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For Young Athletes, Getting Stronger Is Almost Always a Good Idea

"How do your athletes get such great results?" It's a question I hear often. We had 12 All-County athletes, seven All-State athletes, two New Yo...

How Dangerous Is Lifting Weights, Really?

For as long as I can remember, weight training has been largely viewed as a dangerous activity. The first bite of this reality was served to me as ...

Why Not Wanting to 'Get Bulky' Is a Dumb Reason to Avoid Weight Training

The fear of "getting bulky" is used by many athletes, male and female, as an excuse to avoid the weight room. If you have trained like an animal no...

Why Distance Runners Should Lift Heavy

Traditionally, weight lifting is not a high priority for long-distance runners. If they even step foot in the weight room, those workouts typically...

It's Not 'Training Like a Man.' It's Training Like an Athlete

"Coach, I don't want to look like a man." I can't tell you how many times I've heard that phrase. It's one of the biggest misconceptions regarding ...