training and conditioning

How To Train Properly in the Heat

As we enter the dog days of summer, it's important to be mindful of the high heat and humidity. Generally speaking, those who enjoy outdoor workouts prefer conditions that involve cooler temperatures and low humidity.... more »

Benefits of High School and Youth Sports for Student-Athletes

The benefits of high school and youth sports have always been expressed by coaches, parents, and administrators. Now, however, there are quantifiable data that suggests there are considerable non-physical benefits of playing sports in addition... 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 »

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 »

5 Strategies for Student-Athletes To Stay Fueled

When the temperatures begin to turn up in the summer months, staying properly fueled through practices and games takes on a greater importance — especially with younger student-athletes. Ensuring that a student-athlete is well hydrated... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Tips to better cycling techniques

With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting the access to gyms and fitness centers and adjoining fitness equipment, many athletes from youth to recreational to professional, have turned to cycling as an easy and effective mean to... more »

Recreational running done the right way

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic shut off athletes from gyms and fitness centers, running has always been of the best (and, not to mention, cheapest) ways to get exercise and fresh air. What can be... 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 »

The Squat: A More Detailed Look

In my first article of this series, I gave a quick introduction of what to look for to keep your athletes safe when performing squats, deadlifts, and cleans. It was broad and basic and only... more »

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