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How to Work Wonders with a Piece of Wood: The elitefts Definitive Guide to Board Pressing
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Lessons from West Point (Part 1)
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EFS Classic: Pancakes Pack on Pounds of Muscle
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Dave Tate’s Free Squat Manual
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Extra Workouts for College Athletes
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Elitefts Info Pages
We have known for years that the Glute Ham Raise (GHR) was regarded as one the best movements for the posterior chain (lower back, glutes, hamstrings and calves).
By Dave Tate
Baseball players tend to be a part of those particular athletes that do not see the connection of increased strength and power with increased performance on the field.
By Mark Watts
In life, it's the inputs and the process that matters.
By The MBA Meathead
Dave Tate and Julia Ladewski talk athletic training
By Team elitefts
Once you've experienced a hamstring strain, you wish nothing more than for it to never have happened or at least for it to never happen again.
By Brad Longazel
These videos made me realize what I needed to do in order to preserve longevitiy in doing what I love...lifting!! I just wish I came across these videos a few years back because it might have saved me from a lot of the frustration I'm experiencing now.
By EFS Staff
I'm continually amazed how so many top sports see the importance of technique, but strength athletes seem to pay little attention to it or have no idea what good technique actually is.
By Chad Aichs
In the studies conducted on youth and adult pitchers, it was established that most injuries occur from overuse.
By Dr. Michael Yessis
We tested all of the athletes on the four core exercises. No one reached any of the goals.
By Mark McLaughlin
And if I hear the words "muscle confusion" one more f-ing time, I think my head might explode.
By The Angry Coach
Plyometrics (jump training) is a great tool for improving an athlete’s speed, power, explosiveness, elasticity, eccentric strength, and other aspects of the neuromuscular system such as rhythm, balance, proprioception, movement coordination, and agility.
By Jeff King
The following plyometric and strength training program is designed for use during the pre-competition phase from mid-February to mid-March, which is when the pre-season games begin (figure 1). It is assumed that all athletes have a solid base from the training during the specific preparation phase (SPP) and the general preparation phase (GPP). As shown in figure 1, all athletes will have just completed maximum strength training and speed training, focusing on increasing running speed.
By Nathan Williams
To me, the training environment doesn’t change. All the expectations and styles are present and consistent with every team.
By Todd Hamer
The individual training sessions were designed with an overall emphasis on restoration between training, practice and games.
By Jamie Smith
When your training is going well, your body is able to recover better.
By Daniel Schneider
Know your athletes, care about their success, and do things right!
By Julia Ladewski
When developing the strength and explosiveness program for the University of Pittsburgh men's hockey team, there were several factors I had to take into consideration as a coach. Hopefully my experience thus far will help you in similar situations.
By EFS Staff
In Part I of this series, we established the problem (s): Excessive annual volumes of same sport technical-tactical practice Insufficient physical preparatory foundations and coaching qualification standards Incongruent process of long term athlete development Lack of sports physiology academic curricula in CONUS Only the most gifted athletes being the exclusive survivors/beneficiaries of the flawed system [...]
By James "The Thinker" Smith
The current climate of club sport, in combination with school sport, in Southern California is one in which the majority of athletes are being placed under a degree of physical stress that their bodies are unsuited to handle.
By James "The Thinker" Smith
Have pride in your workouts, only you can get it done!
By Shaun Mirjavadi
Whether your sport is powerlifting, strongman, football or any other “strength” sport, the power clean should be part of your workout plan.
By Leo Totten
We expect to be pushed.
By The College Athlete
We have come to love but also hate the Prowler, but none of us can deny the benefits of this equipment in terms of building strength, endurance, speed, and also mental toughness in our athletes.
By Sean Keefe
This article will hopefully serve as a guide to you whether you’re a player, coach or strength coach.
By Kyle Newell
In order to provide some “spice” to our workouts, we have implemented a game day every two weeks.
By James Burk
I’ll outline a workout that I’ve employed to build physical strength, endurance, and, most importantly, mental toughness.
By Kyle Newell
I’ve uploaded three videos of our plate rotation series that can be implemented with large groups of athletes and are great for teaching rotational movement patterns to beginners.
By Zach Dechant
“Speed training” is the latest fad to squeeze money out of misinformed coaches, parents, and athletes.
By Mike Rojas
Too many times, I see athletes make some nice strength gains in the off-season only to lose them all during the competitive season because of their lack of training.
By Joe Meglio
Detric shares some random thoughts on nutrition and training with readers.
By Detric Smith