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How Do I Run Faster?

Athletes and coaches often ask me questions about how to run faster.  Because I’ve written a lot about the subject, I understand why they’re asking, but the answer can get a little complicated.  Some athletes spend years working on speed development, and there are so many factors that it’s difficult to answer the question quickly.  […]

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Interview with Director of Strength and Conditioning at Robert Morris University: Todd Hamer

Right now Adam Gentry is the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports at the University of Pittsburg.  He made some time in his rigorous schedule to interview Todd Hamer from Robert Morris University.  Adam is a great student of Strength and Conditioning and constantly creating learning experiences for himself. We rarely make enough time to […]

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Plyometrics: Progressing to Advanced Skill and Intensity

To build on our previous plyometric video, here we discuss some coaching tips that may be extremely important for progressing to more intense plyometric exercises.  If you saw the last video, you should notice the progression from those beginning plyometrics to these more advanced exercises. Hopefully these videos allow reflection for whether we’re using the […]

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The Foot and Ankle: An ATC’s Perspective

Ross Cooper has been Head Athletic Trainer at Detroit Country Day School since November of 2005. He has been a certified athletic trainer (ATC) since June of 1997. In addition to his role at DCD, Ross continues to be active in the sports medicine and orthopedic research community with several prominent local physicians. He has […]

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Important Coaching Tips and Principles for Beginning Plyometrics

Plyometrics have been implemented for decades and still there there are some common misconceptions about what they are and what sort of benefit you may be able to get from them.  Jim and Adam go over some basic concepts and coaching points for beginning plyometrics. If this is something that you are interested in doing […]

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Changing a Culture – Jason Arnold CSCS

In March of 2010, I embarked on an amazing opportunity that led me half way around the world to a remote city in China called Wenjiang, Chengdu.I was assigned as their Strength and Conditioning Coach.The team was a 2nd tier professional team in China. CBA league is the top competition and the NBL (where this […]

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Kyle Vanden Bosch talks about S & C Coaches

After one of his workouts at Total Performance, we talked to Detroit Lions All-Pro Defensive End Kyle Vanden Bosch about his experiences with different strength and conditioning programs. Kyle has gone through a lot in his career, and he’s dealt with several strength coaches. From his college days at Nebraska, through stints with the Arizona […]

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Bret Contreras Interview – Why are we making stuff up?

Bret Contreras Audio Interview Click here to listen to the Bret Contreras Interview Bret Contreras has become one of the most popular and opinionated voices in the fitness industry.  If you have followed Bret at all, you know that he always has something interesting to say about strength and conditioning. His popular blog BretContreras.com is […]

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Ralph Cornwell Interview: Concussion Prevention Through Neck Training

Ralph Cornwell Interview: Concussion Prevention Through Neck Training

Ralph Cornwell is on the cutting edge of concussion prevention. He is in the process of completing his Ph.D. research project on neck training as a method of reducing the severity concussions. If you haven’t heard anything about this topic, you won’t want to miss this interview. We talked a lot about concussion prevention, what […]

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