3 Rules for Testing Your Athletes

3 Rules for Testing Your Athletes

Testing your athletes is crucial for implementing a successful strength and conditioning program. After all, how else will you know if your program is working?! But to obtain the most accurate and objective data, there are a few important rules to follow. Coach Christye explains the 3 most important rules to remember when testing your athletes, to help you get the most out of your data.

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5 Tips to Break Through Losing Streaks

5 Tips to Break Through Losing Streaks

Every athlete will go through a period when they find themselves in a slump. Vince Spadea once lost 21 straight matches on the pro tour. Aratxa Rus lost in the first round in 17 straight tournaments at one point in her career (ouch!). So how do you break out of this losing trend? Guest author, Brandyn Fisher, PhD., provides some sports psychology insights on how to overcome a losing streak.

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Should Early Workouts be Banned for High School Athletes?

Should Early Workouts be Banned for High School Athletes?

The NCAA recently passed legislation prohibiting coaches from scheduling early morning workouts for D1 collegiate athletes. But what about high school athletes? In this article, Volt Advisory Board member and veteran high school strength coach Mike Nitka and I discuss the pros and cons of early morning training for teen athletes—and how it may be doing athletes more harm than good.

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Exercise vs. Program: The Influence of Social Media

Exercise vs. Program: The Influence of Social Media

The rise of social media in the performance training industry has brought us positives as well as negatives. Volt Sport Performance Specialist, Daniel Jahn, CSCS, USAW, NASM-PES, discusses how to navigate this new era of information, and the sport performance tenets that hold true regardless of how information is shared.   

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The Reality of Strength and Conditioning

The Reality of Strength and Conditioning

Are you a new strength coach, or planning to become one? Doug Berninger, M.Ed., CSCS,*D, RSCC, USAW-ASPC has been there—and now he’s sharing his expertise in a brand-new ebook written just for coaches! From nailing your resume to the day-to-day duties of weight room life, The Reality of Strength and Conditioning: Expectations for New Coaches offers invaluable advice for coaches who want to start their careers off right.

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Understanding Your Athletes, Part 3: The Final 5 Articles

Understanding Your Athletes, Part 3: The Final 5 Articles

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.

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The Ultimate Guide to Football Strength Training

The Ultimate Guide to Football Strength Training

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!

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