How To Turn a Gym Wall into a Training Space

Many high schools across America are tight on gym space, and even tighter on space in the weight room.  And...

A Checklist for Designing Strength and Conditioning Programs

By Joe Eisenmann, PhD In my role here at Perform-X, I get a chance to 'coach the coaches' and also...

5 things to remember for summer workouts

By Joe Eisenmann, PhD   This blog serves as a follow-up to a recent tweet, and allows for the opportunity...

3 things every high school coach should know about training the female athlete

The National Federation of State High School Associations estimates that there are approximately 3.4 million females who participated in high...

Developing an Integrated Sports Performance Program = Philosophy, Facility, & Flow

By Joe Eisenmann, PhD The days of showing up at the start of the season and “getting into shape” are...

Using a Circuit Training Approach for Improving Strength, Speed, and Agility at the Middle School Level

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS The middle school offers a unique environment where adolescents, specifically early adolescents (i.e., ages...

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...