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Why Strength Coaches Should Know About “Productive Disruption”

Most people hate change. To the majority of people, the thought of altering processes, ideas, skills, rules, etc. is horrifying. It’s easier to just remain stagnant and comfortable where you are in life, just moseying right along. Notice I said most people. If you’re reading this, you most likely are a strength coach, which automatically […]

How trainers Can Create Sustainable Behavioral Change with General Population Clients

You’re excited, you just met with a new client for the first time. You’ve established their medical history, BMR and nutritional needs, and determined movement patterning through various screens. They’ve assured you that they’re motivated and ready to work, and want to get started as soon as possible. You set off to work on your […]

Why Your Leaders On-The-Field Also Need to Be Leaders in the Weight Room

The culture of a team (or organization) has a way of electing leaders that may not be cutout for front rank.  Leadership at times can depend on seniority, experience, playing stats or skill rather than physicality, robustness, mentality and will. In my opinion, it is of the utmost importance that the leader of your team is the […]

Using Pre-Game Jitters to Boost Your Athletic Performance

This is a guest post from Mike Caro – Head Strength Coach at Transylvania University. Mike is deeply involved in the strength coaching community including the facilitation of the small-college strength coaches roundtable at this year’s NSCA Coaches conference in San Antonio. As humans we all become nervous in certain situations. For athletes, those situations […]