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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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5 Tips for Writing Better Gen Pop Programs

Note from MR: Todd Bumgardner and Chris Merritt are two guys I truly respect in our industry. Not only are the life-long learners, but they’re also guys who simply “get” the training process. In this article, Todd is going to give you some fantastic ideas on how to write better gen pop programs. And while […]

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6 Ways to Improve My Training Programs

I have one simple goal in life: To get better every day. Now keep in mind – I said it was a simple goal. But definitely not an easy one 🙂 And while this goal applies in all areas of my life, it’s really evident when it comes to my coaching and programming. I have […]

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How Long Should You Stay on a Program?

It may sound incredibly basic, but I get this question all the time from young and old trainees alike: How long should I stay on my program? It’s such a simple question – but like most things, the answer isn’t quite that simple! Let’s dig a bit deeper, and see how your goals directly affects […]

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How to Write Power Training Programs

Power training is critical in athletics. Whether it’s the ability to juke a defender and break off a big touchdown run, hit a baseball 400 feet, or slam dunk a basketball, power is a key component that every performance coach must program for. However, before you blindly jump in and start doing 100 repetitions of […]

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4 Ways to Write Training Programs Faster

Back in the day when IFAST first opened, Bill and I were the first, last and only line of defense. We assessed every client personally. Wrote all their programs. And obviously, did all the coaching to boot. It was strange – I would be exhausted phyiscally at the end of the day (working from 5:45 […]

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Are you following the right program?

Today, I’ve got a hypothetical question I want to ask you. Are you following the right program? And before you blindly answer “Yes” or “Of Course,” really step back and think about that for a moment.

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