Strength & Conditioning

Tips to better cycling techniques

With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting the access to gyms and fitness centers and adjoining fitness equipment, many athletes from youth to recreational to professional, have turned to cycling as an easy and effective mean to... more »

Recreational running done the right way

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic shut off athletes from gyms and fitness centers, running has always been of the best (and, not to mention, cheapest) ways to get exercise and fresh air. What can be... more »

Breaking down the burpee for better results

At-home workouts have become a thing of the norm in recent months and that likely means less equipment, smaller spaces, and a less-than-ideal setup. The potential lack of strength-training tools leads to more bodyweight routines... more »

Strength & conditioning programs for Texas high school football may return in June

Football activities on the high school level may return as early as June in the state of Texas. Two state high school sports governing bodies announced on Tuesday, May 19 that strength and conditioning programs... more »

8 dynamic plyometric moves to add to your workout

Plyometric movements have shown to torch calories, increase muscle strength, and improves power with explosive movements. Such types of training involve power jumping, repetitive bounding, and quick-force production. When your muscles eccentrically contract, or shorten,... more »

Building power and strength in the football player

Power and strength are two necessary traits for any successful football player. The ability to drive with explosiveness, win one-on-one battles, and make positive plays all come from the power and strength of a player.... more »

Big Ten Conference extends suspension of team activities

The Big Ten Conference announced on Monday, May 4 that it will extend the previously announced suspension of all organized team activities through June 1, 2020, and will re-evaluate again at that time. The decision... more »

The Squat: A More Detailed Look

In my first article of this series, I gave a quick introduction of what to look for to keep your athletes safe when performing squats, deadlifts, and cleans. It was broad and basic and only... more »

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