Summer Training for High School Athletes – 5 Dos & Don’ts

By Steve SheppardCoaching, Conditioning, Skill of Strength, Sports Performance, Strength No Comments

Lets be honest, everyone is thinking about summer right now. Sure, school is technically still going on. However, we all know that while you’re squirming around in your desk pretending to be taking notes on simple squamous epithelium, your brain is fully committed to Tommy Bahama beach chairs, farmer’s tans, Yeti coolers, bon fires, wireless speakers … Read More

Coaching 101

By amanda@skillofstrength.comMindset, Personal Training No Comments

Coaching is super easy. No seriously, it’s simple really. Write a plan for your clients, follow it and watch them crush PR’s!  I actually think pretty much anyone can become a successful personal trainer or strength coach. Dealing with people is easy. Everyone has continual motivation, discipline for days and the drive to achieve their fitness related goals. No, … Read More

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing

By amanda@skillofstrength.comMobility, Personal Training, Sports Performance, Strength No Comments

Over the last few years, I started to notice I was sneaking some specific drills into just about every client’s program. I honestly think that, when programmed appropriately, these are 5 exercises you should be doing as they are a fantastic addition to just about all training programs. From my experience, these exercises are seriously absolute game changers … Read More

Single Leg Deadlift Progressions

By amanda@skillofstrength.comKettlebell Training, Personal Training, Strength No Comments

If there’s one exercise I constantly see butchered, it’s the single leg deadlift. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fantastic exercise when applied appropriately to the client. Unfortunately, it’s common to see this in the fitness industry. Most people chase the flashy exercises before owning the fundamentals. If you’re a coach, here’s a quick thought process to … Read More