Just down the road from The University of Cincinnati, in the subdivision known as Clifton, is where the retired strength coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, Kim Wood, resides. Kim was the first full-time strength coach in the National Football League. Hired by the great Paul Brown, Kim helped to introduce strength training to the world of football. In today's NFL, most teams have strength "staffs." The training of multi-million dollar athletes is a big business of itself. Coach Wood was at the forefront and worked with some of the finest players that the "league" has known. He was fortunate in that he was able to be involved in two Super Bowls... the second of which required a spectacular San Francisco 49ers comeback.... Joe Montana to Jerry Rice...and then to John Taylor with 34 seconds remaining for the go ahead touchdown. As you make your way through the beautiful home in this historic area of Cincinnati, you'll notice strength training apparatus in practically every room of the residence. And, a separate, attached home gym that takes on a character of its own with an almost museum type atmosphere. Kim is essentially a curator of the history of strength training of strongmen and football athletes.
Presently, he's studying, researching and compiling information about neck and head injuries in football. He's also concerned with the direction of strength training for athletics and he wants to help coaches gain focus on how this important job can be done to the fullest. In fact, coming up on June 17th & 18th, 2011, Coach Kim Wood will host and direct a training clinic and seminar to directly meet that objective.
Click on the photos or the bar below for Part One of this three part podcast.
The ASAP Summer Speed & Conditioning program has been a tradition for the last 20 years! Hundreds of athletes have prepped for their particular endeavor with our training program. All types of sports. Doug Monaghan, former Cincinnati Bearcat Defensive Back and presently the Program Director at The Workout at Covington, will be coaching these Saturday morning training sessions. 9:00 a.m. The first session will start on May 28th, 2011 and trainees will meet at the football stadium at Covington Catholic High School. Directions to CovCath Also, Doug (photo using The Burn Machine) was recently featured and qouted in a LiveStrong blog article
For further information, contact Doug at 859-261-4111
Anthony Glass, the Director of Strength and Conditioning/ Olympic Sports for Ohio State Athletics has announced his upcoming clinic to be held in May. It's an NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) event and will offer some CEUs for those in need!
Just click on the Buckeye logo on the right for the PDF file to get registered for this clinic.
Ken Leistner's "The Steel Tip Collection" can be attained through John Wood's Oldtime Strongman Strength Training website. Truly some great training information, edited and organized by John Wood and printed into a book format. I've added it to my collection. Yet, keep in mind, I also have the original subscription copies, too! Click on the Steel Tip photo to access the order information. This is a must possession for all interested in strength training and conditioning.
In this first of three segments that ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power has done with the Cincinnati Reds, starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo discusses One Source Optimal Nutrition and how it helps meet the needs of a professional athlete. One Source is the official post workout recovery drink of ASAP and The Workout at Covington. Purchase One Source products in the Greater Cincinnati area at Remke & Meijer grocery stores. Or, direct from One Source