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Plyometric Landing Form

Injuries are a part of modern sports, and whether we want to accept it or not, it is likely that an athlete will sustain some type of injury, whether major or minor, throughout the course of his or her career. With this in mind, it is more sensible to acknowledge this reality and work to [...]

By |2020-10-08T22:02:05-04:00December 5th, 2017|STT Articles|

Lifting Heavy Weights And Peak Power

We live in a world where athletes want to be bigger, faster, stronger, and they are willing to do almost anything in the weight room to meet these goals. Similarly, there are strength and conditioning coaches out there that believe picking up heavy weight is the key to getting strong. While this seems obvious and [...]

By |2020-10-08T22:02:05-04:00November 30th, 2017|STT Articles|

Internship Programs

As someone who has been on both sides of the internship world, I am going to take some time to give my advice, or layout the expectations and responsibilities, for each side in the relationship. The experience basically gets cut down into three major sections: the initial interview, the experience, and life after the experience. [...]

By |2020-10-08T22:02:06-04:00November 25th, 2017|STT Articles|

How Elite Sprinters Run Differently

It may seem like an obvious statement to say that "elite sprinters run differently than the rest of us", but in reality, many just assume that most poeple run the same, and the fastest people just have faster leg speed, longer strides, more force into the ground, etc. All of this may be true, and [...]

By |2020-10-08T22:02:06-04:00November 20th, 2017|STT Articles|

Compliments To Youth Coaches

There are many coaches who desire to work with athletes at the highest level - whether NCAA, professional, Olympic, etc. - and many who achieve that dream. It is a special experience to be able to train, coach, work with these athletes and be part of a program that achieves great things, and it is [...]

By |2020-10-08T22:02:06-04:00November 15th, 2017|STT Articles|

Benefits Of Proper Foot Placement During Sprinting

"Few people challenge the old adage of speed kills, however I think people claiming that you can’t teach speed are incorrect. Can you teach every person to run a 4.5 40? Absolutely not. Can you teach people to run faster? Yes, as a sport performance coach you should be able to improve acceleration, speed, and [...]

By |2020-10-08T22:02:06-04:00November 10th, 2017|STT Articles|

Athlete Motivation

One of the long and hard thought questions of society is "What drives poeple?" Seemingly simple, yet one that can be thought about for generations and still not answered, and certainly not answered the exact same way for two people. It has long been generally accepted that motiviation, to some extent, must come from within [...]

By |2020-10-08T22:02:06-04:00November 5th, 2017|STT Articles|

Make Power And Speed Relatable

Often times, as strength coaches, it seems the only way to measure progress in athletes is by lifting heavier weight, or doing more repetitions. These are the two age old ways to measure progression, and rightfully so, as they do prove that the a muscle or muscle group has the ability to produce more force [...]

By |2020-10-08T22:02:06-04:00October 31st, 2017|STT Articles|

The Appropriate Squat Exercise

Today, everyone wants to know "what are the best exercises to be doing?" and while this is a broad question, it does need to be asked: what are the best exercises to be doing? This is obviously a trick question, as the answer is there is no perfect exercise, program, or anything for that matter [...]

By |2020-10-08T22:02:06-04:00October 26th, 2017|STT Articles|

The Power Position In The 40

Mobility is a constant discussion in the strength field. How mobile do athletes need to be? Does too much mobility lead to joint instability? Will strength training help, or hurt mobility? Does stretching improve mobility? How many minutes should I spend stretching? How many minutes should we set aside for SMR or massage work? The [...]

By |2020-10-08T22:02:06-04:00October 21st, 2017|STT Articles|