4 Steps to Begin Training the Neck

Football season is upon us, and we’re going to start seeing all those neck injuries and concussions again. If you’re planning your in-season program and have never done it in the past, now is a great time to start training the neck. Strengthening an athlete’s neck has been shown to help dissipate energy away from […]

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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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Football Training Pros Welcomes You

As a football coach, you’re torn in a million directions.  As a player, it’s hard to know which football training program is right for you. You certainly understand that your strength training and speed development program must be the absolute best if you’re going to compete at a high level, but how do you know […]

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Reducing the Risk of Injuries in the Weight Room

The point of a football strength & conditioning program is to prepare athletes for practice and games.  We want them to be able to practice longer and harder without getting hurt, and play at a high level during competitions. The goals are pretty straightforward, but injuries often de-rail this process. Injuries on the field happen.  […]

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Rogers Athletic Factory Tour

Jim and Adam had the opportunity to see inside the manufacturing plant of Rogers Athletic where they make their innovative Pendulum line of strength training equipment. We certainly didn’t expect it, but their VP of Product Development, Kyle Camp, gave us an all-access pass to see the entire operation from start to finish.  It was […]

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Training For the Sake of Fatigue: Blair Wagner

American’s have always had a tendency to think that more is better.  We, as football coaches, often fall into the same trap with our training programs.  If a little bit of running is good, more running must be better. If a little bit of strength training is good, more must be better. Logically, we know […]

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Kyle Vanden Bosch talks about Strength & Conditioning

Coaches often like to hear what other coaches think about training, but we rarely take a step back to hear what players think.  High school athletes typically don’t have enough training experience to add a great deal to the conversation, so unless you get to talk to an NFL veteran, you might not have the […]

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Interview with Adam Taylor – Chelsea High School

A lot of our readers deal with high school athletes, so when a highly successful high school strength & conditioning coach stopped by Total Performance, we jumped on the opportunity to talk to him about what has made his program so successful. As you’ll hear him say right off the bat, he doesn’t think his […]

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Interview with Adam Feit

Adam Feit is a former Strength Coach for the Carolina Panther of the NFL and was the Director of Strength & Conditioning at Eastern Michigan University.  Adam also had stints at Louisville and the Citadel.  He is great coach with a lot of knowledge and insight, but he’s been laying kind of low this year […]

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