Strength & Conditioning

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 »

Inside the K-State ‘Shark Week’ conditioning sessions

The Kansas State men's basketball team recently completed its off-season conditioning program, affectionately dubbed "Shark Week." Shark Week is eight hours across five days and features a bevy of conditioning drills to prepare the Wildcats... more »

How West Virginia Develops Football Players

The goal of the strength and conditioning program at West Virginia University is to provide our student-athletes with the highest physical and mental preparedness on the field of competition.  My goal is for our football... more »

A strength coach’s contribution to an NFL Hall of Famer

It's what every strength coach strives for—watching the student-athletes they work with develop and maximize their athletic career and receive the type of recognition the athlete dreamed about. Kelly Neuhauser got to experience this recently,... more »

NHSSCA launches certification program

The National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA) has introduced the High School Strength Coach Certification (HSSCC) Program, the first certification program specifically for high school strength & conditioning coaches. The announcement was made at... more »

Gators Football boasts off-season gains

With the college football season right around the corner, the Florida Gators are showing off their gains in Gainesville. Head coach Billy Napier puts a premium on weight room success, employing Mark Hocke to run... more »

Study cites isometric exercises as best to help lower blood pressure

According to a recent systematic review, isometric exercises are the best to lower your blood pressure. Exercises like wall sits and planks performed regularly were mentioned as examples in a systematic review and meta-analysis published... more »

McMaster Univ. study shares best weight training practices

A study by McMaster University kinesiologists found that whether using heavy or light weights, lifting them as much as possible builds strength and muscle. The kinesiologists studied many of the popular variables when it comes... more »

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