Strength

A Stronger Core

Written By: Sam Winston Programming core strength is traditionally directed to a list of ab exercises performed at the end of lifting sessions. Anywhere from 5-10 minutes spent to on a few sets and repetitions of movements such as crunches, sit-ups, planks, and bicycles. The approach many people have adopted to train their core is…

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Don’t Resist the Training: Resistance Training in Youth Populations

Written By: Ryan Miller MS, CSCS Resistance training, also termed strength training, is implemented across all age groups to improve health. For children and adolescents especially, it offers several benefits; some of those are increased self-esteem, increased bone mineral density (BMD), and improved body composition. But strength training among this population has encountered a strong…

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So, you want to jump higher? Here is how!

Written By: Jakub Kalus A jaw-dropping vertical jump is one of the skills most of us want to have. It doesn’t matter if you play in the NBA, a professional league, or just pick-up basketball in your neighborhood. We all want to feel like Michael Jordan for a while. But how do you do it?…

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Training for LEO

Written By: Pat Skinner My name is Pat Skinner and I am a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) in New York state. I have been an investigator for two years. Prior to that I was a road trooper for nine years and know both ends of the spectrum. I know what it is required from this…

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Crawls and Carries

Written By: Andrew Read Endurance athletes can be a blessing and a curse to train. Endurance sports are built off extreme work ethics and the ability and willingness to suffer. However, that determination and motivation can easily sidetrack your clients with injury and burn out. It can also make programming hard due to weakness or…

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The Three Pillars of OCR Training

Written By: Evan Perperis, NSCA-CPT Training for obstacle course racing (OCR) can be confusing and complicated to the average athlete. Because there are several race options to choose from – including, but not limited to, Spartan, Tough Mudder, Savage Race, and Conquer The Gauntlet – the obstacles you have to train for can vary wildly. Some…

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