels of the athleticism pyramid, power, speed, and agility.
What elements are most critical to building a fundamentally sound, safe and effective training program? I believe that if you look for where the common sense and science meet, you’ll usually find the truth. As you develop your own training philosophy, I recommend staying connected with and learning from other coaches and experts in the
Is resistance training okay for children? When can teenagers start lifting? These are questions frequently asked of strength and conditioning coaches. When I began writing my response, I did so with the intention of pointing out the the well documented differences between the resistance training responses associated with pre- and post-pubescent individuals. Considering Children’s Physical