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The Difference Between Being 'In Shape' and Looking Shredded

Here is a topic that needs some simple explanation to address the confusion among young athletes. In this article I will try to explain the difference...

The Best Strength and Power Superset for Athletes

Despite my job title as a strength and conditioning coach, I care far more about power than I do strength. Whereas strength is the ability to exert...

How Your Mood Can Affect Your Sports Performance

Every good athlete knows that it takes more than physical stamina to succeed. Along with developing your muscles, reflexes and physical capabilities,...

4 Relative Strength Standards to Improve Sprint Speed

Let's face it: if you want to be fast, you need to sprint fast—and sprint fast often. Speed is a skill after all, and like any other skill, improvem...

The 'Phantom Step-Up': Why This Unorthodox Exercise Is Amazing for Athletes

You put equal weight on both sides of the barbell. It's up there with "no curling in the squat rack" and "always use a spotter when you max out" as...

4 Unconventional Exercises for Insane Functional Strength

Trainers, coaches and conditioning specialists alike know the importance of sport-specific training. Sport-specific training is the philosophy of empl...

The New Rules of Agility Training

When I say the words "agility drill," what comes to mind? For most people, it's an athlete moving through a diagram of carefully arranged bright or...

Are We Building Better Athletes or Just Weight Room All-Stars?

The field of strength and conditioning is at a pivotal fork in the road. In an industry obsessed with appearance and weight room PRs, every coach, ath...

Training a Team in the Weight Room? 5 Simple Hacks You Should Be Using

You can find several similarities between training the average person and training the competitive athlete. Since I'm a coach with experience in both ...

I'm Barely Eating But My Body Isn't Changing. Why?

Tells me if this sounds familiar... You are a female athlete. You train hard, and do so 5-6 days a week. You want to be in your BEST shape fo...

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