Strength & Conditioning

5 components of a strong off-season training program

The main purpose of the off-season training schedule is to help improve your on-field performance. For field sport athletes such as American football that means balancing a whole array of different training qualities. You might... more »

Michigan’s Juwan Howard involved in incident with team’s strength coach

Michigan coach Juwan Howard reportedly was involved in a confrontation with strength and conditioning coach Jon Sanderson during a recent practice, multiple outlets reported Monday. According to The Athletic, the incident is undergoing a university... more »

UNC researcher explores how menstrual cycles affect strength training

Research from a University of North Carolina professor has revealed key differences in the health needs of female athletes—particularly surrounding menstrual cycles and hormonal contraceptives. Abbie Smith-Ryan is the director of UNC's Applied Physiology Laboratory... more »

Practical application of VBT to improve strength & conditioning

Delve into the scientific principles underpinning Velocity-Based Training (VBT) and its application in strength and conditioning programs. Gain insights into monitoring and adapting training loads for enhanced athlete performance. Discover practical tips for integrating VBT... more »

Columbus State dedicates new athletic training facility

Through charitable support from The Hughston Clinic, Columbus State University Athletics on Oct. 26 officially dedicated the new Hughston Clinic Sports Performance Center and the Champ L. Baker Jr. Athletic Training Room in memory of... more »

What are the benefits of EPOC?

Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), often called the “afterburn effect,” is the increased use of oxygen and calories after you stop exercising. It’s the energy your body uses to return to a resting state — a gift... more »

How to Influence & Implement a Winning Team Culture

Successful teams have a unified culture that keeps everyone organized, focused, and moving in a positive direction. It’s very important for the athletes to understand that there is one team culture, and to hear and... more »

The benefits of pause squats

Pause squats include performing any variation of the squat with a pause for 2-3 seconds at the bottom of your squat. The depth of the squat will be different for everyone, some people have the... more »

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