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The purpose of this article is to discuss six important traits strength coaches must continually develop in order to be a successful professional in a high school, colligate, or professional setting. Build Relationships. As cliché as it may sound, relationships are the foundation to any partnership, especially in the...

Although science weakly (at best) supports snacking for health in the general population, regular snacking by collegiate and professional athletes can improve performance in both sports and academics. The Importance of Snacking for Athletes Collegiate athletes have higher energy needs than nonathletic peers, making...

The top box in the stack is either a 36- or 42-inch plyo box. If you have either one, please put them away. In fact, unless you are training some great athletes, put your 30-inch box away too. I have dubbed the big plyo boxes “Idiot Boxes”. Idiot boxes are jumped on by young men (it is always young men) looking to...

Check out the latest issue of Performance Baseball/Softball Conditioning Volume 14, Number 7. Performance Baseball/Softball Conditioning Volume 14, Number 7

The off-season is the optimal time to work on things that can improve performance in the coming season. The following is a brief discussion three things that you can do during the off-season to improve your performance in the coming year. Build a strong and powerful lower half. Your hips and legs are your power...

It is common to encounter individuals who experience shoulder pain with certain exercises from time to time. Most coaches and trainers are aware that the rotator cuff is a common culprit. In addition, SLAP tears (superior labral tear from anterior to posterior) can also cause pain for those active in overhead...

The quadriceps, aka, “quads” are the four large muscles on the front of your thighs that are responsible for extending the knee. As a group, they are one of the main power generators for triple extension in movements such as running, jumping, squatting, lunging and biking. Because they are engaged in virtually...

The development of a strength and conditioning professional goes far beyond just possessing the knowledge needed to utilize the principles and theories of training in the design and implementation of effective training programs. Proficient and efficient programming requires coaching. In each strength coach’s...

The Problem: Treating a compound fracture conservatively with a Band-Aid instead of just putting him on the operating table and getting to the heart of the matter. The Band-Aid Coach: “Player A can’t squat! I guess we’ll remove squats from his program.” The Surgery Coach: “Player A can’t squat! Let’s...

There is no doubt that deliberate, directed practice will give you a chance to get better. But you still have to have the tools. A plow horse can’t win the Kentucky Derby, but it can become a faster plow horse through proper training. Training endless hours, however, is not the answer.  It can be part of the answer,...