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

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.

Sprinting 101 for Strength and Conditioning Coaches with Derek Hansen – Part 2
Sprinting 101 for Strength and Conditioning Coaches with Derek Hansen – Part 2

Sprinting 101 for Strength and Conditioning Coaches with Derek Hansen – Part 2

Author: Derek Hensen

There are few more purely athletic pursuits than sprinting, and just about every field and court sport requires running at maximum effort and efficiency. And yet most athletes have major room for improvement in not only their expression of top-end speed, but also their biomechanics and locomotion.

Sprinting 101 for Strength and Conditioning Coaches – Part 1
Sprinting 101 for Strength and Conditioning Coaches – Part 1

Sprinting 101 for Strength and Conditioning Coaches – Part 1

Author: Derek Hansen

Running is one of the most elemental things we can do as athletes or, for that matter, as human beings. But just because the instinct is hard-wired into our DNA, it doesn’t mean that it’s something you can just put into your programming willy-nilly, particularly when it comes to sprinting.

Single Leg Workouts to Build Speed and Explosiveness
Single Leg Workouts to Build Speed and Explosiveness

Single Leg Workouts to Build Speed and Explosiveness

They’re all searching for the dynamic speed drill to increase their velocity and the elusive top-end speed routine that will knock off those two seconds and destroy that pro-agility drill that will only leave coaches, scouts and other contemporaries exclaiming in profanities. So where is this magic pill to elevate that potential and unlock speed you ask?

Off-Season Training for High School Football: Developing Explosive Speed and Power
Off-Season Training for High School Football: Developing Explosive Speed and Power

Off-Season Training for High School Football: Developing Explosive Speed and Power

In the first article, we discussed the first three months of your off-season program, from December to February. During this time your emphasis should be to recover from the season, lay the foundation for your off-season program, build strength, and develop the lifts and abilities you will shape your training around.

Movement Progressions: A Better Way To Overcome Training Plateaus
Movement Progressions: A Better Way To Overcome Training Plateaus

Movement Progressions: A Better Way To Overcome Training Plateaus

Having used scaled exercises for years in our gym, we have seen that it can lead to plateaus with slower progress out of the scaled version, along with some bad habits and more frequent injuries.

With lots of frustration, and trial and error, we decided to rely less on scaled exercises in favor of exercise progression.

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