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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Summer Football Testing

Now that the school year’s coming to an end and summer training is about to start, it’s a good idea to choose some measureable lifts that you’ll focus on over the next few months.  It doesn’t matter what you’ve been doing lately, as it’s always a good thing to evaluate your teams training before heading […]

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Neck Training with No Equipment for Football

Not every football player has a machine as a means for neck training, however, strengthening the neck can be a part of any training program year round. Manual resistance exercises have been around for decades and more so now than ever they’re being used to consistently implement neck training. These exercises are performed when the […]

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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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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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