ARTICLES 2018-04-28T15:16:27+00:00

How to Build the Ultimate American Football Player

One of our favorite times of the year at my facility is when our college football sessions begin in May. What makes our job unique when it comes to this 12-week program is our near absolute control over what Mike Robertson and Patrick Ward call the athletes’ stress bucket. When these guys come to train, there’s no external stress. Aside from a girlfriend and a landscaping job, their lives are a piece of cake. And it shows…

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The Posterior Chain: A Modern Approach and Perspective

What has happened to the posterior chain? Not too long ago, it was all the rage in the strength and conditioning industry, thanks in large part to Louie Simmons and his consistent feats of creating the strongest athletes on the planet. However, with long term athletic development now the new gold standard with today’s athlete, craftsmanship of the posterior chain seems…

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Developing Youth Sport Speed in a Team Setting

On the first day on the job when building speed in the team setting, what we are about to do always interests me more than what the athletes have done in the past. Do I believe I am the way, the truth, and the light in the quest for speed? Of course not. Do I believe methods prescribed in the past have not produced the intended training effect? Perhaps. Do I believe I am here to rectify the situation and get these girls…

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Building Athletic Freaks: American Football In-Season Training

This is the challenge I face with football players during the fall: competing adaptations between the sport and maintenance of lean muscle tissue, the management of stress accumulation throughout the practice week, and ensuring a player is primed for optimal performance on Friday and Saturday nights. Such tests bring out the best in us as coaches…

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How 5 Generous Mentors Ignited My Coaching Career

Even though my coaching career is in its infancy, I’ve been extremely fortunate to build relationships with coaches who speak the same language. Influences from Mike Robertson, Jay DeMayo, and Ryan Horn always leave me nodding my head in agreement after a presentation, podcast, or post on social media. Affirmation of one’s philosophy is powerful, and quite frankly, feels good. But what say you to the coaches…

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Power Magazine May/June 2017

In this issue of POWER Mag, Hunter Charneski, MS drops some major knowledge bombs. He goes over the importance of Velocity Based Training, where strength meets speed and why powerlifting needs VBT. Want to learn more about blasting through your sticking points in a lift?

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Power Magazine July/August 2017

“Death to the Deload”

Power Magazine – July/August 2017

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