Stronger Athletes

Weights are a Vehicle

June 25 "Appreciation is a wonderful thing: it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." -Voltaire

When it comes to sport strength, it is best to consider weights a tool and not the end all be all. Every athlete needs strength to be sure, but they don't need to be power lifters or Olympic lifters or hold the phone, body builders for gawd sakes.

As a coach of a sport you need athletes with enough strength for the role they play on the team. You don't care if they squat double bodyweight or meet some other arbitrary bullshit metric. You care that they are strong enough for their role.

BTW, we wrote about strength coaches before, you may want to read that if you have not. It's not rocket science. A simple 1 or 2 set to failure program with the basic compound lifts either free weight or machine approximation is ALL YOU NEED.

You don't need periodization, plyometrics, or any of that crap. Get in the weight room, lift and get out. Your players have better things to do, such as actually practice the sport they are in.

***No Liability is assumed for any information written on the website. No medical advice is given on exercise. This advice should be obtained from a licensed health-care practitioner. Before anyone begins any exercise program, always consult your doctor. The articles are written by coaches that are giving advice on a safe, productive, and efficient method of strength training.***

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