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When You are the "Other" Strength Coach

When You are the "Other" Strength Coach

It is always difficult when you are getting the athlete's "leftovers".  You can end up battling the other coaches program which can also become a battle of coaching egos.  While it's great that there are two coaches who want the athlete to succeed, the athlete can end up hurt, tired and ultimately unprepared.
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In-Season Training, CoronaBro Edition

In-Season Training, CoronaBro Edition

However you decide to train in the in-season, each training day has to help your athletes reach the goal of playing like savages on Friday night.  If it doesn't, dump it.  Busy work makes winners into tired losers.  Trust me as there is an entire generation of Busy Bee's who thought they had all the answers.
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Being Too Strong

Being Too Strong

And instead of building a general base of strength using basic methods, they adopt ineffective and often times dangerous training methods that their weak athletes are wholly unprepared for.
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The Action Plan

The Action Plan

Focus ONLY on the actions that will lead you there.  I have said many times that a man of action keeps his head down and focuses only on the next step/task at hand. Do NOT look up and try to look beyond the horizon. This is when you stumble and lose sight of what needs to be done today.
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Home Gym Tour

Home Gym Tour

There are a lot of little odds and ends not listed on here (collars, chalk, etc.) but this list is the meat and potatoes of my home gym.  I know that a lot of people are thinking about setting up their home gyms, especially at this point in time. My two pieces of advice are:
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My Conditioning by Era

My Conditioning by Era

Not training for a specific sport allows a lot of freedom and is insanely easy to do. But like training for a sport, consistency and discipline are key to getting the job done.  Like I tell my athletes, "Strong legs, strong lungs!"
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Variable Krypteia Training for Athletes (Matt Rhodes)

Variable Krypteia Training for Athletes (Matt Rhodes)

This is one area where Jim and I have varying opinions.  We have talked about this and he definitely understands where I’m going and generally likes the ideas.  But, for him, it’s just too complicated and may take too much mental energy that he doesn’t have time to spend.  You may find the same.  When in doubt, keep it simple.  For me, this has become very simple.  I’ll attempt to explain it via the written word.
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Training After an Illness

Training After an Illness

It reminds me of the question I’ve answered more than a hundred times, “How do I know if I’m ready to use chains and/or bands?” The answer is always, “When you stop asking the question and know the answer.”
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