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Dr. Amy Bender on the Science of Sleep

As soon as Dr. Amy Bender’s aunt took her to a sleep lab, she became fascinated about sleep research. In fact, she was so fascinated that she eventually found herself landing a job as a sleep technologist at Washington State University, where she would go on to complete her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, focusing on […]

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How Often Should You Progress an Exercise?

One of the most common questions I get asked is: How often should I progress a client or athlete’s exercises? It’s a great question, and unfortunately, there’s no hard and fast rules here. But in this short video, I do my best to walk you through my thought process, and give you some guidelines as […]

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Is Multi-Directional Speed Training Just for Athletes?

Do you give multi-directional speed training as much attention when training your young athletes, as you do to your 50-year-old client? You should! Every client and athlete desires the same thing, to improve skills that will translate into more complex demands or tasks. Not only are coaches improving fitness qualities with exercises, but they are […]

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Chris Chase on Establishing Standards and Improving Performance in Basketball

With a truly pragmatic approach to training, Chris Chase emphasizes establishing standards in his programs. KPIs, he notes, provides a framework that helps players get to where they need to be. Perhaps this is wisdom drawn from experience; after all, Chris has coached at every level there is. He has served as Strength and Conditioning […]

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Molly Galbraith on Training during and after Pregnancy

Like many people, Molly Galbraith was unhappy with her body when she was 18 and would spend years struggling with insecurities. But, when she discovered how she could stop comparing herself to other women, Molly dedicated her life to supporting women and helping them feel strong, confident, and empowered in their lives and bodies. She […]

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Wil Fleming on Assessing and Implementing VBT in Olympic Weighlifting

Running Force Fitness and Performance was great, but Olympic weightlifter and sports performance coach Wil Fleming wanted to focus on his true passion… …coaching. After 10 years of owning and operating Force, Wil decided to sell the business in 2018 and founded 1Kilo Weightlifting. At 1Kilo, Wil specializes in coaching Olympic weightlifting for athletes both […]

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The Ground Prep Series

I’ve noticed a few things as I’ve gotten older… It takes a bit longer to warm-up or feel like I’m ready to train. While not necessarily “sore,” there are definitely times when I feel stiff or achy prior to training. And last but not least, sometimes I just need to do a little bit more […]

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Brady Howe on the Power of Soft Skills in Leadership and Athletic Development

Brady Howe has had many titles throughout his career. He has been an athletic trainer, strength coach, and equipment manager for various institutions and teams, including the Utah Flash, Weber State University, the Salt Lake City Stars, the Idaho Stampede, the Atlanta Hawks, and the Phoenix Suns. But the common threads that run through these […]

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Eric Cressey on the Evolution of Baseball-Specific Training

It’s not an exaggeration to say that Eric Cressey’s work ethic is incomparable. In addition to being the Co-Founder and President of Cressey Sports Performance—widely considered one of the premier facilities for baseball-specific training—Eric is a prolific writer who has authored over 500 articles and five books, including Maximum Strength and The High Performance Handbook. […]

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Scott Fuchs on Body Types, Training and KPIs for Throwing the Javelin

Two-time All-American javelin thrower Scott Fuchs didn’t start his athletic career in track and field. Nope, Scott started off in baseball, which took over his life when he was 13 years old. Knowing that he could play at the collegiate level, Scott went on to play for a Division III institution right out of high […]

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Big Picture Program Design

Whether you’re new to the game or a savvy veteran, many coaches struggle with designing programs for their clients and athletes. While some feel challenged because they don’t understand the fundamentals of program design, others may feel hindered by a lack of design systems and principles. And trust me, I know…because I struggled too when […]

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Jelani Floyd and Dan Poneman on the Life of an NBA Agent

Becoming NBA agents wasn’t part of Jelani Floyd and Dan Poneman’s plan…like many people, they wanted to play for the NBA as kids. While Dan was in high school a website in high school where he ranked top basketball players in the state. He later found his niche in athletics not as a player, but […]

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