This past fall turned out to be another successful season for many of our high school trainees. In fact, many of them became standouts in their particular athletic endeavors. Travis Elliot RB Ryle High School
ASAP not only stands for Athletic Strength And Power, it also is stands for the intense training of athletes using many modalities. Free Weights, Hammer~Strength, Manual Resistance. Whatever it Takes! Acceleration training, speed training, endurance training, agility and quickness training, explosive training..... interval training and functional training... it's all done at the ASAP sports performance centers. And of course, few facilities can match ASAP in the strength training and conditioning of athletes. Furthermore, functional biomechanics is employed to provide the athletes with increased balance and kinesthetic awareness. Bands and tubing, plyometrics, balance and stabilization training, medicine ball training. It's all part of The WORKOUT.
That's why athletes from many different sports can fit right in at
We've been getting a lot of requests for information on the Ram Sleds. ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power endorses all of their products! We use them at our sports performance training centers to help increase speed, leg drive and flexibility of all of our athletes. Their popularity is ever-increasing at many big-time programs. They also contribute to cardiovascular and metabolic conditioning. Furthermore, Ram Sled now has their new product line of Indoor Push-Boards. These are great for use on hardwood gym floors, gymnasium flooring and wrestling mats.
It was hot. It was humid. A typical mid summer afternoon in Lexington, Kentucky. Steamy. (ASAP's #1 Canon High Def video camera shut down after being in air conditioning all morning) The Wildcat football squad had just finished up a weight training session. Then, in comes the youthful basketball team. Don't forget, the Kentucky Wildcats just sent an unprecedented five first round picks to the National Basketball Association's (NBA) First Round. So, this is a young team that Coach Calipari will send out to the hardwood this year. But these young guys work hard! No question. And, they have skills! This workout may have sent the average guy to the UK Med Center. Yet, Head Trainer Chris Simmons never waivered. He knew this bunch of guys could handle the adverse conditions, while at the same time, the players would acclimate to the training. There was plenty of ice cold Gatorade on hand and the strength staff monitored the players' heart rates with the Polar heart rate monitors.... exercise physiology at its finest here in Lexington. Meanwhile, strength coach Mike Malone took the helm...literally, as he rode the Ram Sled that the players were driving from one end of the football field to the other. Isn't the Ram Sled a football thing? Not at Kentucky! As you'll see in this exclusive ASAP Video..... our 75th video.
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Before long, the bowl games will be over and the off-season will commence. So, now's the time to start the serious planning stages of how you'll build a championship program....like for example, the Michigan State Spartans! Ken Mannie and Mike Vorkapich have designed a clinic that will serve to motivate and educate all sports coaches and personal trainers and anyone else who trains and conditions athletes. I always look forward to learning from master strength and conditioning coaches. In fact, twenty three years ago, while I was training championship high school athletes in Cincinnati, Ohio, I sought to bring in the best coaches around to help me ignite my program. Coaches like Kim Wood, Ted Lambrinides, Rock Oliver, Chip Morton, Mark Asanovich, Shaun Brown, Ken Mannie, Mickey Marotti, and Brad Bates...to name a few... all left a great influence on my program. Years later, these guys are still at it... and sharing their knowledge with those willing to learn! Ed Cicale~ASAP Athletic Strength And Power
Anyway, you can catch a lot of those aforementioned influences... plus a few more... in East Lansing, Michigan in February:Click on the ASAP Stadium Logo for the Clinic Brochure
Ken Mannie: Head Strength & Conditioning Coach: Michigan State University... longtime coach and strength professional. Sixteen years at Michigan State University. Intense. Vocal. No Nonsense. Further, he is a well known speaker, motivator and he is also a writer for Scholastic Coach Magazine
Kim Wood...long time: (30 years), now retired, strength coach Cincinnati Bengals. Two Super Bowl appearances! Created the world famous "Hammer Strength" strength training machines. Doesn't mince his words. Old school, tough-minded coach. Posesses one of the finest home training gyms known to mankind
Ken Leistner... Powerlifting USA, Steel-Tip, Hard Training writer. Long time strength professional and chiropractor. Created the famed "Iron Island Gym". Knowlegable and entertaining.
