In the final installment of Dr. G's 3-part series on Understanding Your Athletes, he offers 5 must-read articles on the sociology of coaching - PLUS some super bonus content you won't want to miss! Brian Gearity, Ph.D., directs the Sport Coaching Master's Program at the University of Denver, is a self-proclaimed "scholar-coach," and might just have the dryest, most sarcastic writing style you'll ever see from a Ph.D.
When it comes to producing the best possible athletic performance, doing more is not always better. In this installment of our new Myth-Busters series, we tackle the myth behind the "sweat equity" approach to training, and explain why sometimes less truly is more.
Champions are built in the off-season—which is why our Sport Performance team has created the ultimate guide to designing a comprehensive off-season football training program. The guide lays out how strength and conditioning professionals create research-based, periodized, and effective training programs for football athletes, step by step. Best of all? It’s free to download!
"Leg Day" has become a cultural obsession (and popular meme topic!) for athletes and gymgoers, but it can create some serious problems if you're training to improve performance. And yeah, this may ruffle some feathers, but here are my top 3 reasons why you should STOP doing Leg Day.
Hall of Fame Strength Coach and Chairman of the Volt Athletics Advisory Board, Boyd Epley, MEd, CSCS*D, FNSCA, RSCC*E, welcomes Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC, to the Volt Athletics Advisory Board.
You know you can’t just roll off the couch after months of inactivity, show up on game day, and expect to be successful—if you want to be competitive, you’ve got to get in the weight room. But showing up to the weight room is only one piece of the puzzle—you have to know how to utilize the weight room THE RIGHT WAY in order to see the results you’re after. Here are the top 5 most common mistakes we see high school athletes making in the weight room, and what YOU can do to avoid them.
Adversity is a necessary part of sport. Without challenges there are no opportunities to grow, to learn, to develop. In essence, without adversity where is the fun? Yet many athletes view adversity in a bad light and as a result they are not prepared for when it comes. Guest author, Brandyn Fisher, PhD, outlines three ways champions succeed when challenges and adverse situations appear.