Posts tagged "exercise program design"

Models of Periodization

The data, the books and your experience all tell you that periodization works to maximize the performance of your athletes. But are you using the most effe...

Dan John: Symmetry Work

What’s missing in strength training? Dan says “Symmetry Work” . . . and shows you just the kind of lifts and exercises he uses to identify and correct asymmetries.

Alwyn Cosgrove: The Program Is Your Responsibility

Medical history? No risk factors? Cleared to exercise? FMS score? What else do you need to know before you write the program?

Mike Prevost: Heart Rate Reserve – Measuring Cardiovascular Fitness Improvement

What can heart rate really tell you about fitness? Mike Prevost recognizes heart rate reserve as an easy assessment for high intensity work and gives you the numbers you need to put it ...

Mike Prevost: Resistance Training Repetition Schemes and Their Applications

The complexity of resistance training programming is best approached by breaking down the lift into its systems. How many reps with how much weight? The answer is probably simpler than ...

Patrick Ward: My Training Philosophy

Patrick Ward presents a simple training philosophy that establishes priorities: manage the first two steps well, then go ahead and attack your specific goals.

Mike Boyle: It’s Not the Program; It’s the Coaching

If you had to make the choice, would it be great program or great coaching? Mike Boyle tackles that question with an answer that’s all about the human component.

Gray Cook: Feeling Awkward, Intimidated & Disconnected in the Deep Squat

Your squat can’t grow if you can’t do it. Why squat with load, stress or repetition if you already feel awkward, disconnected and intimidated with bodyweight? For Gray Cook, that’...

Lee Burton: Programming Needs of a High School Football Player

What athletes want isn’t always what they need. Programming to blend their "wants" with what you decide they need is an art, as Lee Burton explains using the patterns of the Functiona...

Robert Linkul: Three Things I Learned Training Older Adults

Robert Linkul continues his series on training older adults. Part Two focuses on what he has learned from his lifetime clients: Three points that will help you gain and keep your own "L...

Lee Burton: Corrective Strategies

Are you using corrective strategies? Or just corrective exercises? Lee Burton takes you back to the fundamentals of movement and correction.

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