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New Exercises for Explosive Hip Extension

I think one of the most important qualities of strength training is the ability to accelerate moderate loads with intensity and good technique. However, too often, when young athletes start using weights, every day turns into a powerlifting meet. Not every exercise, in fact very few exercises, should be maximum effort exercises, particularly for younger […]

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Rogers Group: USC Highlight Video Series, Part 1

Jim Kielbaso and Kyle Camp, Rogers Group Vice president of Marketing and Product development, sit down to discuss the beginnings of the Rogers Group and Rogers Athletic.  Most people know Rogers Athletic as a leading developer for football practice/training equipment, but throughout this series we’re going to explore everything else they’re a part of. Be […]

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Hard-Core Ab Training

I’m a little old school when it comes to training terminology.  Cute little made-up terms just don’t do much for me.  I know there are smarty-pants terms like pillar strength, core conditioning and spinal stabilization, but instead of trying to sound smart, I still like to call it all ABS.  It doesn’t necessarily describe exactly […]

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Gaining Knowledge from Reflection

Good coaches and trainers are constantly looking for ways to increase their knowledge base.  We spend a great deal of time reading books and articles, watching videos, attending clinics, and talking to other coaches.  Yet, there is another very simple practice that people often forget to use.  I was taught this concept a long time […]

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Glute/Ham Lean with Anti-Rotation Combo

Most athletes can certainly benefit from posterior chain strength training exercises, especially when they target the glute and hamstrings together.  Taking it one step further, why not hit the glute in the extended hip position so it is contracted at an angle closer to how it will be used in sprinting?  Finally, why not add […]

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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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Off-Season Evaluation – Ted Rath: Detroit Lions

As we approach the end of a season we take time to look at the upcoming off-season training program.With thoughts of off-season training you must consider a number of questions, the number one question that I ask myself when planning for the off-season program is “What can we improve upon this off-season?”As a strength and […]

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Corrective Exercise Tips w/ Jim Kielbaso & Nick Tumminello

At the 5th Annual Strength & Conditioning/Athletic Development Conference in Baltimore, MD Jim Kielbaso & Nick Tumminello grabbed a camera (in front of an anatomy chart – very funny) and talked about corrective exercises. Nick liked Jim’s ideas on not jumping the gun on corrective exercises and added plenty of great thoughts. The conversation revolved […]

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Agility Series Video – Jim Kielbaso

In this video, Jim Kielbaso shows you an agility series he uses with a lot of athletes. It can be used in small or very large groups, and the variations are up to you depending on the athlete you’re training. The drill emphasizes accelerating out of different movements used in sports, so make sure your […]

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Ken Mannie

Strength Training’s Bottom Lines – Ken Mannie

Ken Mannie – Michigan State University Kim Wood, one of the original strength and conditioning coaches in professional sports has always provided both the young and old in the field with the little gems of professional wisdom worth tucking away in the memory banks. Wood, the now retired, 28-year veteran of the Cincinnati Bengals still […]

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2 Day Split for Baseball

Here’s a high school baseball strength and conditioning workout thats been implemented at one of the area high schools.  Like every other high school workout, it’s highly dependent on the resources and time available. It’s practical and time efficient. Most of the baseball players in high school don’t just play baseball. So, one of the […]

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