Proper Form for Deep Rock Bottom Squats

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Question: Our coach has us doing squats so deep that our hamstrings sit on our calves and that makes my lower back and knees sore. The reasoning is that that we have to go deep to be effective. Is that the best way to do squats? Answer: We call those “rock bottom” squats and some […]

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How to Coach the Participation Trophy Generation

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Question: I’m a first year coach and am getting completely frustrated with the attitudes I get from my players. They work hard in practice. In games they nod and say, ” Ok coach, we got it.” Then they go and do something completely different. They concede games before they start and if it’s close they […]

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Olympic Level Mindset

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Question: As I watched the Olympic trials, I was amazed at the performances of these athletes. What struck me in particular was how completely exhausted they were once their races were over. Additionally Simone Biles made a comment in passing after her floor routine the her legs were dead going into her final tumbling run. […]

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Teenage Sports Burnout

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Question: My daughter will be in the 10th grade this year and has said that she might like to have the summer off from soccer. She played on her high school team and plays on a travel team as well. While we encourage her to play we don’t force her. If she isn’t playing what […]

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You Need an Off-Season to Reach Potential

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Question: My season has ended but I don’t want to shut down my training. I enjoy the workouts and like the shape I’m in but I am constantly told to take a break. How important are breaks and how long should I break from training? Answer: Every sport has a season and an off-season. Over […]

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How to Add Muscle Mass for Athletes

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Question: Which method of training is better to build muscle mass? Does heavy weight and less reps work better or less weight and more reps? I need to get bigger for basketball. I’ve gotten taller and skinnier in the last year. Answer: The fact that you’re growing upwards is a great thing for basketball. What […]

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How to Stop Cramps with Proper Hydration

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Question: I and several of my teammates had to deal with cramps while we played Friday night. I drank water all through the week and used Gatorade game night but finally still had to pull out of the game. How can I avoid repeating this? Answer: Proper hydration during the week and “super hydration” Wednesday […]

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Preparation for College Athletes Should Begin in the Ninth Grade in the Classroom

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Question: I read your article last week and wanted to know what would be the best course to prepare a high school athlete for the opportunity to become a collegiate athlete? Answer: Preparation for college should begin in the ninth grade in the classrooms. Many fine athletes have missed opportunities to be collegiate athletes because […]

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Off Season Football Training and Goals

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Question: I want to be the best I can be. I am willing to train seven days a week if necessary to get there. How many days a week do you recommend for getting ready for football in August? Answer: Seven days is going to be a bit much for a young high school student. […]

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Getting More Defined Arms and Shoulders

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Question: I want to be more defined in my arms and shoulders. What is the best way to do that without losing a lot of weight? I need to maintain my weight for football but I want to look better as well. Answer: Getting defined, or ripped, is predominantly a weight loss, body fat loss […]

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