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The Best Strength and Power Superset for Athletes

Despite my job title as a strength and conditioning coach, I care far more about power than I do strength. Whereas strength is the ability to exert...

4 Relative Strength Standards to Improve Sprint Speed

Let's face it: if you want to be fast, you need to sprint fast—and sprint fast often. Speed is a skill after all, and like any other skill, improvem...

The 'Phantom Step-Up': Why This Unorthodox Exercise Is Amazing for Athletes

You put equal weight on both sides of the barbell. It's up there with "no curling in the squat rack" and "always use a spotter when you max out" as...

4 Unconventional Exercises for Insane Functional Strength

Trainers, coaches and conditioning specialists alike know the importance of sport-specific training. Sport-specific training is the philosophy of empl...

The New Rules of Agility Training

When I say the words "agility drill," what comes to mind? For most people, it's an athlete moving through a diagram of carefully arranged bright or...