The HPCT #4: How to Successfully Transition from the In-Season to the Off-Season

The High-Performance Chalk Talk #4 This is the fourth installation of what will become a weekly email covering high-performance training. How to Successfully Transition from the In-Season to the Off-Season For football athletes, the end of the season is not something they look forward to, however, for a strength and conditioning coach the end of Read more about The HPCT #4: How to Successfully Transition from the In-Season to the Off-Season[…]

HPCT #3: Four Year Model for Progressing High School Athletes

The High-Performance Chalk Talk #3 This is the third installation of what will become a weekly email covering high-performance training.  4 Year Model for Progressing High School Athletes I am a firm believer that a high school athlete should be provided with a top-notch training program within their high school which provides them with the Read more about HPCT #3: Four Year Model for Progressing High School Athletes[…]

HPCT #1: Are you overtrained or just under-recovered?

The High-Performance Chalk Talk: #1 This is the first installation of what will become a weekly email covering high-performance training.  Now, what is “high-performance”?  High Performance, as I define it, is optimal human movement, recovery, and strength training.  The goal of this email series is to highlight elite performance training methods serious athletes  I want this Read more about HPCT #1: Are you overtrained or just under-recovered?[…]

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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