The Best-Laid Plans
The Best-Laid Plans
Were you on the right track before quarantine? We had more players squat in the 600s than we had in all of our years combined! Here's the plan I devised before the home orders were in effect and what we'll be doing once we return.
A Legendary Interview with the Legendary Al Vermeil
A Legendary Interview with the Legendary Al Vermeil
It’s not every day that you get to listen to an interview with the only strength coach who’s won a championship in both the NFL and NBA. That means today is your day! A few topics we cover are recovery, early morning workouts, trends, intensity, injury, calf exercises, buy-in, and more!
A Program Progression for an Alternative Use of Basketballs and Volleyballs
A Program Progression for an Alternative Use of Basketballs and Volleyballs
It would’ve been easy to create another brand-new workout with different recreational equipment. But a more powerful lesson rather than starting at ground level in terms of skill, was for the students to observe their strengths and weaknesses and then create a plan to reach a new level of skill mastery.
Positivity, Desire, and Magic
Positivity, Desire, and Magic
I had the pleasure of hearing Earvin “Magic” Johnson speak at a leadership conference I attended. Magic discussed his experiences in business and basketball and his pervasive passion for winning, regardless of the endeavor, much like elitefts' approach.
An Alternative Use of Basketballs and Volleyballs for Exercise
An Alternative Use of Basketballs and Volleyballs for Exercise
The cool thing about this setup is we had a high possibility of creating new benchmarks and brand-new levels of mastery, which were more valuable than throwing a ball in a hoop or hitting a ball over a net (two activities by which these students have experienced failure through participation).
You Need A Reality Check
You Need A Reality Check
We all need kicked in the teeth every once in a while.
Starting Your Career as a Collegiate Strength Coach
Starting Your Career as a Collegiate Strength Coach
Breaking into this profession is difficult and requires determination and sacrifice but if you're in it for the right reasons, that won't be a problem.
LISTEN: National Championships, Gold Medals, and Money Ball - The Bob Alejo Interview
LISTEN: National Championships, Gold Medals, and Money Ball - The Bob Al...
S&C legend Bob Alejo breaks down training for all sports and the ever-so-important task of communication in our industry.
LISTEN: Basketball Strength with UAB's Cory Schlesinger
LISTEN: Basketball Strength with UAB's Cory Schlesinger
The most recognizable strength coach from March Madness, talks about primal movements and programming,
Is Coaching the Best Job in the Worst Profession?
Is Coaching the Best Job in the Worst Profession?
Misconceptions of a cut-throat industry.
LISTEN: You Can't Manage What You Can't Measure
LISTEN: You Can't Manage What You Can't Measure
Using all available technology and resources, Ryan Horn explains how he developed his successful basketball team.
LeBron James in ‬RE-ESTABLISHED 2014
LeBron James in ‬RE-ESTABLISHED 2014
"The words “Akron Est. 1984” are inked on LeBron James’ body. Moving back to Cleveland in 2014 is the re-establishment of his legacy in Northern Ohio. He now embarks on the next and greatest chapter of his career. http://www.ReEstablished2014.com" - Beats By Dre Channel
We Are Not Cinderellas
We Are Not Cinderellas
The lessons of success translate from sports, to everyday life, and to lifting.
LISTEN: Megan Young Sets Standards High for Athletes... and Herself
LISTEN: Megan Young Sets Standards High for Athletes... and Herself
The last thing Megan Young ever wants is someone to limit her as a coach by labeling her or her athletes
LISTEN: Shawn Windle talks NBA Strength and Conditioning
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.
Three Questions with Dennis Cuturic
Three Questions with Dennis Cuturic
Interview with Duquesne University Strength & Conditioning Coach, Dennis Cuturic
Plyometric and Strength Program for Provincial Men’s Basketball Team
Plyometric and Strength Program for Provincial Men’s Basketball Team
The following plyometric and strength training program is designed for use during the pre-competition phase
The Road to a National Championship from a Physical Preparation Perspective
The Road to a National Championship from a Physical Preparation Perspective
The individual training sessions were designed with an overall emphasis on restoration between training, practice and games.
The Top Five Components of Building a National Title Contender in the Physical Preparation of a Division 1 College Basketball Team
The Top Five Components of Building a National Title Contender in the Ph...
It seems that the craze of sport-specific training has created a backlash against heavy lifting with basketball athletes.
Secrets of Training During the Basketball Season
Secrets of Training During the Basketball Season
This article will hopefully serve as a guide to you whether you’re a player, coach or strength coach.
Creating the Explosive Baller
Creating the Explosive Baller
You can perform form running techniques and jumping techniques until the cows come home, but no matter how pretty the form looks, you won’t see many improvements if there isn’t a massive amount of force being applied to the ground.
Hold on to the Damn Ball!
Hold on to the Damn Ball!
Recently, I received a call from the head basketball coach of a team I’m strength training.
Tuff Enough Hoops Workout
Tuff Enough Hoops Workout
I’ll outline a workout that I’ve employed to build physical strength, endurance, and, most importantly, mental toughness.
Off-Season Training for High School Basketball Players
Off-Season Training for High School Basketball Players
It’s important for young basketball athletes to have a sound understanding of what they can do to recover physically from the rigors of a long season and prepare themselves for the next season.
Injury Prevention Strategies for Female Basketball Players
Injury Prevention Strategies for Female Basketball Players
Injuries are a major setback for any competitive athlete. It can be physically taxing to recover and mentally stressful and draining to be sitting on the bench and going through rehabilitation.
 My Top Five Strength Movements for Basketball Players
My Top Five Strength Movements for Basketball Players
Players need overall lower body strength, single leg strength, upper back and shoulder strength, mobility, and a solid core. The game also subjects players to pounding and stress on the lower body.
 The Top Five Mistakes Made by Basketball Players
The Top Five Mistakes Made by Basketball Players
There is a cornucopia of training information for almost every athletic endeavor that you can imagine partaking in. This information can be found online, in books, and from seminars. You don’t have to go very far to learn about training for your sport.
Why Does the Butt Kick Reign Supreme?
Why Does the Butt Kick Reign Supreme?
If you watch runners before a race or if you watch baseball, football, or other athletes warming up before a game, you will see that most of them do the butt kick (quadriceps) stretch.
Conjugate Training System and Applied Functional Science for High School Female Basketball Players
Conjugate Training System and Applied Functional Science for High School...
Having used the conjugate system in my own training and with professional male basketball athletes, I’ve found it quite easy to “sell” the idea of max effort, dynamic, and repeated effort methods to experienced athletes and lifters.
The Baller and the Barbell
The Baller and the Barbell
When these young basketball players get older, they start searching for something to give them an advantage over their opponent. Most, if not all, think they must practice their skills more (shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding) in order to gain an additional edge. However, once these skills have been developed to a high level through repetition and technique mechanics, what’s next?

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