Strength & Conditioning

Tips to Improve Your Pull-Up Form

The pullup is considered an advanced exercise. It’s more difficult than the chin-up. But the pull-up can be modified or done on an assisted machine for beginners, and you’ll still get benefits from these variations.... more »

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 »

Researchers Link NBA ACL Injuries to Driving Towards Hoop

For ages basketball coaches from youth leagues to the NBA preached that their players attack the rim and go for the highest percentage shot. Heck, the game even rewards this style of play — granting... more »

Women in the Weight Room

Progress is a continual onward movement, unconcerned with what’s around it or what’s being said — only with advancing forward. And though progress is a never-ending process, it is important to look at what’s been... more »

Building Effective Soccer Strength & Conditioning Programs

Modern soccer is characterized by intense, large volume microcycles, which require very precise and non-intrusive methods to guide the soccer-specific development of the athletes. The following article contains exercises that are meant to provide aid... 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 »

6 Tips to Improve Leadership Qualities

It is often said that all problems inside organizations come down to issues in leadership. For this reason, it should become an area of study for all sports medicine and strength and conditioning professionals. Since... more »

Implementing a High-Performance Program During a Pandemic

The last year-plus has challenged us in many ways, both personally and professionally. As a strength and conditioning professional, your focus is always on developing your athletes and being with them daily to ensure they... more »

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