strength and conditioning

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 »

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 »

Building a Foundation: Strength training for youth athletes

Here are things that sport coaches dealing with younger populations can address early in an athlete’s development to build a foundation in the weight room… more »

Lacrosse: Training players for speed and strength

Lacrosse players need tremendous strength, power and flexibility in the kinetic chain. Here are essential training tips for strength coaches… 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 »

How to use force plates in sports (sponsored)

Learn how to effectively use force plates for the measurement of force production, power and landing dynamics in human movement… more »

Strength coaches roundtable: Using analytics in training

In our 2019 strength coaches roundtable, Training & Conditioning looks at the ways information and analytics influence how athletes train… more »

‘The Oak Hill Grind’

At the Oak Hill Academy, our basketball team designs our preseason workout program as competitions, making athletes stronger, resilient and explosive… more »

Certified Strength: The value of a CSCS

A NSCA-Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) plays a pivotal role in reducing injuries, enhancing performance and building confidence… more »

Foot speed and coordination with jump rope

By working on foot speed and coordination with a jump rope before every strength session for five minutes, you’ll see significant athletic improvement… more »

In-season strength and conditioning for Syracuse football

At Syracuse, strength and conditioning plays a major role in how the football team is able to maintain its up-temp philosophy. .. more »

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