weight training

Incorporating Complex Training in your Program

Unless you’re a racecar driver, equestrian athlete, or surfer, your sports skills are initiated by your feet putting force into the ground. Athletes operate through ground-based activities. They’re pushing against the ground or a firm... 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 »

5 Reasons To Start Strength Training Today

Strength training, also referred to as weight training or resistance training, involves any physical movement in which you use your body weight or equipment to build muscle mass, strength, and endurance. Within that world includes... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Increasing your Power Index for Strength & Conditioning

In the sporting world, the main reason for partaking in a strength and conditioning program is to provide a benefit to athletic performance. One of the critical features of a good strength and conditioning program... more »

5 Foods for Fast Muscle Recovery

Post-workout meals play an important role in muscle recovery. It can not only speed up the recovery process but lightens that soreness feeling the next day. In a recent article on NDTV.com, they shared five... 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 »

5 Kettlebell Exercise to Incorporate into Your Workout

A recent article from BoxRox.com highlighted the benefits of incorporating kettlebell exercises into your training regimen. They are especially good at improving your grip, back, and shoulders, which is why Kettlebells are very popular in the... more »

Brian Hess, UNC Football Strength Coach, Shares his Philosophies

Brian Hess has been the head strength and conditioning coach for the North Carolina football program since 2019. Prior to arriving at Chapel Hill, Hess, after spending two years as the head football strength coach... 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 »

Distinguishing Differences in Wearable Sensor Tech

Once thought of only for the affluent athletes of top-tier colleges and professional teams, wearable sensor technology has exploded — and expanded — in recent years to get real-time data to measure athletic performance at... more »

4 Trends in Strength and Conditioning for 2021

The strength and conditioning business has always been about evolution. The primary goal of the field itself is to physically improve athletes and clients in some capacity. So, it only makes sense that exercises and... more »

Rest, Assured: The Value of Quality Rest

Today with the emphasis on safely developing and increasing strength and conditioning in athletes at all levels, less thought is put into rest periods. How long should rest periods be between sets, training sessions, and... more »

NSCA’s Depth-Drop Push-Ups from Developing Power

Push-ups are one of the most popular exercises among fitness nuts and top-notch athletes. The movement is highly effective for improving upper body pushing strength and endurance and can be done with no equipment. There... more »

True Fitness Technology Acquires Octane Fitness

This is an issued press release from True Fitness* St. Louis, Mo., October 14, 2020 – Frank Trulaske, CEO of TRUE Fitness Technology, Inc. (TRUE), a global provider of premium fitness equipment, announced today that... more »

Food & Exercise: Recipe for a Healthy Life

Eating proper food and regularly exercising is a pair that goes hand-in-hand with one another. Though not as recognizable as other great pairings — peanut butter and jelly, ketchup and mustard, and milk and cereal... more »

Guide to Push-Pull Workouts

The push-pull workout is one that is very popular among bodybuilders and other athletes to maximize recovery time between workouts and create a balanced physique. This style of training structures workouts based on each muscles'... 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 »

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 »

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