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8 Mistakes I Made Training Youth Athletes (And What I Did to Fix Them)

When I graduated from college, I was looking forward to moving back home and becoming an assistant soccer coach with my high school program. I was ...

5 External Cues That Elicit Great Exercise Form (And Why They Work So Well)

Coaching is a blend of both art and science. Those who apply science-based methodologies in a practical fashion yield the greatest results. It i...

Ndamukong Suh: A Team's Strength Coach Is Its 'Secret' Weapon

Ndamukong Suh has seen it all. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle has played in nearly 150 career NFL games. He's played in a Super Bowl....

Why Sports Parents Need to Get in the Weight Room, Too

Just the thought of inviting sports parents into the weight room is enough to give some coaches a headache. But not Micah Kurtz. Kurtz, Director...

5 Habits of Hard-Working High School Athletes

If there's one character trait coaches want to see in every athlete, it's a tireless work ethic. Hard-working individuals are coveted regardless of...

3 Common Exercises I No Longer Program for Athletes

As a coach, I think it is important to look back at your older work—programs, blogs, podcasts, videos, etc. This is a great way to check in on yo...

Are We Building Better Athletes or Just Weight Room All-Stars?

The field of strength and conditioning is at a pivotal fork in the road. In an industry obsessed with appearance and weight room PRs, every coach, ath...

Why Almost No One Should Straight Bar Deadlift

Mike Boyle believes every athlete should Deadlift. He also believes no athlete—aside from powerlifters—should Straight Bar Deadlift. Why? ...

A Strength Coach's Job is Bigger Than One-Rep Maxes

Strength and conditioning coaches are often the ones who are screaming about "the process" and how important it is to stay the course. When it come...

3 All-Too-Common Mistakes Trainers Make on Social Media

Social media is powerful. It connects us with people we might never have the chance to converse with otherwise. It exposes us to new ideas. It allows ...

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