A few years back I heard Mike Boyle describe the primary goals of a strength and conditioning program as: Prevent injuries to the athletes during the training process Minimize injury risk during sports practice and competition Improve performance This list is presented in order of importance and represents a philosophy that I’ve completely adopted at… Read more
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I get a lot of inquiries about what training program I use. I have training goals that I’m in constant pursuit of, but I also use our staff training programs as an opportunity to experiment with new exercises, progressions, and program design strategies. In today’s post, I want to give you an inside look at… Read more
Tomorrow afternoon, Emily and I will be hopping on a plane to head to San Diego for a few days of R & R. I’ve been in desperate need of a vacation since about September of last year, so this is long overdue. I’m really looking forward to getting away for a few days. But… Read more
Pairing exercises is a popular program design strategy. It builds in rest intervals between main lifts and allows athletes to make more effective use of their rest intervals (and therefore of their time in the gym). Basically, it’s a strategy to condense more effective training stimuli into the same absolute amount of time. Conceptually, pairing… Read more
With the off-season here, this isn’t a very timely post. Nonetheless it’s an important message that I think more parents need to hear. Last week I got an email from a parent of a high school girl we train at Endeavor asking if I thought it would benefit her daughter to continue training twice per… Read more