In-Season Training

Related Post: In-Season Nutrition > 4 Reasons Why Your Performance will Decline and how to Prevent it In-Season Training Guide Strength training, tissue care, and quality nutrition can be difficult paths to navigate while competing in a sport. By the end of the season, most athletes lose up to 10 lbs of lean muscle mass, gain 2-3% body fat, and lose upwards of 20% of strength /power output. Athletes re-enter the weight room after 3 months of competition and start their off-season training back at square one.  Why bust your ass in the weight room 6-9 months out of the year if you’re going to lose what you’ve worked so hard to gain during the season?  This is what I call the “Yo-Yo” training effect.  After working hard to make gains in lean muscle, strength, power, speed, and overall athleticism during the off-season, an athlete stops training to focus on competing. During that

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Combating Adversity: 3 Practical Ways to Increase Resiliency

“It is precisely in times of immunity from care that the soul should toughen itself beforehand for occasions of greater stress, and it is while Fortune is kind that it should fortify itself against her violence. In days of peace the soldier performs manoeuvres, throws up earthworks with no enemy in sight, and wearies himself by gratuitous toil, in order that he may be equal to unavoidable toil” – Seneca the Younger   How do you handle adversity? When real hardships come up in your life, do you feel like you can remain calm, cool, and collected, or do you typically hit the panic button? If you’re anything like me, your first instinct is likely to drop everything, freak out, and then curl up in a ball and feel sorry for yourself for a few days. This type of reaction can manifest itself as anxiety, over-thinking, lack of action, etc.

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5 Books Every Athlete, Coach, and Leader Should Read (2017 Edition)

If you influence just one single person, YOU, my friend, are a leader.  Like it or not, somewhere someone is looking up to you as role model. This is something we should all take a very seriously because having influence is having power and having power means we have the ability to create a positive change in the people around us. This change can be exponential if we are impacting the right people at the right times. The following books have helped me become a better leader, employer, coach, and role model. If you choose to pick up any of the following books please remember, to paraphrase a quote borrowed from Legacy, better people make better leaders. We must work on improving and elevating ourselves if we plan on elevating others.  There is no greater responsibility and privilege in the world than leading other people.. iron sharpens iron.   5)

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“Teach a Man to Fish” ..how to get the most out of your youth athletes

Welcome to the first of many performance training articles from Compete Strength & Conditioning. We are extremely proud to have worked with some of the most talented and hard- working athletes in the state. Every strength and conditioning facility in the United States can increase an athlete’s vertical jump, knock a few tenths of second off a 40 yard dash time, and have an athlete gain 10 lbs of muscle of one conditioning season. But how can we make this consistent?  

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