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Why You Need to Hire an Intern (And How to Do It)

Interns make the world go ‘round in the strength and conditioning field. Chances are if you’re a strength and conditioning coach, you’ve interned at least once if not half a dozen times.  Hopefully, your time as an intern motivated you to give back to future interns. Ironically, one topic that most internships don’t cover is […]

A Strength Coach’s Lie: Tracking Yourself to Death

“You can’t improve what you don’t measure.” It’s a classic quote – and let me premise the article by saying that there is a lot of truth in that statement. However, it is not absolute truth. Strength coaches hear about the principle of tracking and measuring a lot. Blogs and podcasts mention how coaches should […]

How to Optimize Rest Between Weight Lifting Sets

rests between olympic lifting sets sets

Weightlifting movements (WLM) are ballistic exercises that utilize the entire body. Due to the explosive nature and musculature involved, these movements can be very taxing and require extended rest periods between sets1. Athletes need 4 to 5 minute rest periods between large, taxing movements2. While rest between sets is crucial for an athlete, both in […]

Strength Training Baseball Players 101 (Part 1 of 3)

Disclaimer: the thoughts, opinions, and ideas expressed in this post are not representative of my current employer’s beliefs, nor do they reflect those of my former employers. “You can have baseball, I don’t want them; never could understand my baseball teams.” – Real words from a collegiate strength coach to an intern Baseball is an […]

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