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If You're Simply Assigning Sets and Reps, You're Failing as a Strength and Conditioning Coach

Strength and conditioning coaches have never been more important. While the one-sentence job description for the role might be something as simple ...

Why It's Better for Young Athletes to Lift 'Too Light' Rather Than 'Too Heavy'

The high school sports landscape has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. In that time, athletic departments have implemented strength trai...

Are You Over-Coaching? How to Tell if Your Instruction Is Actually Impeding an Athlete's Progress

Coaching is an art form. The science and application of what coaching is has recently been brought to the forefront by the popular Brett Bartholome...

How to Improve Female Athlete Participation in the Weight Room

As a first-year high school head strength and conditioning coach, one of the biggest concerns I faced was female athlete participation. Although ma...

7 Ridiculous Broscience Workout Myths You Should Stop Believing Immediately

You're going about your business in the gym. Then a jacked dude saunters over and decides to share some of his glorious wisdom. And because he's jac...

Top Strength Coaches Used to Love These Exercises—Now They Know Better

As a trainer, progression is everything. Just as exercises have progressions, it's your responsibility to continually evolve your education, methods, ...

5 Rules for Running a Successful High School Strength and Conditioning Program

There are over 35,000 high schools across America. Most feature some sort of strength and conditioning program meant to enhance the performance of ...

Are Mandatory Early Morning Workouts Doing Young Athletes More Harm Than Good?

For as long as there have been sports teams, there have been mandatory early morning workouts. These crack-of-dawn sessions train athletes to push ...

6 Common Mistakes Young Athletes Make When Starting a Strength Program

Getting stronger and faster, and making the most of your athletic ability is not easy. It's even more difficult when you have no idea where to start. ...

The Costly Speed Training Mistake Slowing Down Young Athletes

Now more than ever, sports reward speed. No matter the sport or the age of the athlete, the faster and more explosive players will not only get more o...

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