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Strength & Conditioning Certifications: What Is The True Value?

Author: Tim Robinson The journey to becoming certified is where you’ll find the true value, not from simply receiving the certificate or certification. Any other way of attacking a certification or ascertaining a certificate will cause you to be found wanting at the end of the process.

Should you train to failure?

Author: Jimmy Pritchard

A common misconception in strength training is that each and every set must be taken to failure in order to yield positive adaption. When it comes to high rep hypertrophy and endurance training, the body will ultimately discontinue work as a result of your intolerance to bear the high level of hydrogen accumulation or “lactic acid”.

Coach Communication + The Importance Of Relationships

Author: Patrick Nolan

Communication is everything when it comes to building a culture. Lack of communication between anyone in the chain is a kink in the armor, ultimately leading to a dysfunctional culture that tolerates harmful behavior.

Using Supplementary Exercises to Improve the Snatch and Clean and Jerk

Author: Sean Waxman

When I was competing in Olympic lifting, my coach’s staple training “diet” was snatches and clean and jerks. And then some more. While I enjoyed my training, I feel like I could’ve been a better athlete if I’d had a bit more variety and had used the supplemental exercises more.

Got a Strong Trunk. Good. But Are You Also Mobile?

Author: Phil White

In last month’s post, we explored the reasons for getting your trunk strong, which include improving hip-to-shoulder (and vice versa) power transfer, generating and resisting rotation, and reducing your risk of lower back pain. But while getting strong is all well and good, you’ll only be able to apply it to your full potential if you’re also mobile.

Seeking Out Knowledge and Applying it with a Sniper Scope

Author: Darren Dillon

When I first started coaching more than 10 years ago, I had an insatiable hunger to learn more and improve myself. This has never left me. Today, my desire to seek out information from the best practitioners who are using different methods to help their teams win continues to be a top priority.

Should you train to failure?

Author: Jimmy Pritchard

A common misconception in strength training is that each and every set must be taken to failure in order to yield positive adaption. When it comes to high rep hypertrophy and endurance training, the body will ultimately discontinue work as a result of your intolerance to bear the high level of hydrogen accumulation or “lactic acid”.

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Got a Strong Trunk. Good. But Are You Also Mobile?

Author: Phil White

In last month’s post, we explored the reasons for getting your trunk strong, which include improving hip-to-shoulder (and vice versa) power transfer, generating and resisting rotation, and reducing your risk of lower back pain. But while getting strong is all well and good, you’ll only be able to apply it to your full potential if you’re also mobile.

read more

Seeking Out Knowledge and Applying it with a Sniper Scope

Author: Darren Dillon

When I first started coaching more than 10 years ago, I had an insatiable hunger to learn more and improve myself. This has never left me. Today, my desire to seek out information from the best practitioners who are using different methods to help their teams win continues to be a top priority.

read more

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