Posts tagged "strength training"

Chris Holder: Conditioning for Competition—More Than Just Running

Do all athletes need to run? Chris Holder’s personal experiences playing football led him to look for other conditioning options to better prepare his at...

Dan John: Principles of Training for the Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC) Preparation Program

“It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish.” Dan John gives you the small, but important additions that lead to a successful Russian Kettlebell Certification experience.

Dan John: Olympic Lifting—Etching vs Reaction

Athletes live in transitions. Dan John differentiates between when those transitions should be reactive and when they should be etched—as in Olympic lifting.

Joe Di Stefano: Training for Obstacle Course Racing

Whether you are training to survive or compete, obstacle course racing requires specific programming. Spartan Race’s Pro Team manager, Joe DiStefano, knows what it takes.

Gray Cook and Dan John: Working in the Tall-Kneeling Position

Gray Cook and Dan John look at the self-limiting value of using holds in the tall-kneeling position. It’s amazing how quickly asymmetries appear.

Chris Holder: The Art of Communication (for Coaching and Beyond)

If you want to be a great coach, you need to be a great communicator. Chris Holder guides you on errors that can easily be corrected to better convey your knowledge to your athletes.

Brett Jones: Push Press for Power

What is power? Do you have the foundation for the power that you want to accomplish your goals? Brett Jones uses the push press as an example of using patterns to build strength . . . t...

Chris Holder: Turning Speed

Changing direction with speed and agility is a ‘symphony’ of athleticism – Chris Holder discusses the vital importance of turning speed and how he coaches it to his teams’ advan...

Glenn Pendlay: Strength Training is a Process, Not an Event

Spreadsheets are great for developing percentage-based strength training programs, but Glenn Pendlay wonders if they change how we view the training experience.

Greg Dea and Rod Harris: Bench Press Movement Mistakes — Lock Them Out or Learn from Them

Dea and Harris dissect the bench press as an example of how and when function should determine the treatment of movement mistakes: What do the numbers say? What’s the athletic carry o...

Chris Holder: Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Are We Lifting the Athleticism Out of Our Athletes?

Strength and conditioning coaches exist to fully prepare their athletes for the endeavors and challenges ahead. We may also be hurting them if we lift without guiding principles.

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