Jeremy Frey joined team elitefts™ in 2007 and brings to the team a world of hands-on experience. His best lifts are a 1047 squat, 815 bench, and 820 deadlift, making him consistently one of the best lifters in the 242 and 275-pound classes. Frey’s also been a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level for 15 years, working at both the Division I and III levels. He is currently the Director of Strength and Conditioning at a Division I University. Frey received a Master’s of Science degree in Kinesiology and Recreation from Illinois State University in 2006. He also has his CSCS (certified strength and conditioning specialist) through the NSCA, USAW-1, and is HFI certified.
When buying a new power rack for your home or gym, you'll need to consider the space you have, how much money you can spend, and how versatile it can be to accommodate more than a handful of exercises. This is the process I went through when shopping for a power rack.
A belt is a support mechanism. Your trunk still supports, contracts, and strengthens while wearing a belt and gaining strength. Again, when not used properly, a belt is useless and has downsides. Here's what to know as a coach with a listing of the belts I recommend for high school athletes, college athletes, and lifters.
I never cease to be amazed at how messed up new collegiate athletes are when they start lifting in the weight room. Year in and year out, this keeps happening without any sign of improvement. Why does this keep happening?
Not everyone has been there — there being a facility on a tight budget — but I have. If you're feeling the financial squeeze but desperately need new equipment, these should be more than enough to get your weight room by.
I've covered the negatives about being a collegiate strength coach. If that didn't scare you off, good — because there are some really awesome things about the job, too. For me, the pros outweigh the cons. If they didn't, why would I still be doing this?
The lifting world is small — if I'm being generous, there are a couple hundred thousand of us. There are over 7 billion people on this planet. You are no one. How's that for some perspective? If you haven't noticed, I’m going to rant about the crap that annoys me.
Do you seriously call that a squat? I've seen babies squat better than you! No, seriously, I have. Babies don't know how to do the squat wrong! By the time your kids are toddling and in soccer camp, their squats start to fall apart. Here are the three things I do to correct athletes' poor squats.
Why are we not focusing on the mechanics? Why is this not important to more coaches and personal trainers? Why are we not laying the groundwork for these athletes to be successful? Staying healthy is a huge part of being successful and in the world of college athletics, if you are injured, you’re not playing.
I had those days, especially early on in my career, that I didn’t understand why the athletes weren’t as enthusiastic as I was at 6 AM. I mean, what the hell is better than getting up early and training your ass off?
A lot of individuals take what’s arguably the most highly coordinated regimen you can perform in the weight room and start individuals doing it day 1. At the collegiate level, these are the movements I make sure that my athletes can do before they are allowed to perform a proper clean motion.
Missouri State University Director of Strength and Conditioning Jeremy Frey has a few ways to make front squatting easier to learn and more effective for your athletes. Here are the things that are most important to focus on.