Here’s a few good reads from the last week to keep you busy while trying to get through another productive day at work:
Learning to Speak Coach by Mike Boyle
Really good read by Coach Boyle on how to make sure you as a strength coach are on the same page as the head coaches of your respective teams. Even now some coaches aren’t 100% on board with having their athletes participate in a strength and conditioning program but if you can learn to speak ‘coach’ you may have a little bit moe success in getting the head coach on board.
Make no mistake about it, I’m a huge fan of Coach Boyle and his writing. This is a pretty short and quick read about a few rules to always remember when training athletes but is a good read for strength coaches and even personal trainers.
Get That Squat Up by Tim Henriques
This one hits home for me since I have always been a pretty weak when it comes to the squat. Tim runs through a 3 Phase program to help anyone bring their squat up to a respectable level. I might have to get on this program myself sometime in the near future.
The Contreras Files – Volume 1 by Bret Contreras
So much content in this article its unreal, from the “Shoot your family” scenario, glute activation, and learning the hip hinge amongst many other things. For anyone that isn’t familiar with Bret he is a really smart guy, smart enough to be enrolled in a PhD program at the AUT University in New Zealand studying Sport Sciences.
Ladies: Tips to Make You More Comfortable in the Weight Room by Jen Comas Keck
The title says it all. A lot of women are intimidated by getting into the weight room with all the “muscle heads” when in fact they shouldn’t be at all. Jen lays out a handful of tips on how to overcome these fears and get in some real strength training.