Why you should train with Lift-X Strength Cords

We all agree that muscular strength and power are critical for athletic performance. And most strength and conditioning programs utilize...

Northwestern Leads Way in Innovative Sports Performance

The Innovators One of the objectives of the Northwestern Sports Performance program is to “strive to be leaders in the...

The 750 Club: Bench-Squat-Clean

Many high school and college strength and conditioning programs test the squat, bench press, and clean to evaluate muscular strength...

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: Variable Resistance Training improves Upper Body Strength & Power

The bench press is the cornerstone exercise for developing upper body strength and power, especially for sports that include contact...

Training Considerations for Improving Muscular Strength: Q&A with Dr. Tim Suchomel

Muscular strength and power are critical for athletic performance, and most, if not all, coaches recognize the importance of 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...

Strength integration for the beginner, advanced and rehab athlete

By Joe Eisenmann, PhD and Dan Hutchinson MS, ATC, CSCS Muscular strength is an important factor in athletic performance and...

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...