strength & conditioning

Dryland Training Tips for the Active Swimmer

When training to become a top-flight swimmer, it's equally as important to train on the land as it is to train in the pool. A recent story from Swimming World Magazine gave a few dryland... more »

Indiana Initiative Aims to Unite Health Care Systems with Fitness Professionals

Exercise is Medicine (EIM) in Indiana, announced an initiative to bring together fitness professionals, healthcare systems, providers, and community resources to better integrate physical activity into American healthcare. A story from Club Industry highlighted the... more »

3 Ways to Build Athleticism in Basketball Players

Basketball season is right around the corner, and, if you haven't already, now is the perfect time to begin building your foundation of athleticism. A recent story from Stack.com highlighted three ways basketball players can... more »

5 Foods To Consider for a Muscle-Building Diet

While no one food will make you stronger, there are some foods that can aid in the process. In addition to muscle-building training, eating protein-rich, higher-calorie foods aids muscle growth. Your body then needs a... more »

Using the Pool in Strength Training

Many of our coaches used to laugh when I told them their athletes could benefit from a water workout. They were under the impression that a water workout meant simply splashing around and having fun... more »

Mexican Sports Medicine Specialists Adopt Multidisciplinary Approach

With the objective of supporting the athletes of the State of Mexico, the Department of Sciences Applied to Sports develops a physical and medical follow-up of athletes in their different stages. Jorge Luis Reynoso Barbosa,... more »

Four Best Exercises for Hip Mobility

Mobility exercises are the not-so-secret way to fast-track your fitness goals, whatever they are. Not only is mobility important for your overall physical health and longevity, but it also promotes muscle activation, decreases pain and... more »

The Core Benefits of Planking

Most people have heard of planking, but there are also plenty of misconceptions about what this move entails. Although there are lots of variations and modifications, a plank is an isometric exercise that targets the... more »

Study Suggests Exercise Will Not Offset a Poor Diet

New research has found that high levels of physical activity do not counteract the detrimental effects of a poor diet on mortality risk. The University of Sydney-led study found participants who had both high levels... more »

When to do Full-Body Workouts & Splits

A recent article from Livestrong.com explains when you should utilize full-body workouts and split up the muscle groups. Below is an excerpt from that Livestrong article. Which is better? That depends on three questions only... more »

Twenty Minutes of Daily Physical Activity Advised for Teens

Twenty minutes a day. That's all it takes to be a healthy young person, according to a recent study. Twenty minutes of daily vigorous physical activity (VPA) seems to be best for maximizing cardiorespiratory fitness... more »

Oregon Athletics to Present Proposal to Raise College Strength Coach Certification Requirements

The University of Oregon athletics department is considering bringing a proposal to the Pac-12 and eventually the NCAA to raise the bar of accreditation requirements for strength and conditioning coaches at the collegiate level. The... more »

Alabama MBB Hires Henry Barrera as the Men’s Basketball Strength Coach

Alabama men's basketball head coach Nate Oats announced Tuesday the hiring of Henry Barrera as the men's basketball strength and conditioning coach. Barrera comes to Tuscaloosa after spending seven years with Liberty University, serving as the... more »

This Shoulder Exercise is Done In Many NFL Weight Rooms

Certain muscle groups are just better suited for endurance training than others. Muscles that support fine motor skills, as well as those involved in rotational movements, are two examples that come to mind. All muscle... more »

Rogue Fitness to Manufacture & Distribute Kabuki Strength’s Bench Bar

Kabuki Strength, America's leader in the design and manufacturing of biomechanically sound specialty barbells, is pleased to announce that Rogue Fitness will soon begin manufacturing and distributing its Kadillac Bar, supporting the overwhelming demand for the... more »

Building Speed in the Trenches

Life happens pretty fast when playing in the trenches. Massive bodies colliding through an explosive burst, jockeying for positioning for 50 to 100 snaps a game. In football, success and failure are delineated by a... more »

Tips for Integrating The Snatch and Clean & Jerk

A conversation I frequently have with fellow coaches and colleagues is whether or not weightlifting derivatives are worth the time they take to teach their athletes. While the answer (like most things in sports performance)... more »

Buccaneers Promote Maral Javadifar to Director of Rehab & Performance Coach

On Monday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that assistant strength & conditioning coach/physical therapist Maral Javadifar has been promoted to the newly-created position of Director of Rehabilitation and Performance Coach. Javadifar had spent three seasons... more »

How Much Should You Exercise to be Healthy?

According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the ideal exercise regimen balances cardiovascular work and strength training. Their guidelines recommend 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity each week or vigorous-intensity aerobic activity for... more »

Study Finds Link Between Lack of Exercise & Depression

At one point or another, we've all heard that there's a positive correlation between strong physical health and mental health. Now we might have applicable evidence to support that statement. A recent report from MedicalXpress.com... more »

The Ins & Outs of Plyometrics Training

Plyometrics is a type of exercise training that uses the speed and force of different movements to build muscle power. Plyometrics training can improve your physical performance and ability to do different activities. Plyometrics can include... more »

Study: Muscle-Strengthening Activities May Lower Risk of Mortality

According to a recent study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, regular engagement in muscle-strengthening activities, such as resistance training, may lower the risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. Using MEDLINE... more »

How to Master the Power Clean

The power clean is an explosive whole body movement used by weightlifters and athletes to develop strength and power. While it began as an essential Olympic weightlifting movement, the power clean has become a staple... more »

Increased Exercise Lowers ‘Preventable’ Deaths in Older Adults

Small increases in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity among older adults in the United States prevent up to an estimated 275,000 deaths annually, a study published Monday JAMA Internal Medicine found. By adding 30 minutes per day of... more »

What You Need To Know About VO2 Max

If you exercise regularly, you probably keep track of how many minutes you work out, how many calories your burn, and your heart rate. But there’s another indicator that can help you improve your aerobic... more »

Building Both Muscle & Strength

Generally speaking, training to get strong involves low sets of heavy weights, while training to pack on muscle – also known as hypertrophy training – involves higher reps of light to moderate weight. A recent article... more »

Univ. of Pittsburgh ATC Donating Kidney to Colleague’s Child

A University of Pittsburgh athletic trainer is donating her kidney to save the life of a colleague's four-year-old son. Molly Trott has worked with the Panthers since 2018, primarily with the track and field program. Mary... more »

The Foundation for the Future Begins in the Weight Room

Winning starts in the weight room. We’ve all heard that from the mouth of a sports coach at one time or another. And, sure, there’s truth to that on the field. But once the clock... more »

Women in the Weight Room

Progress is a continual onward movement, unconcerned with what’s around it or what’s being said — only with advancing forward. And though progress is a never-ending process, it is important to look at what’s been... more »

Building Effective Soccer Strength & Conditioning Programs

Modern soccer is characterized by intense, large volume microcycles, which require very precise and non-intrusive methods to guide the soccer-specific development of the athletes. The following article contains exercises that are meant to provide aid... more »

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