Ben Peterson

Ben Peterson

Ben Peterson, author of Triphasic Training, is currently pursuing his doctorate in kinesiology and exercise physiology at the University of Minnesota. A graduate of Northwestern University, Peterson started his career in 2008, working for the Minnesota Twins as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Over the past four years, he has worked with hundreds of professional athletes in the NFL, NHL and MLB. Most recently, he has served as a consultant for Octagon Hockey, spending the NHL off-season working with their athletes in the Minneapolis area.

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3-Week Summer Hockey Conditioning Program

Summer is the perfect time to build your hockey conditioning. Even though you aren't on the ice, you can still prepare for your first practice and g...

The Importance of Triphasic Training, Part 4: The Concentric Phase

The concentric phase of the triphasic training model is the sexy part of dynamic muscle action. It's the rock star that gets all the attention. You ...

The Importance of Triphasic Training, Part 3: The Isometric Phase

In Part 1 of this series, we reviewed the research behind triphasic training. In Part 2, we discussed the eccentric phase. In Part 3, we'll examine ...

The Importance of Triphasic Training, Part 2: The Eccentric Phase

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the research behind the triphasic training method and how it improves performance. In Part 2, we will focus...

The Importance of Triphasic Training, Part 1: Introduction

The triphasic training method was created out of a revelation I had in the fall of 2003. At the time, I had two track and field athletes—thrower...

Build Power for Football With French Contrast Workouts

Do you want to become a stronger and more powerful football player? If so, try French Contrast workouts. They are, without question, the best way ...

Off-Season Conditioning for Football: Metabolic Running

Football players have two important time periods to work on conditioning—at the start of the off-season and the two to three weeks leading up to two...

Try This Easy One-Rep Max Test

Do you know your current one-rep max? If you're not sure, it's time to find out. The one-rep max (the largest amount of weight you can lift for one ...

Use Accelerated Plyos to Get Faster for Football

Every football player wants to be faster. You never hear a coach yell, "Slow down! Let him catch you!" or "You're moving too fast! Take longer to ...

Breathing Techniques to Improve Recovery

Athletes vary their workouts by changing exercises, intensity and volume to continue making improvements in strength, speed and flexibility. Howev...

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