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The Ins & Outs of Plyometrics Training

Plyometrics is a type of exercise training that uses the speed and force of different movements to build muscle power. Plyometrics training can improve your physical performance and ability to do different activities. Plyometrics can include... more »

Incorporating Complex Training in your Program

Unless you’re a racecar driver, equestrian athlete, or surfer, your sports skills are initiated by your feet putting force into the ground. Athletes operate through ground-based activities. They’re pushing against the ground or a firm... more »

Different Box Jumps to Improve Your Strength & Conditioning

Box Jumps workouts are great to train cardio, speed, and power output. Additionally, these workouts can strengthen your lower body and core, improve your balance, and encourage better posture and mechanics. Specifically, they help train... more »

Developing Effective Training Routines In Tennis Players

It was the summer of 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio when I saw Roger Federer training a day before his opening match. He had three sparring partners on the court. They rotated against him in increments... more »

Basketball Strength Training: Make Your Next Season the Best Season

Any coach who has experienced any type of success will tell you how crucial the offseason is for a team’s improvement and a player’s development. The offseason is a time that makes average players good... more »

Training the Lower Body for Power

Building explosive lower body power is essential for high performance in sports such as football, basketball, and hockey. Your core and lower body, where your center of gravity resides, are the foundation of your strength... more »

A Guide to Box Jumps

Plyometric or jump training is one of the best ways to develop muscle power. Muscle power is your ability to generate force quickly. Examples of muscle power include jumping, sprinting, kicking, punching, and throwing. Most... more »

Utilizing Crossover Sports in Athletic Training

Sports specialization for young athletes has become a controversial topic.  Should young athletes devote all of their practice and game time to just one sport? There are some aspects of sports specialization that young athletes,... more »

Training Outside the Box

In 1963 the NFL’s first weight room appeared at the pre-season training camp of the San Diego Chargers. Always looking to stay ahead of the competition, head coach Sid Gillman brought in Alvin Roy from... more »

3 Major Health Benefits of Jumping Jacks

They may look like child’s play, but jumping jacks offer a slew of benefits — whether you’re 12 or 65. In a recent article with Insider.com, Jonathan Mike, a strength and conditioning coach and professor... more »

While Sports Are Changing, Training Methods Should Stay the Same

Sports may look different from the emergence of COVID-19 last spring, but that doesn't mean the training methods for student-athletes have remained the same. While sports seasons have been postponed, canceled, or altered to some... more »

Build Endurance with this Weight-Free Strength-Training Workout

Looking for a strength-training workout that doesn't require any weights or bands? Ela Dugan, a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach in Massachusetts has you covered. In a recent article in Runner's World, Dugan shared... more »

Speed Kills: Incorporating agility training give programs an edge

Nowadays, every athlete is bigger, stronger, and faster than those from previous generations.  Offensive linemen, once thought of as the “hogs” of the football team, are running sub-five second 40-yard dashes and sub-eight second three-cone... more »

Athletic trainers jump to COVID-19 frontlines

Athletic trainers, much like many in the world of athletics, have been shut out of doing their everyday jobs. But trainers, among other healthcare professionals, in Ohio are being retrained and redeployed to the frontlines... more »

Adding variety to in-season training programs

In-season training is often toned down and can be boring and repetitive. So, how do you mix things up keep players engaged? By adding a little variety… more »

Lacrosse: Training players for speed and strength

Lacrosse players need tremendous strength, power and flexibility in the kinetic chain. Here are essential training tips for strength coaches… more »

Strength coaches roundtable: Using analytics in training

In our 2019 strength coaches roundtable, Training & Conditioning looks at the ways information and analytics influence how athletes train… more »

Foot speed and coordination with jump rope

By working on foot speed and coordination with a jump rope before every strength session for five minutes, you’ll see significant athletic improvement… more »

Put smiles into your in-season training program

In-season training is necessary if your team wants to finish the season strong. The focus of the season obviously has to be on actual game competitions and sports practice… more »

Introducing power training to young athletes

It’s important to remember that the definition of strength is force X distance, while power, is defined as force X distance divided by time. The difference is the time element. In other words, how fast force can be applied. The term speed strength is often used to describe power… more »

Training the Hip: Why It’s Important

When was the last time you heard an athlete say they needed to work on strengthening their hips? Rare is the athlete who thinks about training this vital area. Instead, they often focus on training... more »


Warm Up for Athletes: Starting a Great Training Session

To build the perfect training program, strength and conditioning professionals make many tailor-made considerations for their athletes. Settling on the right exercise selection, training volume, and load volume can be painstakingly time-consuming and difficult. However,... more »

Prioritizing hip strength in training programs

Though it’s an often-overlooked area in the weight room, the hips are vital for explosiveness and overall athletic performance.
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Striking a Balance: Overtraining in strength programs

How far is too far when pushing athletes in training? In this roundtable, five strength coaches discuss programming without overtraining… more »

Above and Beyond: Inside strength training for Stanford University volleyball

Dedicated athlete monitoring during the season allows Stanford University women’s volleyball to reach higher in the weightroom and make strength gains… more »

Training to Failure

There is a widespread belief that training to failure is an effective way to maximize strength gains. But recent research suggests this might not be the case… more »

Drive to Succeed: Gonzaga men’s basketball training

Travis Knight, assistant strength and conditioning coach at Gonzaga University, breaks down his training with the Bulldogs men’s basketball team… more »

Versatile Training Equipment

As a strength coach at Millville (N.J.) High School, Dan Richter works with a wide variety of athletes. On any particular day, he may go from a session with freshmen who are strength training for... more »

Versatile Training Equipment

As a strength coach at Millville (N.J.) High School, Dan Richter works with a wide variety of athletes. On any particular day, he may go from a session with freshmen who are strength training for... more »

Tennis Training

Swinging a tennis racket is a full-body movement that requires a variety of muscles to work together from head to toe… more »

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