Why Training The Neck Is Important For Football

Posted by Matt Jackson on Nov 28, 2017 11:55:42 AM
In any sport there is a chance for trauma to the brain, especially in football. The chances for a high school team that has forty athletes playing in a ten-game season are that at least 4 of 40 athletes will end up obtaining a concussion during the season Emmett, ( 2015).  A concussion is defined as
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Topics: Build Strength, Neck

Deload to Reload

Posted by Matt Jackson on Nov 15, 2017 3:09:28 PM

All programs work; they only work for so long. Nothing works forever! Louie Simmons said it best “to adapt is not to adapt”. Hans Selye an endocrinologist stated that there are 3 stages of adaptation (Alarm, Resistance, and Exhaustion). One thing to keep in mind is that the body does not differentiate stressors. All stress is stress and is accumulative over time. Training affects 7 different biological systems.

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Topics: Recovery, Deloading

How to Maximize High Quality Reps with Potentiation Clusters

Posted by Matt Jackson on Nov 13, 2017 9:59:44 AM

As Strength and Conditioning coaches we are always looking to find an advantage in the weight room to help better our teams on the field. As a Strength and Conditioning coach, we are constantly repeating ourselves about how our athletes are performing high quality reps. What is the definition of a high quality rep? A high quality rep is done at maximum power and speed. The problem with this though is that power and speed tend to quickly drop off after two to three reps.

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Topics: Potentiation Clusters, Maximizing Reps

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT - Arlington (TX) Philip Nelson

Posted by Philip Nelson on Nov 8, 2017 2:24:13 PM
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Topics: Program Spotlight

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT - Richland (TX) Monte Sparkman

Posted by Monte Sparkman on Oct 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM
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Topics: Program Spotlight

Program Spotlights Season 2: Lone Star Edition trailer

Posted by Rack Performance on Oct 17, 2017 9:14:12 AM
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Topics: Program Spotlight

Program spotlight - Gross catholic (NE) Cheryl Sacco

Posted by Cheryl Sacco on Sep 19, 2017 6:00:00 PM
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Topics: Program Spotlight

5 tips for Young and Novice Lifters

Posted by Brian Lutter on Sep 11, 2017 6:00:00 PM

As a high school strength and conditioning coach I have worked extensively with young, inexperienced lifters.  Through my experience I have seen numerous young athletes and lifters make the same mistakes over and over again in the weight room.  These mistakes slow their progress, produce meager results and potentially lead to injury.  The following are five tips to emphasize to young and novice lifters and athletes to help them avoid injuries and set them on a path to improve strength gains and improve performance.

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Topics: Adolescent Athletes, Young Lifters

The Explosive Power Ratio

Posted by Matt Jackson on Sep 1, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Are you training your athletes to be in the optimal range for explosive power? Are your athletes
strong but cannot move? Are your athletes fast but are not strong? How do you know if your
training program is training the right stimulants for your athletes?

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Topics: Explosive Power, Ratio

Program spotlight - Lee's summit (MO) Eric thomas

Posted by Eric Thomas on Aug 30, 2017 6:00:00 PM
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