There's a right way to train...so, we went to one of the premier training centers in the world and of course, all of college football. That would be the Ohio State University football strength training complex at The Woody Hayes Athletic Center. When Head Football Coach Urban Meyer got to town, he immediately summoned his long time colleague, Strength & Conditioning Coach Mickey Marotti to take on the task of training the Buckeyes to make competitive runs at national championships. Marotti had done it at Florida twice with Coach Meyer.... so they set out to accomplish championships at Ohio State University. Their first season garnered a perfect 12-0 season. Not a bad start!
Marotti assembled a strength training staff with a wide array of talents, expertise and motivational techniques. Jeff Uhlenhake is a a former Buckeye All-American and 10 year NFL star. Kenny Parker has Florida Gator roots and knows how to extract the right intensity from the players during workouts. Rick Court is non-stop energy from 5am till 5pm.
And, in this video another former OSU star, Anthony Schlegel talks Front Squat technique. Schlegel was a 3rd rounder himself in the NFL 2006 Draft (NY Jets) and had stint with the Cincinnati Bengals, too. Anthony was a popular player at Ohio State where he was a 2005 All Big Ten selection. Interestingly, he also owns a few powerlifting world records!
We had the opportunity to work, speak and get some video at the Rocky Boiman Football Camp last week in Cincinnati, Ohio. ASAP's Ted Lambrinides and Cincinnati Moeller Head Football Coach John Rodenberg were guest speakers.
Coach Rodenberg has had an exciting coaching career that includes a Division 1 (big schools) 2012 State Football Championship [Ohio] at Cincinnati Moeller High School. Here's a video of Coach Rodenberg's talk to the youth campers as he delivered a great message for all young athletes!
Summer is just about here, so mark your calendars for June 28th & 29th 2013. That's when Kim Wood, retired Cincinnati Bengals Strength Coach, will conduct his annual Football Strength Clinic at the Cincinnati Cutural Arts Center....just about a mile from the University of Cincinnati.
Coach Wood has assembled an impressive speaker list for this clinic and we recorded this podcast to inform all of our followers and subscribers about this years' line-up.
A few weeks ago, I sat down with Wisconsin Football's new Strength & Conditioning Coach, Evan Simon. Basically, at the time, he had just arrived in Madison, surveyed the strength training complex, rolled up his sleeves, and then kicked off the winter conditioning program. Just click on the ASAP PODCAST LOGO to listen in on what we discussed!
There's a high school in Noblesville, Indiana where they have taken strength training and fitness to a whole new level. I had an opportunity to check out the new facility a few weeks ago while I was at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. I attended the Hammer Strength strength and conditioning clinic in Noblesville several weeks ago. Located about 12 miles north of Indiana's capital city, lies the city of Noblesville and that's the home of the Noblesville Millers. The high school layout, grounds and architectural plan are remarkable. However, if you're any type of coach, whether that would be high school, collegiate or professional level, you would most likely be astounded if you were to tour the strength training facility there.
The facility is supervised by Brian Clarke, the school's Wellness Department Chairperson and Strength & Conditioning Coordinator. And it's within that impressive training center where he teaches strength training and general fitness courses.
The video takes an in-depth look at the training center and you'll hear from Coach Clarke, an articulate professional who takes training seriously. The students at Noblesville are fortunate to have him at the helm! And, as you'll see in the video, they even have their own app to help organize and motivate the students and athletes there. Very cool.
