For the strength and conditioning coach, champions aren’t decided in the winter. This group of process-focused and effort-driven coaches win championships in the hot summer months of hard work and dedication that go largely unnoticed by the outside world.
LSU assistant strength and conditioning coordinator Eric Donoval has embraced the ever-changing world of technology, and is finding the process more rewarding and intuitive than he thought possible just a few short years ago.
Even though many coaches excel at “trusting their gut” or coaching on instinct, when it comes to getting the most out of training and practice, seeing is not believing.
Player safety continues to remain in the public eye as issues like traumatic brain injury and long-term health remain huge concerns at every level of football. With this shift in focus to safety today more than ever before, coaches are continually looking for new ways to look out for the overall well-being of their athletes and decrease the risk of injury.
John Shackleton, Villanova strength and conditioning coach, tells the story of how one of his student-athletes struggled at times to stay in peak physical condition, and how he rectified the situation.
Mat drills can be completed on wrestling mats or on field turf. Mark off an area 15 × 15 yards. Athletes line up three across and a minimum of 10 lines deep. At the station, the athletes follow the coach’s commands:
As the football season begins to wind down, as it now is across much of the country, West Texas A&M University head of strength and conditioning Sarah Ramey (MSCC) and her assistants are beginning to assess individual athletes and what their requirements will be during the very first part of the off-season.
It’s well established that getting stronger can help your overall athletic performance. Here are three specific ways in which using strength training and bodybuilding concepts to get bigger – that is, to increase muscle size – can indirectly transfer into improved performance.
The 40-yard dash may be considered the marquee event at the NFL’s annual Scouting Combine, but an athlete’s time doesn’t always indicate his potential for football stardom. That’s because in nearly every sport, not just football, the ability to quickly change direction is the real difference between success and failure. The only way for athletes to maximize performance and bridge the gap between practice and competition is for training programs to address both the physical and cognitive components of agility and quickness.
CytoSport, Inc., a sports nutrition company and maker of MUSCLE MILK® premium protein products, will feature seven college athletic programs on custom, limited edition 14 ounce packaging to celebrate the college football season.
The Legend Fitness Reverse Back Extension is a versatile piece of weight room equipment designed to provide athletes with selectorized posterior chain training.
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