Obviously we think the field of Strength and Conditioning is the greatest profession we could be a part of. At one point we saw the picture to the left and aspired to be the guy teaching the lift. We all have our own unique stories and most stories have more similarities than not. So, that […]
The kid in the picture probably completed the pull and I’m sure it was hard to lift. I bet he got a high five afterwards, and he thinks he’s working hard. Teaching athletes how to work hard, what hard work is, and actually putting them through hard workouts is probably something we’ve all been a […]
In this video, Jim gets the chance to meet up with University of Michigan Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Football Coach, Corey Twine. Listen to what Coach Twine thinks are some key variables to reducing the risk of injuries in the weightroom. It’s a great chance to see if you’re practicing the coaching principles […]
There’s definitely something to be said about training efficiently. We don’t always get an optimal amount of time to accomplish our needs, so it’s sometimes important to exercises with several movements per rep or combine lifts. Implementing multifaceted exercises has sort of stemmed from the need to feel original, get a lot done in minimal […]
Several popular movements include the hip hinge. It’s probably one of the more difficult things to coach when an athlete has poor control over their pelvis. Check out the video below to see it discussed with some coaching tips.
We observe numerous athletes while they’re landing after a jump and there seems to be thousands of box jump examples on Youtube these days, good and bad. No matter what type of jump it is, there’s a correct way to land. It doesn’t matter if it’s on the field after an athletic movement or using […]
If you’ve ever had a hard time squatting or teaching the specifics to someone, watch this video. Have you seen peoples heals come off the ground? Are they having a hard time getting to the depth you’d like? Often the issues are caused by the lack of mobility or flexibility in the hips and/or ankles. […]
We sat down with Adam Gentry, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach of Olympic Sports at the University of Pittsburgh. Adam has always been a critical thinker. Adam has the opportunity to consistently train his athletes. With this, he enjoys systematically implementing strength training protocols that are progressive over the training year. Watch below to see […]
There’s dozens of ways to overload triple-extension. Olympic movements, jumping movements with dumbbells, weighted vest jumps…the list goes on. Some ways may be safer than others, easier to implement, easier to coach, or even more efficient. It’s all up to you. The Vertimax fits several of the criteria we look for, for the movements we’re […]
Jim and Adam take a brief moment to discuss an exercise tool that can be great when used correctly and silly when not. Battling ropes have been around for decades. Over the last couple years they have certainly been much more commercialized than ever before. We do believe there are plenty of great things about […]
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 […]
In this video, Adam walks through how you could use a 10-8-6 progression method for a few different exercises. He walks through how it should be set up, how to implement it, and how to record and progress with your athletes/clients. Take a look, this is some good stuff!!
For anyone who is unfamiliar with Ron McKeefery, he is a fantastic strength coach and teacher. He has helped many coaches get their start in the field, and he is widely respected for his ability to teach both athletes and coaches. He spent several years at the University of South Florida, and he was hired […]
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Rob Taylor is the Director of Sports Performance at the Gordon Institute in Baltimore, MD. He puts his interns through a rigorous experience where they learn a lot and have a lot of responsibilities. They made this video near the end of their internship to “impress” Rob. It’s pretty funny.
Multi-Waved Locked System – MLS Laser Therapy An orthopedic surgeon the metro-Detroit area is offering a new kind of laser therapy for injury rehab, pain management and recovery after surgery. Apparently, it has no known side effects and the only contra-indications are the belly of a pregnant woman, a known cancer cell and an open […]
After a workout at Total Performance, we talked to Detroit Lions DE Cliff Avril about his experiences in strength & conditioning including what he likes and dislikes.
Jim and Adam sit down to talk about reps and how we think they should be performed. They agree on a lot of things, but they also disagree on a couple of points and how they go about coaching reps. They talk about when to expect perfect reps and when it’s OK to allow a […]