Performance Reads of the Week – 12/4

Hey everyone, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Just a side note, you can still get the Free Trial of our Platinum Strength & Conditioning Template!  Click here for more info.  This week, I am posting a 5 Part Series by Coach Tom Kelso.  While I think some coaches may disagree with some of

Performance Reads of the Week – 11/27

Hey everyone, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Just a side note, you can still get the Free Trial of our Platinum Strength & Conditioning Template!  Click here for more info.  This week, I am posting a 5 Part Series by Coach Tom Kelso.  While I think some coaches may disagree with some of

Performance Reads of the Week – 11/20

Multi-Dimensional Training & ImplementationBy: Matt Van Dyke & Matt Shaw One of the most underutilized things in most athletic training programs: exercises that target disadvantageous body positions and lateral strength training exercises. Learn more about this and how to implement in to your program! Read More Why is eccentric training different? (strength is specific)By: Chris

Performance Reads of the Week – 11/13

Stimulate don't AnnihilateBy: Skip Hill Short but practical article that I preach constantly: stimulate, don't annihilate. The goal is to cause adaptation, and usually it doesn't take as much work to get there as you think! Read More Neural Charge TrainingBy: Christian Thibaudeau Christian has run with this concept for the last several years, and

Platinum Strength & Conditioning Template – Updates

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I began working on the platinum template nearly a year ago.  My previous highest level template, the Gold Strength & conditioning template (at one point called the level 5), hadn’t been improved as much as I hoped in well over a year.  So I decided I wanted to move forward to finally upgrade that template.

Performance Reads of the Week – 11/6

What Do I Have To Work WithBy: Todd Hamer Arguably the most practical strength coach in College right now, and he posted his ENTIRE football training program for the world to see. How many coaches do that? Do not miss this. Read More Tapering and PeakingBy: Greg Nuckols The Man, The Myth, The Legend. Greg

Performance Reads of the Week – 10/30

Understanding the strategy of periodizationBy: Karsten Jenson Every coach can use a constant refresher of the basics and theory behind programming and periodization, and this article covers just that. Read More Transfer of Training for team SportsBy: Steve Olson An article I wrote last year regarding transfer of training, how it is calculated, and some

Performance Reads of the Week – 10/23

This week we are featuring: Squats   Considerations for Programming the SquatBy: Steve Olson The only people that NEED to train the squat to improve are powerlifters: athletes use it as a basis for the physiological benefit it provides to their specific sport. Learn how differences in variations in the squat can provide different physiological

Performance Reads of the Week – 10/9

This week we are featuring: Plyometric & Jump Training. First, understand the major difference between Plyometrics and Jump Training:   Post-Activation Potentiation: Theory And ApplicationBy: Bret Contreras Bret Contreras gives quite literally the most detailed account you could ever need about post potentiation activation. Every detail, from what it is, the difference between contrast and