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.
The Big Ten Conference "LEADERS DIVISION" title was claimed by the Ohio State Buckeyes. Discover how Mick Marotti and his strength staff get the Buckeyes strong....and keep them that way! Also, find out the details of their conditioning program at this staff's first Ohio State Football Strength Clinic.
It's time to register for the upcoming Michigan State Strength Clinic which will take place on February 8th and 9th, 2013 at the Strength Training and MSU Football facilities in East Lansing, Michigan. This is the 6th Annual clinic that they have held. There's a reason that Coaches Ken Mannie and Mike Vorkapich keep having this clinic: It's popular and a SUCCESS. The Michigan State Strength program is well known from coast to coast and Mannie, Vorkapich, Tommy Hoke and the rest of the staff perpare the Spartans for championships. Players develop rapidly there. In fact, almost too fast as quite a few Michigan State players have opted out of their collegiate eligibility as Spartans to pursue professional careers.... physically and skillwise...ready to make the transition.
Now's your chance to check out the program from the front row seats! Soak in one of the truly top training centers in all of college football and basketball. Take note of the specialized equipment that they use, learn strength training from many of the master coaches and lecturers in the business, and, of course, catch Coach Mannie in action.
Just click here, or on SPARTY for the brochure, which offers a discount for early registration.
Here's one of the ASAP~MSU Videos that we have done... Spartan Strength videos by ASAP have garnered over 155,000 viewings on the ASAP YouTube Video Channel, including this video with over 100,000 viewings.
As a physical education instructor, strength training teacher, strength coach and personal trainer for nearly thirty years I have had the opportunity to use and review a multitude of books on strength training & conditioning. Only now and then does a book come across my desk that I can truly give two thumbs up! "A Practical Approach to Strength Training," the Fourth Edition is actually the 25th Anniversary of author Matt Brzycki's book writing career. This one is a Five Star Rating. It's a comprehensive addition to anyone's strength training library....and once you add this one, you can probably toss out a few of the ones on some of your shelves. This book would be my main textbook if I were to be a college instructor of strength training. At the same time, it would not be considered too stringent for the high school student. The text covers all the bases and and does a superb job of explaining anatomy and exercise physiology, intermediate and advanced training programs, and nutrition, too. The book is also packed with plenty of photos that serve an explanatory function... not the hyped-up, drug induced, photo shopped pics one might see in those body building magazines. The information is not opinionated.... it's evidence-based, peer reviewed information, techniques and advice for a sound, prudent training program.
Think you've seen and know a little bit about baseball? Imagine being involved with nearly 5,000 games! That's how much involvement in the game of baseball that today's ASAP Podcast guest Dusty Baker has had. Baker knows the history of the game from his days as a kid...with his own heroes. History of the game as a star player. History of the game with today's brand of game and players, too. And he has the stories to go with the experience. For example, in this podcast, Dusty talks about some of the "strength training" that the great Hank Aaron did. He also tells about the evolution of strength training in baseball and how different it was.
Presently, Dusty Baker's Cincinnati Reds ball club is in second place... a nice, developing young team that will certainly make a serious run at the National League crown. He also is a big fan of One Source Optimal Nutrition..... STRAWBERRY.
So check out this ASAP Podcast. Click on the photo of Dusty Baker or the gray media bar.
ASAP Podcast by Ed Cicale www.athleticstrengthandpower.com
Time is running out! There's only a few more days now until the Michigan State Strength Clinic. I have been attending clinics like this since 1982 and I have to proclaim these MSU strength seminars as the best as far as accommodations, learning environment, networking with fellow colleagues, and also the practical coaching ideas that can be taken back to our individual situations...wherever that might be. Most coaches aspire to greatness.... and touring the facilities and observing professionals at work is always a great motivator. You're not going to find a more knowledgeable staff who are willing to share their ideas and collaborate on this type of level. Truly one of the elite programs in all of collegiate sports! It doesn't happen by chance.... it's the people and the character that is there in East Lansing. Hope to see you there.... Coach "C"
I have been to the first four MSU Spartan Strength & Conditioning Clinics and somehow they make it better and even more informative every year. This year's line up promises to be another special event for strength training professionals, students, trainers, physical therapists and personal trainers. Clinic Director Mike Vorkapich does an exceptional job organizing and getting the clinic off the ground. The speaking line-up is always top notch...this year will be no different with the likes of Head MSU Strength Coach Ken Mannie, Dan Riley, Ken Leistner, Jason Arapoff, Mike Joseph, Paul Harker, Gabe Harrington and Scott Hayes.
Additionally, just being inside the Spartan Strength Training Complex is enough to motivate. It's tied for first on my list of top college weight rooms that I have seen...coast to coast!
For all of the details and to access the REGISTRATION FORM just click on the Spartan Photo above. The clinic takes place at the Clara Bell Smith Academic Center right across from Spartan Stadium. It's a comfortable, climate controlled auditorium style learning environment with desk format to place electronic learning devices and laptops and notebooks. The practical "lab work" takes place in the Spartan Weight Room within Duffy Daugherty Building.
This just in..... Mississippi State University will conduct its 3rd Annual Strength Clinic on February 17th and 18th 2012. Join Director of Strength Training Matt Balis, and a clinic staff that includes University of Kentucky Strength Coach Ted Lambrinides, for what promises to be an excellent learning experience and opportunity to network with many colleagues and top strength coaches in the profession. Just click here or on the MSU Logos for a clinic brochure! Download Final 2012 Brochure
In the past twenty-eight years, I've attended countless strength and conditioning clinics. Each one always has some sort of sports nutritionist or registered dietitian on hand to speak to the importance of getting the correct balance of nutrients into the athlete's body. It's science... and art too. Invariably, it's suggested for athletes to consume peanut butter. The protein benefits to cost ratio is also a huge plus. It's a very affordable and quality food that's satiable, too!
Okay, it's crunch time: Not all peanut butters are created equal. Sure, there's the old standbys at the local grocery.... you know the brands. But, most of those have additives and sugar content that just make them not all that appetizing nor appealing. That being said, let me introduce The Southern Spreads Gourmet Peanut Butter. I have just finished several days of sampling of the six varieties of Southern Spreads, all of which are quite interesting. For now, I'll have to favorite the Carolina Crunch.... just for the excitement factor. The reality is that these are some products that have great taste, very good protein values and well worth an order! So check out their stuff (it's made way down in Alvaton, Kentucky) by clicking on the links. Blogpost by Ed Cicale All Rights Reserved 2011 Athletic Strength And Power