Health and Fitness

Athlete Development

It’s 2021 and I Still Handwrite My Training Programs. Here’s Why

Programming is an art form; there’s no doubt about it. A person who demonstrates sharp instincts, flexibility, and creativity in a finely-tuned program is a talented coach/trainer. Many of us…

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Move Well First: A New Path for Coaching Fitness

Mass information in the fitness industry is a beautiful thing; it enables coaches and the general population to learn at a high rate. However, mass information can also lead to…

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5 Exercises to Help Athletes (Possibly) Prevent Injury

As strength coaches, an athlete’s health should be the top priority. The role of a strength coach is to prepare athletes to play their sport and compete through strength and…

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Stop Time-Shaming Clients. Help Them Get the Work in Instead

Every time I see one of those “No Excuses!” headlines or memes, I want to heave a medicine ball at my computer. These posts send the messages that going to…

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Stop Time-Shaming Clients. Help Them Get the Work in Instead

Every time I see one of those “No Excuses!” headlines or memes, I want to heave a medicine ball at my computer. These posts send the messages that going to…

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How to Properly Program recovery for Your Athletes

For several years, at four different universities, I beat my brains out, attempting to find the ultimate training plan. Independent of any particular sport, I sought the most logical means…

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The Benefits of Hill Running — More Speed, Better Mechanics, and Power

I grew up in the late ’70s and ’80s, have been an athlete my entire life, and have loved football for as far back as I can remember. So one…

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What Coaches Need to Know about Group Dynamics and the Hidden Curriculum

There are many scenes in the movie Miracle, about the 1980 U.S. Olympic ice hockey team, a group of underdogs that defeated the then-Soviet Union powerhouse and went on to…

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20 Most Important Training Lessons I’ve Learned, Part 1

This year marks twenty years in the personal training game and while it hasn’t always been full-time work there hasn’t been a period over that time where I haven’t had…

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