Smart Substitutions in Training
For some of us, there’s nothing like starting a new training plan. New workouts, new formats, maybe some variations in reps or sets that we haven’t seen recently (or at [...]
Here’s a 4-Week Strength Training Program Designed for Pre-Teen Athletes
When working with and designing a strength program for youth athletes (ages 13 and under), the goal is to keep it as simple and appropriate as possible for their needs [...]
An 8-Week Training Program for a Higher Vertical Jump
The vertical jump is a benchmark test to help determine athleticism and power. In addition to helping to determine athleticism and power, it is also a...
Cluster Sets for Strength and Performance
Cluster sets can be defined as a unique and specialized form of strength training to help elicit a higher quality of muscular contractions across each repetition. Traditionally, an athlete or [...]
Progression Does Not Require Complexity
In our constant efforts to find the next great training hack or trick that might elevate our performance, it can be easy for us to mistake complexity for progress. In [...]
Super Bowl Champion Steve Weatherford Says Lunges, not Squats!
Squats and deadlifts are deemed as the greatest exercises of all time. However, not all athletes think so. And they are not the only exercises that can maximize your strength, [...]
Moves to Increase Strength for Mountain Biking
Cross country mountain biking is an Olympic sport. A mountain biking event typically lasts two hours and requires bravery, bike skill, and endurance to navigate the course. Strength training can [...]
Why Soccer Players Need Rotational Power (and How to Build it)
If you want to be the best soccer player possible, you need rotational power. While I am all for Squats, Lunge variations, Pull-ups, Push-ups and Deadlifts for building maximal strength, [...]
5 Ways You Can Improve Your Golf Game Inside the Weight Room
If you’re looking to improve your golf game, it's time to head to the weight room. As with most sports, golf is now a year-round sport for many young athletes. [...]
Towel Training: One Simple Hack That Will Crank Up Your At-Home Workouts
There are some easy ways to spice up your at-home workouts.