Creating a “Performance Culture” in the Weight Room

A training session is only as good as the effort and belief committed by those implementing and participating in that training. For those who do not give the program full attention and effort, even the greatest training program ever written just becomes a collection of numbers and words. For this reason, among many others, strength coaching is so much…

How to Determine Age-Appropriate Training for High School Athletes

One of the hardest concepts to get across to youth athletes is the importance of age-appropriate training methods. If it isn’t advanced, complex, or professional-grade, it probably isn’t going to satisfy many initially. But, with a steady dose of patience and education, combined with a consistent message based on long-term development, eventually most athletes will jump on board…

The Value of Using Low-Intensity Eccentrics

Most strength and conditioning professionals have read the training manual Triphasic Training, have seen Cal Dietz – the writer of said manual – speak at a conference on the topic, or in the very least have heard of it. Without doing Cal the injustice of trying to fully explain his work, the general idea is to first…