Tag Archives: Athlete

Defining Movement in a Basic Strength Training Program

April 2, 2014

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Contributed by Miguel Aragoncillo B.S., CSCS, HFS – www.MiguelAragoncillo.com Sure you can throw a ball fast, or perform a perfect flip, or sprint at a blistering speed, but can you stand with on foot in the air without toppling over? What about doing a push-up with flawless technique? These examples are merely illustrations as to the […]

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The Very Real Dangers of Pushing Kids Too Hard

March 12, 2014

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Contributed by expert Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS I came across this article earlier this week and thought that it was a pertinent article. I think that one of the main points, especially from a physical therapists point of view is the following, “In a national survey, it was shown that “nine out of 10 […]

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Guided Discovery Fits Development of Kids

March 5, 2014

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Contributed by speed coach Lee Taft, http://leetaft.com/blog/.   I can remember taking a PE Theory class in college and the concept of Guided Discovery was taught to us. It is one concept that impacted my teaching and coaching more than any other. If you watch kids play it is a constant state of discovering something […]

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How to Become an NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach

February 26, 2014

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Recently we sent NFL strength coach Ron McKeefery a series of questions regarding how to become a high level collegiate or NFL strength coach. His answers are below. Contributed by Cincinnatti Bengals Strength Coach, Ron McKeefery, http://ronmckeefery.com/ 1. I am in high school and interested in pursuing a career in strength and conditioning. Where should I start?  […]

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Coaching Skills – Execution and Success

January 22, 2014

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Contributed by expert Lee Taft Do You Want Success Or To Have It Your Way? Oftentimes, coaches get caught up in having everything done their way. They have no flexibility or willingness to allow their athletes to do things differently. This can become an issue on a team, especially when the athlete is correct. Let’s […]

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Making Gains — 25 suggestions on how to healthfully gain weight

November 20, 2013

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Contributed by sports nutrition expert Jenna Stranzl, http://jennastranzl.com.     Pizza.  Burgers.  Candy bars.  Cheesesteaks.  Whole milk.  Have you ever tried any of these strategies to gain weight?  Some of you may want to throw darts at this post because you would do anything to have this problem – gaining weight.  For many athletes or […]

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR ROLE WHEN TRAINING YOUNG ATHLETES

November 4, 2013

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Contributed by Lee Taft, Owner of Sports Speed, Etc. and Lee Taft Speed Academy (http://speedinsiders.com/ and http://leetaft.com/)   Far too often, I see coaches and trainers treating young athletes like older and more mature athletes. It has been talked about a lot recently that being too overbearing and “pushy” with young athletes leads to drop out! I […]

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10 Simple Evening Snacks Suggestions for an Athlete

October 30, 2013

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Contributed by sports nutrition expert Jenna Stranzl, http://jennastranzl.com/. As an athlete, it is important to fuel your body every 3-4 hours.  This is much different than the saying “You shouldn’t eat anything beyond 7PM.”  Choosing a balanced evening snack is to your advantage because of the body’s demands as an athlete.  For example, it is essential as an […]

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3 Factors That Affect How Well You Will Do With Physical Therapy: Education, Consistency, and Compliance

October 22, 2013

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Contributed by expert: Shaun Logan, PT, DPT Some of the biggest, actually probably the biggest, predictor of success or failure with physical therapy is consistency, compliance, and education or understanding. Compliance is a huge issue that tends to be frequently overlooked.  I would bet that the majority of the general population does not actually have […]

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Performance Coaches Must Tell the Truth

October 9, 2013

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Contributed by Lee Taft, Owner of Sports Speed, Etc. and Lee Taft Speed Academy (http://speedinsiders.com/ and http://leetaft.com/) ARE YOU WILLING TO TELL THE TRUTH “Practice! You want me to Practice?” These are the well-known words of a NBA superstar’s interview after he was benched for not attending a practice. When it comes to training, the attitude he […]

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