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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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5 Reasons Why the Role of the Pro Strength Coach is Changing

Over the last five years, I have noticed some gradual changes in the role of the strength and conditioning coach at the professional sports level. Some of my thoughts are based on casual observations, but also frank discussions with coaches who are currently working in the professional ranks, or coaches that have moved on from […]

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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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Traits of Winning Football Programs: Part 1 of Many

I’m coming off of watching the Stagg Bowl and the DI Football Championships. Watching those games gave me an itch to write something more geared towards football programs in general, not just strength training for football.  I was watching four obviously great programs last night. Seeing them made me think about the cultural differences between […]

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3 Football Training Finishers

Football training workouts can get bland after doing the same things consistently. It’s important to be using well designed progressions and work on the same “meat and potato” lifts each week, however, it’s good to throw a curveball in there once in a while.  Here are a few “finishers” that you can do after any […]

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4 Foundational Lifts for Football Linemen

Linemen are usually bigger than everyone else on the field.  They may require some extra size to play in the trenches, so having adequate levels of strength to move their mass is necessary. Not only does a lineman need to master moving his own body, he’s working to control someone else’s at the same time. […]

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