strength and conditioning

Guide to Maximizing Battle Ropes

Looking for a new total upper body exercise to incorporate into your strength and conditioning routine? Take an extra look at battle ropes and the benefits it can bring. Though they may look intimidating at... more »

Q&A with Mississippi State Strength Coach Collin Crane

While everyone's focus in the college sports world is currently on football — and the teams that have and have not participated yet — Mississippi State strength coach is looking ahead to basketball and the... more »

Broncos Hire First Female Coach in Franchise History

Prior to the start of the 2020-21 NFL regular season, the Denver Broncos already made history when announcing their first female full-time coach in franchise history last week. Emily Zaler, a certified strength and conditioning... more »

Raring To Go: A Snapshot into 2 Schools Attempting to Resume Athletic Activities

With schools and organizations rearing to resume athletic activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic — with some having already begun playing live games — ensuring the safety of coaches, student-athletes and staff members is priority number... more »

While Sports Are Changing, Training Methods Should Stay the Same

Sports may look different from the emergence of COVID-19 last spring, but that doesn't mean the training methods for student-athletes have remained the same. While sports seasons have been postponed, canceled, or altered to some... more »

UH Football Coach: “We’re Not in Shape Right Now”

Less than a month from now, the University of Houston football team will begin its 2020 season — barring any potential setbacks from the COVID-19 pandemic. And though the Cougars are approaching nearly six weeks... more »

WA Strength Coach Fueling High School Athletes

A Washington state high school strength and conditioning coach is counting on more of the right calories to build strength in student high schools. Colby Heefner, the Oak Harbor High School strength coach, working through... more »

6 Body-Weight Exercises to Increase Multidirectional Movement

In strength and conditioning, most coaches and trainers identify functional movement exercises in six categories: squatting, hinging, pushing, pulling, rotating, and core stabilization. This set of exercises focuses on functional body-weight movements in all planes... more »

The Most Important Class A High School Student Can Take

“Welcome to the most important class you will ever take in high school.”  Every year, this is my standard introduction for new students in my High School Weight Training Class. My statement is generally met... more »

Golf Fitness Coach In Awe of Bryson DeChambeau

The runaway winner of the Rocket Mortgage Classic in July, Bryson DeChambeau, has wowed golf fans with his body transformation and the additional yardage he's picking up off the tee. En route to his tournament... more »

NSCA Celebrates 2020 Annual Award Winners

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is proud to announce this year’s recipients for the organization’s annual awards. These distinctive awards honor professionals around the world for outstanding achievement in their field. The 2020... more »

California HS Conditioning Programs Held In Limbo

Workouts have started, then stopped, and then started again for various high school athletic programs in the state of California. The continual knee-jerk reaction to the rise and fall, and rise again of the COVID-19... more »

USTA Announces Safety Tips Amid COVID-19

While many of the major team sports have had difficulty resuming athletic activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but sports that are played outside and can maintain social distancing recommendations have been able to return quicker.... more »

NSCA Announces 2020 Career Award Winners

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) proudly announced the winners of the organization’s 2020 Career Awards this week, according to an issued press release from the organization. Each year, these distinguished awards honor those... more »

NSCA: Professional Development for Women Strength Coaches

Finding a job as a strength and conditioning coach coming out of college is not easy. You may feel ready to take on the world and apply the techniques and philosophies you've learned at college... more »

Role of Athletic Trainers in Ohio Change Amid Return to Sports

As high schools begin welcoming student-athletes back on campus to resume some form of athletic activities, the job of high school athletic trainers has slightly shifted. A typical day for an athletic trainer might involve... more »

5 Tips For Improving Recovery Between Workouts

Recovery — often the forgotten step in workout regimens. An athlete can complete all the supersets, finish off those max numbers in the weight room, and reach new personal bests on the treadmill. But when... more »

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 »

Answering 3 FAQs on the Benefits of Rowing

In a recent article with the British publication, Coach Mag, world champion rower Matthew Tarrant reviewed the benefits of utilizing a rowing machine as a form of cardio and conditioning. There are many advantages of... more »

Iowa Strength Coach Disputes Claims of Racist Rhetoric with Former Players

A longtime University of Iowa strength and conditioning coach, Chris Doyle, issued a statement over the weekend denying claims from multiple former football players that he committed in biased behavior against black players. The statement,... more »

Speed Kills: Incorporating agility training give programs an edge

Nowadays, every athlete is bigger, stronger, and faster than those from previous generations.  Offensive linemen, once thought of as the “hogs” of the football team, are running sub-five second 40-yard dashes and sub-eight second three-cone... 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 »

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 »

Basketball never stops with HomeCourt

As the popular Nike slogan suggests, basketball never stops. The people from HomeCourt, a basketball training app, have taken this slogan to new heights — helping basketball players of all ages and skill levels improve... 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 »

FSU Football’s strength coach offers insight on his philosophies

For Josh Storms, being Florida State football's strength and conditioning coach goes far beyond helping student-athletes get bigger, stronger and faster. It's about building a culture of young men that can deal with the face... more »

Keys to succeed as a strength coach

No longer a novelty among athletic programs, strength and conditioning coaches are now a crucial cog in building a successful program. Whether they're referred to as strength coaches or performance specialists, their job is far... more »

Alabama Football uses Apple watches to aid home workouts

The newest members of the University of Alabama football staff has made a lasting first impression to head coach Nick Saban by incorporating modern technology with some old-school training techniques. According to a story in... 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 »

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