Have you ever had a gym buddy who shows up, is very enthusiastic, seems to be on board, can quote Selye’s General Adaptation theory to you, but then, after a few weeks, quits showing up? It’s a common experience, and very frustrating to a coach. They know what’s wrong with them (they’re fat and weak), […]
This article was previously published on Karl Schudt’s personal blog, Schudt Strength Training. I was preparing for a Starting Strength Press Camp last month, and in the process of reviewing anatomy, was reminded of how unstable the shoulder joint is. In order to provide us bipedal humans with useful upper extremities, the glenohumeral joint allows […]
Chances are if you or your children are soccer players then you know at least a few soccer players who have a serious knee injury. The constant running and change-of-direction required to play soccer requires significant lower body strength to perform safely. However, most soccer players pay little attention to lower-body strength. As a result, […]
Hi, I’m David Abdemoulaie and I’m a strength coach. What exactly is a strength coach? Chances are, you have never had anyone introduce themselves to you as a “strength coach.” That’s OK, I’m used to puzzled looks on people’s faces after I tell them what I do.
There’s this research study being passed around among my fellow strength training coaches. It details the result of a 24 year study of adolescent males and the correlation between strength and mortality rate. The research study was published in The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) and was conducted in Sweden on one million male […]