Bring Speed into the Weight Room with the HiTrainer

Bring Speed into the Weight Room with the HiTrainer

“Speed kills” is a cliché that is no less true for being over-repeated and under-trained. The fact is, time, equipment, and staffing constrain coaches to quantify progress and athletic development in pounds and highlight lifts. From an athletic development angle, it...
I tried intermittent fasting for a month

I tried intermittent fasting for a month

I tried intermittent fasting for a month — and I saw 7 life-changing results Intermittent fasting, the practice of eating only within a specific window of time each day, can be an effective form of dieting. Here, Jennifer Still details how a routine of intermittent...
Curved Treadmills: Pros and Cons That You Should Know

Curved Treadmills: Pros and Cons That You Should Know

The interest in using curved treadmills is leading to some great questions about not only the differences between land running and the equipment, but specifically about the curved shape and running mechanics. The truth is that for every benefit to using a treadmill,...
New Evidence for Ice and Cryotherapy in Sport

New Evidence for Ice and Cryotherapy in Sport

Cryotherapy is one of my favorite topics in sports science and sports medicine, and I’ve monitored updates in the scientific research for a long time. After reading nearly 400 studies on thermotherapy and examining all of the variables, I’ve found using ice is still...
Coach Female Athletes in the Weight Room

Coach Female Athletes in the Weight Room

A Plan to Progressively Acclimate and Coach Female Athletes in the Weight Room I have the opportunity to work with a number of female athletes at the NCAA Division I level, specifically young women competing in softball, track & field, and rowing. Through this...
How to Use Box Jumps to Develop Leg Power

How to Use Box Jumps to Develop Leg Power

The other day, a few coaches asked me if I still hated box jumps, and they were taken aback when I said that I still use them in specific circumstances. Overall, most of the box jumps I see are high repetition conditioning or video highlights of athletes, not quality...

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