The Tennessee Vols are prepping for their 2015 Strength Clinic to be held on Feb 27th & 28th 2015. Coach Michael Szerszen and Head Strength Coach Dave Lawson are hosting this event and have planned a well rounded itinerary for strength coaches, physical therapists, athletic trainers, fitness professionals and personal trainers. Be sure to check out the brochure for all of the pertinent information. Then get ready to head to Knoxville! The weight training center there is something to see At ASAP, we have been singing the praises of what's going on down there in Knoxville for a few years...ever since Head Coach Butch Jones arrived on the scene. This football program is on a steady incline. Jones is putting the pieces in place and Head Strength Coach Dave Lawson takes the raw talent and trains them for the SEC brand of football that takes place on those Saturday afternoons at Neyland Stadium in front of over 103,000 fans. As a consequence to all of the exciting things taking place in Knoxville, Tennessee Vols Football is poised to become part of the national conversation of college football again! Good 'ol Rocky Top! So get registered for this clinic....even if it's just to feel the ambiance of one of the crown jewels of collegiate strength training. When they designed the Anderson Training Center, they did it right. Also, ASAP's Sports Science Director, Ted Lambrinides will be one of the many great speakers on hand.
ASAP witnessed him at Bowling Green, Toledo, Ohio State and then down in Starkville, Mississippi too. And now is your chance to meet and learn strength training from one of the top strength coaches in the business..... Rick Court. He's the fiery and enthusiastic strength coach at Mississippi State. He gets the Bulldawgs some bite and brings the JUICE! Rick Court is hosting the 2015 Mississippi State Strength Clinic held on February 28th, 2015. Assistants Brady Collins and Nick Savage will have their "A" game at the clinic, too. So this will be a great learning environment and chance to see their Leo Seal Football Complex.
Furthermore, a trip to Starkville brings a chance to swing over to The Little Dooey for some barbecue. It's ASAP approved, as well as meeting the approval of Kirk Herbstreit and Brady Collins.
Normally, I'm blogging about squat techniques, awesome collegiate or pro training facilities, sports nutrition or uploading some cool photos or podcasts from my travels. However, today I have to tell you about a guy I met last weekend at the Michigan State Strength Clinic. His name is Rob Stock....and what a story! Presently, Rob oversees his 5600 sq. foot training facility, known as: HPI Human Performance Initiative, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. If you are locates in that general area, it may be very worth checking out! They have a well equipped gym that includes the latest Power-Lift racks, along with plenty of motivated and skilled trainers who can help their clients meet specific goals...whether they be structured strength training programs,speed and agility enhancement, weight loss programs or even basic general fitness.
More importantly though, is to be in the midst of the driving force behind HPI...and that would be Rob Stock. You see, Rob Stock is far from the typical gym owner. And, it was as I sat in the auditorium of the Clara Bell Smith Center at MSU that I heard an incredible story of survival, determination and grit. During a military tour in Afghanistan in 2010, Stock,a U.S. Navy SEAL sniper, was inches from a detonating 40mm enemy grenade that basically split his arm open from his wrist to his armpit and riddled his face with fragmentation that crushed his orbital bone, leaving him with a mouthful of crushed teeth. Marvelously, he was able to be choppered out of the area where a team of surgeons were able to begin piecing the damage back together. Photographs of his battle damaged arm are so graphic that it was difficult to look. And then the comeback ensued.
The attendees at Ken Mannie and Mike Vorkapich's MSU Strength Clinic heard a motivating and compelling story about a real life hero and survivor. So much of what we here from these wars are a few blips on the screen accompanied by a few wounded in action and fatality stats. Rob Stock brings it to life. Amazing comeback!
The video is a brief intro by MSU Clinic emcee Ted Lambrinides and an outtake from Stock's presentation.
The Auburn University Tigers have recently upped their game!
It's no secret that nutrition continues to make advances in sport science as the relationship between peak athletic performance and the athlete's diet continues to surge to the forefront. Even the casual fans know of the post workout protein smoothies that many athletes use to enhance their training progress. However, that's only a small slice of how sports dietitians plan their recipes to success. For example, at Auburn University, the Sports Dietitian for the Auburn Tigers, Scott Sehnert is elated with the advancement that their athletics program has demonstrated. The university has recently completed their Auburn Wellness Kitchen, now functioning at full capacity, and the results will have the rest of college sports keeping a keen eye on this undertaking. Behind the scenes, Sehnert takes pride in implementing nutrition and molecular biology to maximize training and performance at Auburn. Meanwhile, those athletes have enjoyed a taste of success.
Check out what's been going on down in Atlanta at Georgia Tech. Head Strength Coach John Sisk is very pleased as they've completed a complete makeover of the strength training center that is within Bobby Dodd Stadium. Click on the photo to check out all the pics. It's an amazing transformation.
If the strength coaching profession has a John Wooden...he goes by the name: Ken Mannie, and he's in East Lansing, Michigan prepping one of college football's top programs,the Michigan State Spartans.He's a big deal up there.... big enough that the Head Football Coach, Mark Dantonio refers to Mannie as "the heart and soul of Spartan Football."
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