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3 All-Too-Common Mistakes Trainers Make on Social Media

Social media is powerful. It connects us with people we might never have the chance to converse with otherwise. It exposes us to new ideas. It allows ...

How Strength and Conditioning Coaches Can Identify Heat Illnesses

Roughly one year ago, Maryland football was going through a spring conditioning practice when 19-year-old Jordan McNair collapsed from heat stroke. He...

Spotting a Snake Oil Salesman: 4 Telltale Signs of a Terrible Trainer

As a parent, you understand that participating in youth athletics forces your kid to learn how to deal with challenges and adversity. Losses are a par...

5 Strength Training Tips for High School Hockey Players

If you're a high school hockey player, I've got great news for you. You're old enough to start lifting weights for real. You enter the Iron Game...

Why Coaches Who Tell the Truth Get Greater Buy-In

Javair Gillett knows all about building better athletes. Prior to becoming the Houston Rockets' Director of Athletic Performance, he was the head s...

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...

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