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HPCT #1: Are you overtrained or just under-recovered?

The High-Performance Chalk Talk: #1 This is the first installation of what will become a weekly email covering high-performance training.  Now, what is “high-performance”?  High Performance, as I define it, is optimal human movement, recovery, and strength training.  The goal of … Continue reading

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A Letter to Walk-Ons

This year I have a group of athletes who are walking-on at the college level and nothing makes me prouder than when one of my athletes takes on the challenge of walking-on. It’s a mindset… It’s them saying, “I know … Continue reading

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Athlete Nutrition – Part 2

A few days ago, I put up a post covering proper nutrition habits for athletic performance.  Included in that post were my five guidelines that every athlete should follow as well as some general nutrition tips. 

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Athlete Nutrition – Part 1

The biggest limiting factor in athletic performance in nutrition and the sad thing is that the majority of athletes I talk with have no clue what proper nutrition for an athlete looks like. 

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Program Goals: The One’s That Truly Matter

Regardless of the athlete or the level they compete at I have the same goals for every member of my program.  I think it is important to have steadfast objectives for what you want to accomplish.  Of course, every person … Continue reading

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Strength Introduction: Full Program

This is the third and final instalment in a three-part series covering the proper introduction of strength training for young athletes new to the weight room. As we discussed in the first two articles, what separates a good introductory program … Continue reading

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Strength Introduction: The Big 4 Movements

  This is the second instalment in a three-part series covering the proper introduction of strength training for young athletes new to the weight room. As we discussed in the last article what separates a good introductory program from a … Continue reading

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Strength Introduction: Foundation

**This is the first instalment in a three-part series on how to introduce strength training to a young athlete** Every athlete, at every level, has a very high demand for strength. Their level of strength dictates their speed, explosiveness, and … Continue reading

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The Pull-Up Project

I am a steadfast believer that an athlete has to be able to handle their own bodyweight in order to progress into more advanced training methods in order to develop absolute strength and power. 

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Should You Olympic Lift?

Understanding the why and how behind Olympic Lifting and decoding variations that get the job done. Olympic lifting has always been a hot topic amongst strength coaches and is wildly used within High School weight rooms. When done properly there … Continue reading

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