The Foundation of Great Athletes—and People—Grit, Patience, and Consistency

One of the biggest benefits of strength training is hard to measure and cannot always be seen—character development. Grit, patience, and consistency are valuable truths that can be instilled through training. Those qualities will resonate with you throughout your career as an athlete, but more importantly, as a betterment to your character throughout different chapters of your life.

If you haven’t seen the benefits of strength training yet, just wait, they will come. And they will be worth it.

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Introducing the New Training Editor

Introducing the New Training Editor

We’re always looking for ways to provide the Volt Family with more opportunities to optimize your training for your unique environment. We understand that sometimes you might need to shorten a training session, to make it work for your team’s schedule. Or maybe you’d like to add an additional mobility-focused session at the end of the training week, to help facilitate active recovery. We hear you—and our new training editor is here to help you make Volt your own like never before.

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Nutrition and Recovery: Tips from the Dallas Cowboys Director of Sports Performance

Nutrition and Recovery: Tips from the Dallas Cowboys Director of Sports Performance

Volt’s Dr. Joe Eisenmann sat down Scott Sehnert, the Director of Sports Performance for the Dallas Cowboys. The two talked about nutrition and recovery for the high school athlete, including Sehnert’s top three tips for fueling properly.

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Introducing The New Training Goals

Introducing The New Training Goals

You asked, we listened! The Volt Family has been requesting workout plans outside our proven Sport Performance programs, and today we’re proud to announce that they finally are here. 

Now, whether you’re training for your occupation or just to look and feel better, Volt will build a structured workout plan to help you achieve the results you’re after. Our two brand-new training tracks, Strength & Fitness and Tactical Readiness, are the result of the thoughtful feedback we’ve been hearing from our Volt Family and we couldn’t be more excited for you to try them out.

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3 Tips for your First Volt Workout

If you’re new to the #VoltFamily—get ready! You’re about to see what working out with a personalized, adaptive, and ever-evolving training plan can do for your body (and your fitness goals). The Volt app was designed to deliver the most effective training methodology, through a powerful, patent-pending technology called Smart Sets that adjusts each workout to optimize your results. So before you tap that Start Workout button for the first time, here’s what you need to know.

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The New Volt App is Here

The New Volt App is Here

We’ve been working since 2011 to help athletes train the right way for their sport and performance goals. Now, we’ve taken another step towards that goal with the launch of our new athlete app! This app features a totally redesigned training experience for athletes on Volt teams and organizations—in addition to our patent-pending Smart Sets technology, powered by our training AI—and represents a big step forward in our continued effort to bring better training to more athletes, everywhere.

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Dear Parents and Coaches, Kids Should Strength Train.

Dear Parents and Coaches, Kids Should Strength Train.

I see and hear it all the time: “Is it ok for my (healthy) son or daughter or my team to lift weights?” or “I heard that kids shouldn’t lift weights before they’re done growing.”

Where does this view come from? There are a few fallacies that parents and coaches often subscribe. I’ve addressed these comments and questions countless times, and have developed a downloadable PDF handout that is a helpful resource for coaches to share with parents, or for parents to share with other parents (and sometimes coaches).

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Your Checklist for Coaching a Safe and Efficient Weight Room

The weight room is a chaotic place. For strength coaches, trainers, sport coaches, PE teachers, and anyone overseeing a training session, a systems-based approach helps to make order of weight-room chaos. Volt’s Bo Pearson, CSCS-certified strength coach, created a Weight Room Checklist to help organize the basic steps that coaches and athletes should complete each training session.

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Building the Habit: Four Strategies for Improving Training Consistency

Getting athletes to take lifting seriously is often easier said than done. Without any interest in the process, there is little you can do besides patiently wait for their minds to change. Making athletes do something they don’t want to do only leads to a stronger aversion to that specific activity. The introduction of training places a challenge on pre-existing habits and routines, and can be frustrating to break if they aren’t conducive to the new demand of training. The creation of new habits, routines, and environments will be necessary for the success of your training program. Inside, you’ll see four strategies to help athletes build habits that support consistent and committed strength training.

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