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My Tool Kit!

The Strength and Conditioning Coach has basically Five Tools: Nutrition and caloric restriction Inefficient exercise Strength training Hypertrophy and mobility training (the “Fountain of Youth”) Mental set   These are not in any special order, but one tool might be important during the off-season while another might be crucial in the pre-season. And, the sport….  

Oddly, I am a Pear Tree

I love metaphors but sometimes I lose my audience using them. Metaphors are the wonderful bridge between what is already known and what is needed to know.   I once bought a tree. This tree taught me the key lesson in successful coaching. When you buy a tree you have almost a decade to discover….  

IWT: an underappreciated training method

(We had some kind of issue this week; Here is a piece on sprinting and bodyweight work. ) Like many of you, I have moved a few times in my life. Dragging training equipment over a few state lines is very expensive and, frankly, a royal pain. Through the years, I have bought and rebought….  

The One Arm Press…one of my favorites

The one arm overhead press might be the best single overall upperbody lift for the adult male. It works the deltoids and triceps as well as all the supporting muscles for the entire body. Along with a squat or deadlift, you might have the perfect combination for basic simple training for most men.   My….  

Thinking!!!!…and the Strength Coach

Years ago, a friend of mine was spending a lot of time on the road selling whatever he was selling at the time. He took some good advice and decided to turn his travels into a “Mobile University” and he began collecting audiotape books. These came in large boxes with dozens of cassettes inside. Part….  

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