Ted Lambrinides... a professor of strength training....has basically visited all of the top strength complexes in the world.... including the former Soviet Union. Okay, maybe not all...but most! Presently, a strength coach at the University of Kentucky. Founder of the internationally recognized ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power training program. Well known NFL Combine prep coach. Was on the Ohio State Buckeye Strength Staff * Speed & Exercise Physiology consultant for many NFL and NCAA programs * NCAA Speaker Bureau.
Mike Gittleson... trained all of the top University of Michigan players in Ann Arbor for 30 years! Heisman winners... All-Americans...National Championships! Hired by the legendary Michigan Football Coach Glenn "Bo" Schembechler. Gittleson is now working for a strength training manufacturing company and is a sought out speaker! Truly a coach to learn from. Polished speaker.
Ray "Rock" Oliver... collegiate football player and coach. Strength coach who motivates with a unique style that has led teams to National Championships! Now back at the University of Kentucky as the Head Strength Coach.
Bob Rogucki... longtime strength coach in the National Football League. Once directed the strength program for the Arizona Cardinals and is presently the Head Strength Coach with the Baltimore Ravens NFL. Always helpful and informative. Has the coaching background to advise any coach on how to establish a program.
Rick Court... up and coming strength coach who is presently at the University of Toledo Rockets. Former Michigan State Spartan. Also seved as an assistant coach at Bowling Green State Univ. with Coach Aaron Hillmann
Christine Bradd... M.S. and Registered Dietician...directs the Spartan Nutrition and Performance Program.
And, don't be surprised when you see the Head Football Coach of the MSU Spartans, Mark Dantonio. Coach "D" will be on hand to help kick-off the seminar.
The clinic is conducted at the home of the MSU Spartans, known as the Skandalaris Center at the Duffy Daugherty Building. It'll be conducted in a comfortable, auditorium style team meeting room and also, right down the hall in the sprawling Spartan Strength Training Complex. That's where several of the coaches will conduct the practicum segment.
1994. There wasn't much action at the corner of Warner and Hardy on the outskirts of Tempe, Arizona. Today, it's a whole lot different. Not as much mesquite...nor sagebrush rolling around. Not as many saguaros, either. And, Bob Rogucki is not wearing those cardinal red shorts anymore...he's the Head Strength Coach of the Baltimore Ravens, today. But that was 1994. ASAP's Ed Cicale finished a 5 mile hike through the Sabino Canyon's "telephone line trail", sidestepping rattlesnakes and surviving the searing sonoran desert sun, then headed up I-10 out of Tucson on up to Tempe. That's where Coach Rogucki was working out Ernest Dye, who was coming back from knee and shoulder surgery. You'll see him in the video. You'll also see Chuck Cecil on the Woodway Treadmill. Also, briefly walkng through, is then-assistant coach Rex Ryan.
This video's music is courtesy of Light Years .... a hard drivin' rock band from Kent, Ohio.
Long before Head Football Coach Al Golden was drawing the X's and O's of a football coach, he was in training for the Penn State Nittany Lions.... a notable and talented Tight End for Coach Joe Paterno In this video, catch assistant strength coach Chip Morton busting Golden through an intense training session. The video has been edited down...but note that Morton gave Al Golden little, if any, time between exercises. A brutal, and difficult way to train. Those types of workouts require the athletes to have extreme mental and physical toughness. And these were the norm. These training characteristics of hard work, perserverance, and determination had tremendous carryover for Golden's career. He's placed the same demands on his Temple Owls Football squad..... as the Head Football coach.(Recently named Head Coach at Miami Hurricanes) As for the assistant strength coach in the video.... Chip Morton is presently the Head Strength Coach of the Cincinnati Bengals.