Weight Training

Georgia Tech Strength Coach Preparing Jackets’ Basketball Players

As student-athletes at various levels begin rearing up for their respective seasons in The Peach State, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets' basketball strength and conditioning coach Dan Taylor has developed an altered plan for his... 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 »

Eddie Hall shares 3 tips for improving deadlift technique

Former World's Strongest Man winner Eddie Hall knows a thing or two about performing the perfect deadlift. As the current world record holder for the heaviest deadlift, moving 1,100 pounds of weight back in 2016,... more »

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 »

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