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Topics of Hydration and Nutrition Recovery

February 12, 2015

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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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Valuable Sports Coaching Skills

October 1, 2014

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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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Keys to Peak Performance

September 24, 2014

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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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Monday Morning Musings

September 15, 2014

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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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Skill vs. Drill

September 3, 2014

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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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Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 3

August 27, 2014

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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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Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 2

August 20, 2014

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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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Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 1

August 13, 2014

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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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5 Successful Sports Practice Tips

July 9, 2014

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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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Exercise Programming for a Youth Athlete

June 18, 2014

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Last article I went over the categories involved with identifying the exercises in a strength training program. However, organizing and utilizing these exercises within a specific hierarchy is another subject altogether. Within a strength training program for a youth athlete, there are a few things to consider:   Training age. Training goal. Injury mechanisms. Mental […]

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