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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4 Dimensions of Athletic Development, Part 2: Performance

4 Dimensions of Athletic Development, Part 2: Performance

If athletes are high-performance sports cars, then strength coaches are the mechanics: the weight room is our garage, and the practice court is our test track. And just as sports cars need test runs and consistent evaluation to optimize performance, so too do our student athletes. In this second article in a 4-part series on athletic development, Clemson strength coach Kaitlyn Cunningham shares how she tests and evaluates athlete performance—along with practical applications for using that data to construct effective training.

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Sets, Reps, and Negligence: How to Be a Safe and Effective High School Strength Coach, Part 1

Sets, Reps, and Negligence: How to Be a Safe and Effective High School Strength Coach, Part 1

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.

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