strength & conditioning

Strength & Conditioning Opening at Cape Breton

Cape Breton University (CBU) invites applications for the position of High-Performance Strength and Conditioning Coach. This is a full-time Limited Term position. The successful candidate will develop and deliver appropriate strength and conditioning sessions with... more »

5 Tips to Warm Up Effectively Before Workouts

To stay safe and get the most out of your workout you must always include a pre-workout warm up before you begin and then finish with a cool down to get your body back into... more »

NSCA Announces Tactical S&C Professional of the Year

The National Strength and Conditioning Association is proud to announce that Jay Dawes, Ph.D., CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, TSAC-F,*D, FNSCA, has been selected as the NSCA’s Tactical Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year for 2021. Award... more »

Q&A with Reggie Scott, Rams’ VP of Sports Medicine & Performance

Reggie Scott is a name that is frequently said aloud within the walls of the Los Angeles Rams facilities, particularly over the two years. From injury recovery to strength and conditioning program implementation to COVID-19... more »

How Alabama Football Saw a 50% Decrease in Injuries

Alabama football is used to being the best. They are regular guests of the NCAA College Football Playoff, flirting as the top-ranked team year in and year out. The Tide gets its pick of five-star... more »

NSCA Announces 2021 Awards & Honorees

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is proud to announce this year’s recipients for the organization’s 2021 annual awards. These distinctive awards honor professionals around the world for outstanding achievement in their field. Each... more »

Texas Strength Coach Torre Becton Focusing on Details

A culture shift is occurring within the University of Texas football program, and it begins in the weight room. Head coach Steve Sarkisian's vision for that culture shift centers on attention to detail: whether that's... more »

The Power of Proper Breathing

You might not think of it initially, but breathing plays a vital role in how you think, feel, rest, and recover. Heck, it can even have an impact on your posture and movement. A recent... more »

Different Box Jumps to Improve Your Strength & Conditioning

Box Jumps workouts are great to train cardio, speed, and power output. Additionally, these workouts can strengthen your lower body and core, improve your balance, and encourage better posture and mechanics. Specifically, they help train... more »

A Guide to the Close Grip Dumbbell Press

Everyone loves the barbell bench press. But, like anything in life, repetition can bring stagnancy, and stagnancy stymies growth. A recent article on FitnessVolt.com offered a variation on the barbell bench press with the close... more »

Is Burnout Having a Negative Impact on Your Workouts?

Burnout. We've all felt it before to one degree or another in varying circumstances. Whether in the workplace or in the weight room, the burnout factor is real and can have real ramifications, like depression,... more »

Sparta Science Keeps Players Playing, Coaches Coaching

Nearly half a million student-athletes compete in one of the 24 sanctioned sports by the NCAA — more than ever before. With that ever-growing number comes the bigger need of keeping them in the game.... more »

Developing Effective Training Routines In Tennis Players

It was the summer of 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio when I saw Roger Federer training a day before his opening match. He had three sparring partners on the court. They rotated against him in increments... more »

Basketball Strength Training: Make Your Next Season the Best Season

Any coach who has experienced any type of success will tell you how crucial the offseason is for a team’s improvement and a player’s development. The offseason is a time that makes average players good... more »

What the Science Says about Grounding & Its Benefits

Grounding, also referred to as earthing — what is it exactly, and how can it be beneficial in the recovery process? It is a therapeutic technique that involves doing activities that “ground” or electrically reconnect... more »

Study: Physical Activity Offers ‘Strong Protection’ from Worst COVID Outcomes

A recent study released this week shows that regular physical activity provides protection from the worst side effects of COVID-19 — hospitalization, intensive care admission, and, even, death. The study, conducted by Kaiser Permanente and... more »

The Top Fitness Trackers to Consider

In the digital era, data is king. That thought doesn't only apply to advertisers and marketing agencies. As it pertains to athletes, getting biometrics data can be the difference between performing your best and suffering... more »

3 Dumbbell Workouts to Build Strength

Thinking about making a change from barbell training to dumbbell training? Training with free weights, or dumbbells, is often thought of as the most effective way to build strength and muscle. Incorporating free weights into... more »

Virginia Tech Unveils Upgrades to Football Strength Facility

Virginia Tech Athletics officially unveiled its latest improvements to its football facilities on Tuesday. The Virginia Tech Football strength and conditioning center has been transformed into a dynamic training area to meet the current and future needs... more »

Blazing the Trail: Highlighting 3 Sports Industry Pioneers

By the late 1600s, the term ‘pioneer’ had evolved from referring to French foot soldiers who dug trenches — literally blazing trails — to take on a more metaphorical reference to trailblazers of industry.  From... more »

LSU Beach Volleyball Balancing Mental & Physical Health

Being a collegiate student-athlete, particularly at the NCAA Division I level, life is all about balance. They need balance in their diet, balance in their training, and a balance between life between the lines and... more »

Squats: The Key Movement in Exercise & Sports

The health benefits of squats include strengthening the lower body and core muscles, burning calories and helping you lose weight, and reducing your injury risk. But squats only have the above-mentioned benefits if they are... more »

3 Kettlebell Exercises to Build Strength

Kettlebell workouts have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, perhaps due to the rise of CrossFit. A cast-iron cannonball shape with handles, a kettlebell comes in various weights and can be incorporated with lunges, lifts,... more »

Training the Lower Body for Power

Building explosive lower body power is essential for high performance in sports such as football, basketball, and hockey. Your core and lower body, where your center of gravity resides, are the foundation of your strength... more »

The Best Dumbbells Arm Workouts

Working out with dumbbells can be the ideal external resistance when doing isolation exercises for specific muscle groups — like the biceps in your arms, and they're just as useful for multi-planar movements — such... more »

The Benefits of Resistance Training

Resistance training encompasses any type of exercise in which your muscles have to overcome some sort of oppositional force. That may include utilizing equipment like dumbbells, kettlebells, and resistance bands or using your own bodyweight... more »

The Benefits of Athletes Practicing Yoga

If you are looking for a creative way to get strength and resistance training while improving your range of motion and balance, yoga may be a good addition to your workouts. It may be the... more »

Improving Your Recovery Phase

The whole purpose of recovery in exercise is to allow your muscles to repair themselves and to engage muscles that are sore from your workout. There are also different things that you can do during... more »

Breaking Down Effective Creatine Use

Creatine is an amino acid located mostly in your body's muscles, as well as in the brain. Though it can be made synthetically, most people get creatine through seafood and red meat, according to the... more »

Benefits of Strength & Conditioning Programs for Young Women

In a recent article on Healio.com, Mary K. Mulcahey, MD, FAAOS, FAOA, outlined the importance of strength and conditioning programs for adolescent women athletes. She noted the spike in participation in high school and collegiate... more »

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