Author Archive | Jim Kielbaso

Summer Programming Part 3 – Ron McKeefery

Coach McKeefery continues his discussion with the Total Performance staff on summer football programming. Coach has some great insights how he has taken his past experiences and come up with the principles that he feels works best for his current program at Eastern Michigan University.  

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Summer Programming Part 2 – Ron McKeefery

Coach McKeefery continues his discussion with the Total Performance staff on summer football programming.  Throughout this segment listen in how coach McKeefery discuss how he addresses individual goals with players.  Very insightful stuff on how to get to know your players and help them figure out and achieve their own personal goals.  Enjoy!    

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Summer Programming Part 1 – Ron McKeefery

Summer may have already started, but it’s never too late to analyze what you’re doing and make adjustments if necessary.  Like most coaches, you’ve probably thought long and hard about what your team needs and created a summer program to meet those needs.  If you’ve ever looked for advice on how to organize your summer […]

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Coaching the Hip Hinge

The ability to control the lumbo-pelvic region and perform a proper hip hinge is fundamental to many strength training exercises such as the RDL, Clean, Snatch, Deadlift and Bent-Over Row.  It’s probably one of the more difficult things to coach when an athlete has poor control over his pelvis, but teaching this movement can help […]

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Penn State Off-Season Video

Former Maryland strength & conditioning coach Dwight Galt is now the Director of Performance Enhancement at Penn State, and they got their new program started a few weeks ago.  Like every program in the country right now, the guys were all excited about the beginning of their program and looking forward to the new style […]

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Understanding Acceleration Mechanics

The ability to accelerate is one of the most important physical attributes an athlete can have.  Acceleration has been shown to highly correlate to on-field success, so it’s important that football coaches learn how to develop this ability.  In this video, Jim Kielbaso teaches the fundamental principles of acceleration mechanics in a way that you […]

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How to Work Hard With a Purpose

Hard work and intensity are very desirable qualities in football players, so it’s no surprise that coaches would try to use their training programs to develop them.  In the football training world, there seems to be a growing trend toward making workouts as hard as possible in the name of developing these traits. Unfortunately, many […]

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Top 13 Training Products Under $100

Strength training and football training equipment is EXPENSIVE, but there are some things that give you a tremendous bang for your buck.  This is a list of my 13 favorite training tools you can buy for under $100 that will allow you to get some quality work done. I’m sure I’ll hear your thoughts on […]

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Olympic Lifting for Football

One of the most controversial topics in football training is whether or not to perform Olympic Lifting for football players.  Everyone seems to agree that technique is absolutely critical, but there seem to be differing opinions as to what is acceptable. There really isn’t a black and white answer here, so opinions and experience are […]

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