Strength & Conditioning

‘Take the Best, Leave the Rest:’ Evaluating your training methods

The title of this blog represents my philosophy of evaluation of training methods. Look for the best in whatever you’re studying, what’s useful and applicable to you and your situation.

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9 questions to develop your training philosophy

As you develop your training philosophy and methodology, you will be exposed to different ideas. Here are some questions you might ask yourself as you determine if new or different methods are right for your athletes and your program… more »

4 simple exercises that teach athletes to bend

So many times I’d hear coaches say that an athlete had stiff hips. You can remedy that with simple drills that teach your athletes to bend. .. more »

Coaching Humans

I want to start a discussion centered around common sense and training athletes. The two have been like a separated married couple and it’s stressing the kids out. .. more »

Why self-hypnosis is a viable training tool for athletes

 Athletes and their strength/conditioning coaches have always been open to trying new concepts to maximize athletic performance. Mental training has long been a valuable tool that athletes have utilized. There's a variation of mental training... more »

Strength Training During the Baseball Season

Major League Baseball starts in full force today with a full slate of games. The college baseball season has been underway for weeks and high school baseball is about to begin for the non-warm weather... more »

The Muscle Clean & Snatch

by Jordan TingmanAs a collegiate strength and conditioning coach, we deal a lot with rookies coming into the weight room with little-to-no technique with regard to the Olympic variations. Many people think the Olympic lifts... more »

A Winning Duo: Strength Training & Nutrition

Husband Aaron Burkart is in his third year with Texas State as the head football strength and conditioning coach after having served as the director of football strength and conditioning. Wife Chelsea Burkart became the... more »

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