Monthly Archives: September 2015

How To Get the Best Out of Your Athletes and Clients: 4 Points For Better Coaching

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of my good friend and phenomenal strength coach, Todd Bumgardner. Enjoy! A few moons ago I was a promising high school football player. Quarterback offensively and a defensive utility man. I was good enough to get recruited by schools from D3 to the lower D1 levels—eventually settling on a tiny… Read more

5 Traits of a Successful Coach

Ask ten different people their opinion on what traits or characteristics make for a great or successful (strength) coach and you’re bound to get ten different answers and iterations. Some will use adjectives like strong, experienced, knowledgable, professional, motivating, or destroy the back of my pants scary. Others will use less germane markers such as… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 9/11/15

I’d like to first take a moment to express my condolences to those people who lost friends, family, colleagues, and loved ones fourteen years ago today, and were most affected by the events of September 11th. I’d also like to extend my sincerest gratefulness to those who didn’t blink an eye to risk their own lives… Read more

13 Words That May Help Change Your Life

NOTE: if nothing else, if you decide not to read this entire article (don’t worry I won’t cry. Too much), scroll all the way down and read the last quote. It’ll knock your socks off. 13 Words That May Help Change Your Life Like a lot of  people I don’t like to venture too far… Read more

Talking Shop With ‘Coach Dos’

I have a special cameo appearance today from one of the best collegiate strength and conditioning coaches on the planet, Coach Robert dos Remedios (or, ‘Coach Dos’). Coach Dos is someone whom I respect a ton, and someone I feel has forgotten more than many of will ever know. 27 years “in the trenches” coaching,… Read more

3 Exercises To Help You Squat Deeper. Without a Single Mobility Drill

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of fellow Cressey Sports Performance coach, Tony Bonvechio (AKA: the other Tony). He’s got some excellent pointers on squat technique and how you can go about improving squat depth without mention of a single mobility exercise. Enjoy!   I didn’t like hip-hop music until I met Tony Gentilcore. I’m more… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 9/4/15

A few housekeeping things to touch on before I dive into this week’s list. 1. A reminder that next Sunday (9/13) is our 4th annual Cressey Sports Performance Fall Seminar. It’s become sort of a “thing” in the industry. And if you haven’t been to one yet, you’re missing out on not only a bunch… Read more

Assessment Protocols: There’s No One Right Way

We had a new crop of interns start up this week at the facility, and last night I had the opportunity to spend a little time with them to go over some “big rock” coaching cues and assessment protocols on the squat. I only had 30 minutes with them and there’s obviously a lot to… Read more