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.
Topics: Program Spotlight
When coaches condition their athletes they not only want to increase athletic performance but often to instill the values of toughness, discipline, and success through effort. However, this mindset about conditioning, especially football athletes, has come at a heavy price.