Strength, Power, and Athleticism

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As a strength and conditioning coach, I seek the most efficient means possible to make every athlete I work with as strong and powerful as their genetics will allow. It is very important in athletic training to define your goals and cut out what I would call “fluff exercises.” This is truly a field where 20% of all available exercise options can lead to 80% of potential growth (increased strength and power). I think an argument can also be made … Continue reading

Why do Teen Athletes Need More Muscle?

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As a strength and conditioning coach, and trainer who has been working in the fitness field for many years, I can sometimes overlook some of the basic principles when discussing my training philosophy with parents or athletes. I’ve realized one of the most overlooked topics is muscle and why it’s needed, how to get it, and how much to build. Once an athlete gets to the age of hormonal change, or puberty, there is a prime environment for muscle growth … Continue reading