Athletes from almost every sport need strength and explosiveness to be competitive. Not only do these traits improve athletic performance, they also help reduce an athlete’s risk of injury—which makes the weight room, where strength and power are developed and honed, a critical component of athletic success. The hang clean is an effective movement at developing strength and explosiveness, but it's also a difficult lift to master. Here are our 3 BIG tips to help improve your hang clean!
Injuries are part of the game in any sport, but especially in sports where physicality is necessary to compete, like football, lacrosse, or hockey. While some elements of contact sports are unavoidable, what can make the difference in keeping you healthy and safe for competition is to focus on reducing non-contact injuries. Avoid injuries by correcting these 3 mistakes.
Mike Nitka is the kind of coach every parent dreams their kid will have. After spending 35 years at Muskego High School, Coach Nitka now spends his "retirement" consulting on the Volt Advisory Board and educating young strength coaches on how to run safe and effective high school weight rooms. We're thrilled to feature his exclusive series on safety in the weight room - and what coaches can do to protect themselves (and their athletes) from potential harm.
We are proud to announce our latest release of updates to Volt's intelligent training app! We’ve listened to your feedback and made some pretty huge improvements to the app and added new functionality to share your accomplishments on Twitter and Facebook!
With all the hours cyclists spend on the bike, it leaves little time for other activities. But the benefits of strength training are SO significant for cyclists that it might make you rethink your training priorities. Read on to learn 3 big reasons why cyclists should be in the weight room.
For years there has been talk about how long it takes to teach Olympic lifts like the snatch, clean, and jerk. Guest author Doug Berninger explores some reasons you do have time to teach Olympic Lifts in your program.
We are proud to announce our latest release of updates to Volt's intelligent training app! We’ve listened to your feedback and made some pretty huge improvements to the app and added new functionality to give you even more information about how you’re performing.