Why Our Method Works
Strength is the foundation of all athletic movement. We believe in training aggressively to increase absolute strength and develop strong, fast, and explosive athletes.
Our programs are written by a coach with over 10 years of high level strength and conditioning experience. His programs have been tested on the training floors of the Big10, Pac12 and some of the best private facilities in the country.
Meet Coach Van
Every program, for every athlete, is built around preventing injuries and providing athletes with the strength needed to withstand contact. From neck strength to ankle/knee/hip stability we focus on building very resilient athletes.
How often do you think about breathing? Sometimes? Not really? Are you thinking about it now? What about now? Our Breathing is usually on autopilot, which is a great function of our body to keep us alive, but there are many opportunities to benefit from consciously controlling our breath. Breathing has a significant impact on Read more about Mastering Movement Basics: Breathing[…]
“Back to the basics.” This mantra has guided my training and my training of others for a long period of time. Also, this was a huge point of Outlaw’s philosophy that Rob and I agreed on. Movement comes first, and strength is built on a good foundation. Right now, in a world with limited exposure, Read more about Movement Basics, and Mastery.[…]
We are in trying times… People are scared, kids are confused, and for 100% of us, our plans have come to an abrupt halt. This is adversity in its purest form and the question that I have asked all my athletes is this: Now that everything has been stopped are you still willing to fight Read more about Are You Willing To Fight For What You Said You Wanted?[…]
One thing that I believe is greatly overlooked in most programs is asking the question “are we actually ready to max test?” This is a real thing. Putting a maximal load on the bar is the most dangerous thing we can do in the weight room. As coaches, we better make certain that our athletes Read more about Training Cycle Notes: Prepping to Max Test[…]
When it comes to training, I think it is absolutely imperative for athletes to have things they complete every day. Especially if your goal is speed development! We call these drills EDD’s or Every Day Drills. In our programs, we do some form of an A-March, A-Skip, and A-Run series every single day. If the training focus Read more about Everyday Drills [EDD’s][…]
This cycle we have a big focus on working to master the leg drive and catch the position of the power clean. One common issue most of the athletes we work with have is that they lack the technical proficiency to drive the bar vertical and to catch the bar on the body in a Read more about [Technique Tip] Technical Primer for the Power & Hang Clean[…]
This week we are kicking off a new training phase for our Force, Flight, and RISE training programs. As we do with each new training phase, we access what went well in the last cycle and what needs to be done better in this next phase. This feedback allows us to build a program that Read more about [Training Cycle Notes] Winter 2020, Phase 2. Feb. 10-March 6th[…]
You’ve got 70+ guys on your team and maybe other 3 coaches who can help you run your strength and conditioning program (if you are lucky)… Not to mention, your team needs to get a heaping ton bigger and a whole lot faster if you want to accomplish your goals next season. Now, with these Read more about How to Build a Strength and Conditioning Program to Fit Every Athlete in Your Program[…]
I am in a very unique situation where I get to train athletes from over a dozen different high schools. It’s very intriguing because I get to see what the physical preparation approach looks like at each of the different programs. What I find completely fascinating is that I can now predict how an athlete Read more about Deadlifting Setup Technique: Building the Foundation for Success[…]
This training cycle we have four rather unique focus lifts we are using for our High School athletes that participate in our FORCE training program. The FORCE program is just one of the categories that our athletes fall into based on their specific needs, goals, or the demands of their position. Typical FORCE athletes are Read more about [ NEW CYCLE ] The ‘Why’ Behind our Programming[…]