Weight Training

UNC trainer gets creative with home workouts during coronavirus

The University of North Carolina football team is blending current technology with an old-school approach to workouts while players are home for the foreseeable future during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Shawn... more »

The Hybrid Squat: A valuable asset to improve power, speed

The hybrid squat is an exercise that combines a single-leg squat and a single-leg deadlift. Learn how it can be effective in your strength program… more »

Safety in the weight room

Safety in the weight room can’t be ignored by strength coaches. Here are some tips to avoid injuries during squats, deadlifts and cleans… more »

Introducing power training to young athletes

It’s important to remember that the definition of strength is force X distance, while power, is defined as force X distance divided by time. The difference is the time element. In other words, how fast force can be applied. The term speed strength is often used to describe power… more »

Should You Hold Workouts in the Early Morning?

Many teams hold training sessions or regular practice sessions in the early morning hours. Sometimes this is done out of necessity, other times coaches and strength/conditioning coaches believe it’s a good way to instill the value of hard work and determination their athletes… more »

Prioritizing hip strength in training programs

Though it’s an often-overlooked area in the weight room, the hips are vital for explosiveness and overall athletic performance.
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Dynamic Effort Method can serve athletes well

The Dynamic Effort Method, or quickly lifting a submaximal load, is a training method typically used by powerlifters. But it also can help athletes… more »


In Top Form

To help athletes reach their physical peak, you can’t neglect upper-body strength. From pushing to pulling and everything in between, this roundtable of experts covers effective training strategies for the chest, back, arms, and core… more »

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