S.S.X.: Strength and Conditioning

All Access Coaching Podcast S01E04 Spring Weight Training

SSX – Speed Strength Xposion.  An Easy to Follow Strength & Conditioning Program for High School The challenges of high school weight training is trying to get alot of reps, hit all the muscle groups, and keep everyone moving on the 60-min high school bell schedule. Rick Stewart has taken over 4 losing programs and

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Off Season Strength and Conditioning

15,484 high schools played 11, 9, 8, or 6-man tackle football in 2014.  Over 1.1 million boys and 1,698 girls participated, more than double the next closest sport, basketball.  All participation numbers are available on the National Federation of High Schools website.  Maxpreps lists a total of 438 champions in all 50 states, most of

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Teaching Power Clean

Another great site on strength and conditioning.  http://www.strengthcoach.com.  I always go to this site when I have questions about the weight room.  This article is posted on their website, I have summarized and paraphrased it to make it shorter to read. Click here If you need a turn key Strength & Conditioning Program for high

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Creatine

The Discovery of Creatine A French scientist named Chevruel discovered Creatine in 1835. His experiment identified a naturally occurring substance found in meat, which he named Creatine after the Greek word for flesh. It was then determined that creatine is found in muscle tissue and that levels were ten times higher in wild animals, leading

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Why Athletes Should Not Bench Press

Hot Off the Press The chest is one of the favorite muscles of the upper body for athletes to train. Who doesn’t want a bigger chest? But chest muscles have a more important role than simply good looks. It’s a little known fact, but the Bench Press is overrated—especially for athletes. Do yourself a favor and

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Exercises to Avoid in the Weight Room

Here are some Exercises that research shows are not effective or are not an efficient use of time. 1. Tricep Kick-Backs I’ve never understood how this exercise became so popular. In theory, it sounds good. In practice, however, we quickly realize its inherent flaws. The angle of tension in relation to body position is simply

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Really Tough Exercises for Your Elite Athletes

liYour athletes that have done the S.S.X. program for a year will need extra challenges. They can do 30-40 Push-Ups, they knock out Crunches like a machine, and do Pull-Ups in their sleep. They have made huge strength gains, but are hitting plateaus.  It’s time for a challenge. These exercises should be performed only by

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Freshman Off Season Workout Program

Even before the helmets are collected and the washed, high school football players are thinking about the off-season—their opportunity to recover physically and psychologically and to work on improving their performance.  The winter months give football players valuable time to commit to a full off-season football workout program. How you structure your off-season football workouts can

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4 Keys to Building Football Speed

  Speed is the ultimate measurable in football. At the NFL Combine, one tenth of a second in the 40-Yard Dash can determine whether a player gets drafted and makes millions of dollars or has to fight for a spot on a team. At clinics I always hear coaches say, “You can’t coach speed”. I

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