February 12, 2015

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Topics of Hydration and Nutrition Recovery

Contributed by Dr. Jon Herting We all know that preventing dehydration and eating properly are an imperative aspect of optimal performance and recovery from exercise. Exercise will deplete both your hydration status and your energy stores, while breaking down your muscle. This is why it is imperative that the athlete replace this fuel to aid […]

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January 9, 2015

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Make Sure to Catch Those Z’s

Contributed by Strength Coach Chris Sanchez, CSCS. Your workout routine is systematically written out and scientifically planned down to the smallest detail. You are always on time and never miss a workout. Your nutrition is so on point it’s not even funny. Your macronutrient breakdown is a perfect 48.26% carbohydrate, 22.44% protein, and 29.3% fat. […]

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October 1, 2014

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Valuable Sports Coaching Skills

Contributed by Speed Coach, Lee Taft, www.leetaft.com. Teach a Young Sport Coach How many of you coaches that have been in the industry for a while try to take an interest in the younger coaches? This is something I have always tried to be involved with. Young sports coaches have a window of opportunity to […]

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September 24, 2014

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Keys to Peak Performance

Contributed by Dr. Jon Herting I was cleaning out old books from undergrad and found a handout outlining the Keys to Peak Performance. Unfortunately the handout was not cited so I cant give credit where its due but I have altered the handout anyway regarding my current views. COMMITMENT – The greater the commitment, the […]

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September 15, 2014

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Monday Morning Musings

Contributed by Dr. Jon Herting Mentoring students is one of the core values that I keep in order to help further my profession (Physical Therapy) and it is something that I believe all strength and conditioning and medical professionals should do. It not only helps them shape the minds of future professionals but it also helps […]

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September 3, 2014

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Skill vs. Drill

Contributed by Speed Coach Lee Taft, www.leetaft.com. Is the DRILL focus still winning over the SKILL focus? Reactive agility might be falling prey… I am thrilled to see the shift in training over the past couple years toward a more reactive based training. Most of my training from day one has been based on making […]

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August 27, 2014

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Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 3

If you haven’t already ready the first two installments of Strength Coach Chris Sanchez’s epic post on the Science and Art of Coaching you can find them here. Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 1, Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 2 Here’s part 3… External cues are great, but not […]

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August 20, 2014

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Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 2

Here is the second installment of Strength Coach Chris Sanchez’s epic post on the Art and Science of Coaching. In case you missed the first installment you can find it here, Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 1. … Now the perfect program on paper isn’t worth a whole lot if the exercises […]

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August 13, 2014

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Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 1

Contributed by Strength Coach Chris Sanchez. Right now imagine you’re in third grade. It’s a school day and just sat down to eat your lunch with your friends. You pull out your awesome Ninja Turtles lunch box and get ready to find out what Mom packed you. Lo and behold she made you a peanut […]

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July 9, 2014

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5 Successful Sports Practice Tips

Contributed by Speed Coach, Lee Taft, www.leetaft.com After years of coaching various sports teams, I have learned a thing or two when designing my practice plan. Here are a few effective tips to help plan out your team’s practice plans. Tip #1 Always alternate between “hard” days and “breakdown” days. In other words, you can’t […]

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