Retrofit your weight room to improve strength & power: a case study

In this blog, George Filipiak, better known as “Coach Flip”, from Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte, Michigan shares his experience...

An Innovative Approach to Cord-loaded Deadlifting

Besides traditional training methods using the barbell, many coaches and athletes are adding resistance with bands– known as variable resistance...

FOCUS ON RESEARCH: Q&A with Dr. Andy Galpin – Effects of Elastic Bands on the Deadlift

This is the first of several blogs that Focus on Research. Here, we will provide a summary for the time-crunched...

You can’t fire a cannon from a canoe: training the lower body

By Joe Eisenmann, PhD “You can’t fire a cannon from a canoe.” “Don't build on sand.” “Build the foundation of...

The Platform: Beyond Weightlifting – the Integration of Plyometrics and Variable Resistance Loading

The lifting platform, like the rack, is a staple in most weight rooms. The platform provides a dedicated space for...

Cord-Loaded Deadlifts using The Trak-X™ System

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS   The Deadlift  is one of the most implemented weight lifting movements for improving...