Fitness & Cardio

Building Both Muscle & Strength

Generally speaking, training to get strong involves low sets of heavy weights, while training to pack on muscle – also known as hypertrophy training – involves higher reps of light to moderate weight. A recent article... 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 »

Yellow Jacket In-Season Speed Training

Coaches of all levels and all sports now realize the value of a well-run and organized in-season strength and conditioning program. This was not always the norm though. Many coaches and programs were reluctant to... more »

5 Tips to Warm Up Effectively Before Workouts

To stay safe and get the most out of your workout you must always include a pre-workout warm up before you begin and then finish with a cool down to get your body back into... more »


VO2 Max: assisting coaches in optimizing workouts for anaerobic threshold

{Sponsored} At the professional and Division I levels, VO2 Max testing is an important piece of the puzzle, used to optimize workouts that will then raise the aerobic threshold for each unique athlete. It’s a measurement... more »

NSCA Announces Tactical S&C Professional of the Year

The National Strength and Conditioning Association is proud to announce that Jay Dawes, Ph.D., CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, TSAC-F,*D, FNSCA, has been selected as the NSCA’s Tactical Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year for 2021. Award... more »

Air Force Fitness Test is Back with a New Look

Airmen at the 919th Special Operations Wing will notice some changes to the scoring for the Air Force fitness test, which resumed at the start of July, after a lengthy pandemic-induced delay. “The biggest change... 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 »

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