Strength & Conditioning

The evolution of the football speed coach

The game of football continues to evolve. Twenty-first-century players are bigger, faster, and stronger. But of these three physical traits, speed remains the most coveted. In 1975, the Dallas Cowboys hired Bob Ward as the... more »

Practical programming for young strength coaches

Young coaches must grasp simple training concepts, such as progression and overloading. While all experiences should help them build out their coaching toolbox, not all tools need to be used, and your tools evolve with... more »

Study: Higher training volume leads to increased size, not strength

Which way is better to improve strength in athletes through weight training — high reps and low weight or low reps and high weight? A new study explores this idea. The study, which was presented at... more »

French Olympians track menstrual cycles to boost performance

For the last year, French swimmer Caroline Jouisse has been tracking her menstrual cycles and sharing the data with her coaches ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics. Tracking that information, she said, allows her and... more »

Study: decreasing sedentary time in class reduces obesity

Introducing more movement into lessons led to an 8% reduction in children's waist-to-height ratio, according to new research from UCL and the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH). The study, published in Obesity Facts, is the first... more »

Best nutritional practices for building power in athletes

Athletes usually have a common goal when reaching out to a performance dietitian: to improve their nutrition to succeed in their sport.  Most sports require power in some shape or form whether that’s exploding across... more »

Cross-training for sport-specific athletes

Cross-training is a series of exercises that utilizes a variety of training outside of their main sport to develop improvements in fitness. Coaches have been utilizing this type of training in performance development for a... more »

Youth-specific strength training methods

Strength training can provide a plethora of positive benefits to our youth as long as they are interested in strength training and the program that is directed for the adolescent is properly supervised preferably through... more »

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