Matthew Korman

Matt Korman is the director of strength and conditioning at Charlotte Christian School in Charlotte, North Carolina. He develops and implements year-round strength and conditioning programs for all 19 sports programs at Charlotte Christian. Along with his CSCS, he is USAW certified and has trained athletes at every level from youth to the pros. A former collegiate baseball player, Matt has a goal of getting athletes to perform to the best of their genetic ability. Matt lives in Charlotte with his wife Abby, and two kids, Judah and Annette.

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Why Your Ab Workout Isn't Actually Strengthening Your Core

"Hey Coach, can you give me a good ab workout?" It's a question I get all the time. My response is usually something along the lines of "Are you at...

3 Factors to Consider When Training Swimmers

When you think of athletes who strength train, swimmers probably aren't the first ones who spring to mind. However, every athlete can benefit from ...

What Is Range of Motion, and Why Is it so Important?

Range of motion. It's a term that gets thrown around a lot these days, including here on STACK.com, but do you really know what it means? Let's ...

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3 Common Box Jump Mistakes That Might Be Holding You Back

The Box Jump is a popular exercise for athletes of all ages. In recent years, a number of viral videos have shown athletes jumping onto absurdly hi...

Why Athletes Should Avoid the Smith Machine

Every few weeks, an athlete will ask me about the Smith machine. Normally, it goes something like, "Hey Coach, there's this thing at the Y where th...

Unilateral vs. Bilateral Training: What's Best for Athletes?

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Should Athletes Train With Equipment Like Weight Belts, Lifting Straps and Knee Wraps?

In the world of strength training, people are always looking for an edge. That edge often falls into the category of ergogenic aids. Ergogenic is s...

Are Olympic Lifts Right For You? Here's How to Find Out

When talking to strength coaches, Olympic lifts can be one of the more polarizing topics. Many strength coaches swear by Olympic lifts as the greatest...

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