Program Goals: The One’s That Truly Matter

Regardless of the athlete or the level they compete at I have the same goals for every member of my program.  I think it is important to have steadfast objectives for what you want to accomplish.

Of course, every person will have specific performance goals that we will work towards.  However, I believe that the culture of training programs is vital success of individual athletes and culture is dictated by working towards a common objective.

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Strength Introduction: Full Program

This is the third and final installment in a three-part series covering the proper introduction of strength training for young athletes new to the weight room.

As we discussed in the first two articles, what separates a good introductory program from a bad one is twofold…

  • Good programs focus on proper movement and muscle firing patterns before they introduce weight.
  • Proper strength implementation is done in a systematic fashion that takes into account all three phases of strength development – Isometric, Eccentric, and Concentric.

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Strength Introduction: The Big 4 Movements

This is the second instalment in a three-part series covering the proper introduction of strength training for young athletes new to the weight room.

As we discussed in the last article what separates a good introductory program from a bad one is twofold…

  • Good programs focus on proper movement and muscle firing patterns before they introduce weight.
  • Proper strength implementation is done in a systematic fashion that takes into account all three phases of strength development – Isometric, Eccentric, and Concentric.

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Should You Olympic Lift?

Understanding the why and how behind Olympic Lifting and decoding variations that get the job done.

Olympic lifting has always been a hot topic amongst strength coaches and is wildly used within High School weight rooms. When done properly there are very few things that produce the levels of force and have the amount of transfer to the field as Olympic lifts do.

Key Phrase: WHEN DONE PROPERLY […]

The Top 4 “Big” Lifts to Build Your Strength Program Around

How providing your athletes with a smaller variety of “Big” movements will allow them to progress faster and build a wider base for long-term strength gains. 

When I design programs for any of my High School teams there is always one thing I keep in mind…

“How do I allow these athletes to attain MASTERY over their focus lifts” […]