Pullups and Dips Two great exercises that may have lost some of their “sexy” but are still super productive and effective are pullup variations and dip variations. Both exercises require minimal equipment and can be started by beginners with assistance from an exercise band or manual assistance from a training partner if needed. Both exercises
This article provides a “slow cooker” strategy for power development in young athletes that supports change over time, rather than a “microwave” approach with the potential to cause injury. The Foundation of Power: Strength Building strength is particularly important for young athletes. It’s the foundation to power training and other components of the systemic method
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