Cincinnati Reds Strength & Conditioning Coach Matt Krause and star pitcher Bronson Arroyo explained this shoulder strengthening routine to me. It's a great way to get your shoulders, especially the rotator cuff region, prepared for some serious strength training....... or some throwing! Krause, who isn't a native of Cincinnati, has certainly developed an affinity for one of the Queen City's favorite recipes. And that is Skyline Chili. That's where the locals get their chili in the form of a "3-way," "4-way" and the ultimate "5-way." So, Matt aptly named this regular shoulder strengthening routine used in the workouts by the Cincinnati Reds players the:
"5-Way Shoulder Routine"
Copyright 2013 Athletic Strength And Power blogpost by Ed Cicale
Today's post features an absolutely great abdominal / core training workout for you to get a start on that 8 pack that you've been wanting. This workout comes in pdf form and is just a download away. Sarah Ensminger, a former North Carolina State University volleyball player used her graphic design degree to get "Crunch Time" for ASAP Athletic Strength And Power. She picked up part of this routine as a member of the Wolfpack Volleyball squad...then added her own twist, graphically designed the stick people, and sent it on to www.athleticstrengthandpower.comASAP.So here's the download and believe me, that's the easy part! .... Coach C
Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) 3711 Clifton, Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
The event, which draws from a national base, will take place on June 28th and 29th. The Friday evening session, 7:00pm--9:00pm, will include social networking opportunities with top colleagues and professionals in the strength and conditioning field. Adult beverages and snacks provided. The Saturday slate will commence at 9:00am (registration from 7am-9am).
Cost: $25 which also includes lunch provided on Saturday
Kim Wood was Cincinnati Bengal Head Coach Paul Brown's first and only strength coach. He served in that capacity for thirty years. Now retired, he's sharing his knowledge, that helped his squads appear in two Super Bowls, with the coaching community. His straight forward and extreme methodology to training is no easy path....yet, the results of strict adherence to his training program can bump an athlete to the next level!
This clinic is primarily for football coaches, though strength professionals who train and prepare athletes to participate in all sports will certainly gain by attending. Football Strong Click on the weight plate for more information on this clinic
They're the same iconic checkerboard endzones emblazoned upon the football fields in Knoxville, Tennessee...home of the University of Tennessee Vols. Yet, they're cast under a new light since Head Football Coach Butch Jones has come to town. The new staff has embraced the Tennessee Volunteer past by opening their arms and facilities to the former players and lettermen who paved the way for one of the top winningest programs in all of college football. There have been no games yet, but there's been plenty of winter strength training, high energy conditioning sessions and spring football. Spirits are high and for the new coaches, the whirlwind has yet to really slow down. But, that makes little difference to the Vols Football Director of Strength and Conditioning. Coach Dave Lawson knows all about the demands and high expectations of what Tennessee Football is all about. The mantra in Knoxville is basically... "we just wanna win." Lawson and his cohort, Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Mike Szerszen, rolled up their sleeves when they arrived at their new $50,000,000 Vols Football training complex.... and it's been go-go-go ever since! So take a look at the photos and video from the Hammer Strength Clinic 2013 from Knoxville, Tennessee. This is truly one of the most impressive training centers that you'll find anywhere.
Click on the Louisville Cardinals Logo for the ASAP Podcast ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power is thinking BIG this week.... as in National Championship.... so we're rolling out this podcast with Louisville Cardinal Strength Coach Ray Ganong. If you saw the Cardinals in their game against the Michigan Wolverines, you witnessed a superiorly conditioned basketball team. And, they do it all... run, jump, play extremely hard defense, and have the stamina for furious comebacks. Very impressive! Congratulations to Cards and their great win and to their coaching staff... Hall of Fame Coach Rick Pitino and their knowledgeable and cordial strength and conditioning coach Ray Ganong. In today's program, Coach Ganong talks about:
being a member of the Miami Hurricanes Football Team
becoming the strength coach for the University of Miami Hurricanes following a recommendation from Steve Bliss, who had been hired by Woody Hayes to become the strength coach at Ohio State.
coaching with Howard Schnellenberger and winning the 1983 National Championship
strength training philosophy that he's developed from over 30 years in the profession.
Photo courtesy of the Official Univ. of Louisville Athletics website
I just wanted to descramble the clutter on eggs. Are they good for you...yet, high in cholesterol? Well, there's a sunny side to all of this... just click on the ASAP Podcast Logo to listen in on this valuable information.