Weight Training

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 »

To the Mat

Building strength in the weightroom is essential in a physical sport like wrestling. These five exercises should be part of any wrestler’s training program… more »

CSCS Needed?

There’s no question that more high schools across the country are opting to hire an NSCA-certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) to enhance their athletic programs. These professionals play a pivotal role in reducing injuries and improving long-term athletic development as well as improving performance and confidence… more »

Dynamic Effort

Lifting a submaximal load as fast as possible, known as the dynamic effort method, is common among powerlifters. This strength and conditioning specialist says DEM can be equally beneficial for athletes… more »

Overhead Push

We asked Ed Nordenschild, Associate Athletics Director for Strength and Conditioning/Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports at the University of Virginia, for his thoughts on training upper body strength… more »

Bouncing Back

After a loss, there may be less enthusiasm at the next practice or weight-lifting session. Here’s how to pump some energy back into your players… more »

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