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.
Nowadays, most athletes know that spending time in the weight room is one of the best ways to get better at their sport. 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. Whether you’re a football linebacker, volleyball player, or cross country runner, a properly designed strength training program will help you maximize your athletic potential in competition and arm yourself against injuries. 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.
Recently, Brian Gearity, Ph.D., Director of the Sport Coaching Master's Program at the University of Denver, shared his top 10 must-read sociology articles for coaches. In Part 2 of his 3-part series, he breaks down in more detail 5 of those articles and provides commentary to stimulate further thought and dialogue.
Ever wondered why your athletes play great one half, and poorly the next? Or why they score 10 points one game, and 30 points the next? Consistency has a lot to do with your athletes' "arousal level," a measure of their internal energy level (or butterflies). Guest author Lindsey Wilson of Positive Performance explains how to quantify arousal level and use it to help your athletes perform better, and more consistently.