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Nutrition & Supplements: Pro-Hormone Review

by Tim Steinbacher Pro-hormone supplements have become wildly popular among body builders, athletes and just about anyone who steps into a weight room.I myself have never used them and I never will.It’s said that pro-hormone is a steroid but not as powerful, even though it has all the same side effects.It does not contain testosterone [...]

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Review: Caffeine Supplementation

Kyle Shireman – Lock Haven University Caffeine supplementation has come to be a major issue in the sports and exercise world. It is a socially accepted drug, and the supplementation of caffeine has become of concern within the last decade. Traditionally caffeine supplements were directed only towards endurance athletes, but have become popular in other [...]

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Nutrition & Supplements: Basics of Creatine Supplementation

Jordan Yohn According to Burke (2007), “Creatine is a naturally occurring compound found in large amounts in skeletal muscle as a result of dietary intake and endogenous synthesis from amino acids.”It is very important to note that the human body can synthesize creatine naturally.The body synthesizes creatine primarily in the liver, but also small amounts [...]

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Preparing for Two-A-Days and the Start of Football Season

Drink plenty of fluids—Athletes should be consuming 8-10 glasses of cold fluids per day. When athletic activities begin, 12-20 glasses should be consumed. Cold fluids should not include beverages with caffeine (i.e. pop, coffee, or tea). Athletes should stay hydrated throughout their activities and should have access to water frequently. As temperatures increase outdoors, it [...]

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Football Training

Misuse of Speed and Agility Training – Jim Kielbaso

A lot of people in this field call themselves Strength & Conditioning Coaches. I don’t have a problem with the “Strength” part of the title, but the “Conditioning” part could use a little work.  And, in today’s world where speed and agility training is a priority, many coaches need to brush up on their skills. [...]

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Free Weights vs Machines – Ken Mannie

By Ken Mannie Strength/Conditioning Coach – Michigan State University One of the frequently asked questions we receive is, “Do you guys use free weights (i.e., barbells and dumbbells) or machines in your program design?” Our answer is simple – we use both.  It’s not a matter of choosing free weights vs machines.  It’s a matter [...]

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