Understanding and Developing Starting Strength
The speed you build in training will determine the split-second difference between winning a game and going home defeated.
LISTEN: Rugby S&C with Ashley Jones
The information in this podcast comes from years of rugby training experience on multiple continents.
The Strength Coach's Guide to Squat Variations
The king of all exercises is a crucial teaching tool for your athletes.
12-Week Program to Conquer the Monkey Bars
This 12-week training progression is tailor-made to strengthen the mind and body of a child who fears this playground implement.
Training Energy Systems for Boxing Success
Extended miles of road work may not be the best for developing late-round power. Boost your in-the-ring performance with these energy system tips.
Understanding Your Role as Strength Coach
Your influence on the team will make or break every meeting, training session, and game. Here's one simple way to remember how you should act.
LISTEN: Jay DeMayo's Rules for Transitioning to In-Season Training
The Head S&C Coach from the University of Richmond shares how to shape an annual training model.
Broaden Perspective for Greater Success in Lifting
Before writing off a training method, look deeper into the reasons for the program design. The perception is not always the reality.
Leadership Values to Be a Better Coach
The presenters at the Sports Performance Training Summit didn't only explain the virtues needed to be a great coach—they demonstrated them.
Teaching Humility and Success
One of the most important lessons is not learning how to accomplish your goals, but rather how to carry yourself once you do.
3 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Your Staff
Getting the most out of your athletes starts with bringing on the right coaches.
LISTEN: The Showtime Podcast
There aren't very many people that own a business in their early 20s, let alone two. But, then again, most people aren't Nick Showman.
LISTEN: The Conjugate University Podcast
Nate Harvey has adopted the Westside Method of Training to allow his athletes to SFW
Perks of Being a Strength Coach
Mentoring athletes is a given. Here are four other benefits of the profession.
The Demon of Discouragement
Stepping back and looking over the years of your career, the reasons for your steady progress become apparent.
LISTEN: ACL Prevention Podcast with Dr. Tim Hewett
TIm Hewett is an international leading expert in the field of injury prevention, with a special focus on ACL risk factor and prevention research
How Not to Behave and Why
Avoid these career-crushing errors that most strength coaches inadvertently commit.
Off-Site Training: Considerations for Training Children with Special Needs
If done incorrectly, leaving the comfort of the traditional training environment can become chaotic. These basic guidelines will make it a positive experience.
LISTEN: The Rhodestown Podcast
Matt Rhodes has been a permanent fixture of elitefts™ for over a decade. His advice to coaches is invaluable
The 13 Attributes for Gridiron Dominance
It takes more than two-a-days and Prowler pushes to win conference championships.
Making the Best Use of Summer Training
This article is dedicated to all those involved in the greatest season for strength coaches...the summer!
Don't Sweat the NEW Stuff
Change can manifest disaster for a child with autism. Here are three steps to follow when presenting something NEW in the training schedule.
LISTEN: Shawn Windle talks NBA Strength and Conditioning
The Indiana Pacers have taken a blue-collar approach to their success on the court. Shawn Windle has a lot to do with it.
LISTEN: Major League Sports Performance in the Steel City
When I found out that one of the most respected strength & conditioning coaches I knew was hired by the Pirates to oversee the sports performance of the entire organization; I was elated.
LISTEN: Off-Season NFL Training with Brett Bartholomew
Brett Bartholomew is one of the brightest young strength coaches in the industry, listen to this podcast and hear why.
Five Gray Areas You're Not Considering
These areas will significantly increase how a child is progressing in the gym.
Tips to Crush the Combine Tests
These tips to crush the NFL Combine can make the difference between watching from up in the cheap seats and a signing that double comma Nike contract.
12-Week Progress Report
Blaine needs this training to help address the stress and frustrations he will have all his life.
Coach G: What Are Your Goals?
The first thing you should do before every journey is figure out how you will reach the final destination.
Four Exercises Your Child Wants To Do
Using some basic equipment from elitefts, here are four easy and inexpensive ways to make typical exercises child friendly.
Coach G: SAQ for You!
One of the most important rules that I can't stress enough to other coaches, assistants, interns, and anyone else who will listen is that SAQ is not conditioning!
Coach G: What is your Philosophy, Part 2
Coach G returns to talk about the building blocks of strength and conditioning.
Coach G: What Is Your Philosophy?
Selling your program to the various sport coaches and administrators is one of the biggest tests you will face as a strength coach.
Coach G: There Isn't Any Wizard
All of these weird creatures were trying to go see someone they did not know to ask him to give them something they already had.
Whoopee Cushion Invasion
All fell victim to this except for Matt Goodwin, who has become so accustomed to such wet bugle blasts as to not notice.
NSCA National Conference: Wave Cycles, The Tier System, and Auto-Regulat...
The day you stop learning is the day you stop living.
Coach G: Which Way Are You Pulling?
If we keep pulling in opposite directions, we'll never get anywhere.
Olympic Lifting for Athletes: Using Static Holds to Improve Technique
Teaching the Olympic lifts can be difficult. Using isometric holds can benefit both coaches and athletes.
Creating the Schedule
Dave and I planned that Tuesdays would be a good day that Blaine and I could routinely work together.
Coach G: What Does It Take?
Be a leader, be loyal, pay attention to detail, have a strong work ethic, and do not be a weight room reptile.
I Train. You Train. We Train.
Dave wants the best for his son; he wants the world for his son; a world that also balances movement, strength, exertion, all with a self-motivating willingness to be active.