Creating Break Away Speed: A How-to Guide for High School Football Coaches

I recently saw a post in a Facebook group for American Football coaches that asked a very simple question:    "Anyone got something to increase speed?"   Being a speed coach, my interest was peaked.   I saw just about every answer you could think up in the comments. Plyos, heavy weights, light weights for … Continue reading Creating Break Away Speed: A How-to Guide for High School Football Coaches

Six Lessons I Learned in my First Year of Training Youth Athletes (That Have Nothing to do With Actual Training)

I’ve been a personal trainer for ten years, but for the first nine I trained almost exclusively adults who wanted to lose weight and feel better. Last year I transitioned into a role where nearly 100% of my clientele is youth athletes. Coming into this role I knew how different training for athleticism is than … Continue reading Six Lessons I Learned in my First Year of Training Youth Athletes (That Have Nothing to do With Actual Training)

Dear Aunt Kiki: What Your Death Taught Me About Life

Dear Aunt Kiki, You probably wouldn’t remember the summer of 2007 as well as I do.   That summer I got my driver’s license, drove my grandfather’s 1980-something F-150 with two gas tanks all over, had a great camping trip at Santa Cruz with my friends (somehow we got away with beach camping alone as 16 … Continue reading Dear Aunt Kiki: What Your Death Taught Me About Life