Resistance Cords vs. Weight Machine Resistance: Middle School Athlete Development

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS The middle school fitness/weight training space, as mentioned in previous blog posts, is either...

3 Essential Movements for Young Athlete Development

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS Human movement patterns are established the minute we begin to ambulate.  Crawling, sitting, standing,...

Changing the Traditional Landscape of Middle School Fitness and Physical Education Spaces

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS With the recent emphasis on youth fitness and youth sports performance, middle schools have...

The Importance of Sprint Mechanics for Reducing Injury

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS   Establishing proper technique with all human movement allows us the freedom to perform...

Using Variable Resistance for the Bench Press

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS In relation to the previous performance blog post on variable resistance and the squat,...

Using Variable Resistance for the Squat

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS The squat exercise is probably the most popular exercise in the strength and conditioning...