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Protein Value And USDA Standards

Big supplement brands try to get away with as much as possible when it comes to labelling and marketing. It can be hard for the consumer to discern what is and is not a good product. Mark Glazier gives some insight into what is required of supplement companies standard wise by the USDA and how [...]

By |May 23rd, 2017|STT Articles|0 Comments

Be Focused And In The Moment

In the field of strength and conditioning, sports performance, or personal training it is of utmost importance to make sure your clients/athletes are in the right mental state and ready to work. In this video Mason Baggett talks about some of the ways he likes to keep his athletes focused and in the moment. One [...]

By |May 18th, 2017|STT Articles|0 Comments

When To Superset When Strength Training

Supersetting is a commonly used tool in strength training. Doug Scott teaches his high-school athletes to forego supersets while performing compound movements such as the deadlift, which is strenuous all on its own. This could be a good way to get kids comfortable with the deadlift initially, ensuring that they are performing one movement correctly [...]

By |May 8th, 2017|STT Articles|0 Comments

The Car Ride Home

The psychlogy of sport is fascinating, and a topic on which we only know the tip of the iceberg. Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are topics that, even when researched and speculated about heavily, it seems that there is infinitely more to discover about the brain and how it operates. Perhaps even more fasinating than studying [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|STT Articles|0 Comments

Your Next 60 Minutes

Consider your athletes’ mental state when they enter the weight room. An athlete’s mental state is of utmost importance when it comes time to work. A strength training session is only 60 to 75 minutes long. It is by no means too much to ask for all-out effort for that amount of time. Related Articles: [...]

By |April 28th, 2017|STT Articles|0 Comments

Tempo Training To Increase Your Bench Press Strength

The barbell bench press is one of the most practiced lifting movements, even individuals who have little to no interaction with a strength and conditioning setting still know about the bench press. The first question anyone asks when they see an athlete or gym goer is, “How much do you bench?” The bench has been [...]

By |April 23rd, 2017|STT Articles|0 Comments

Rear Foot Placement During Bottom Up Kettlebell Lunges

Bryan Miller of the United States Naval Academy does a fanatstic job of training athletes to be bigger, faster, stronger, and most importantly SAFER. Coach Miller is known especially for his mobility exercises that he implements with athletes he works with. He is very particular about how each exercise is performed, making sure that every [...]

By |April 18th, 2017|STT Articles|0 Comments

Reviewing Daily Protein Recommendations

There’s a lot of “bro science” out there when it comes to protein ingestion. Specifically in regard to how many grams of protein are actually needed by an active individual/athlete. Depending on who you ask, from random websites to textbooks, you can find a wide variety of numbers all claiming to be the ideal amount [...]

By |April 13th, 2017|STT Articles|0 Comments

Is Patience In Your Speed Training Progression?

In today's sporting atmosphere, speed is the name of the game. Whether you are an Olympic track runner, NFL football player, professional soccer player, MLB, NCAA, high school, or even middle school athlete...all anybody wants to know is "How can I get faster?" Unfortunately, much of this is limited by the genetic predisposition that all [...]

By |April 3rd, 2017|STT Articles|0 Comments

Manual Resistance Neck Flexion Strength Training

Many "complete programs" leave out arguably the most important area of the body, training that addresses the head, and neck. When we ask coaches why they don't train the head and neck we get the normal excuses of, "We don't have time, it doesn't make our athlete faster, or we don't have a neck machine [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|STT Articles|0 Comments