David Abernethy – Philosophy of Speed, Force, Max – Episode 34

MSCC David Abernethy, former Director of Strength and Conditioning at Furman and the Director of Education and Sales at Total Strength and Speed, discusses his philosophy of training on this week’s episode. Abernethy has a wealth of knowledge and wisdom gained from over two decades of experience in athletics, and has a heart for serving others and making a difference …

Jeremy Weeks – S&C Research – What Questions Do You Want Answered? – Episode 33

Among athletic performance coaches, it’s common to hear the virtues of sports science shouted from the proverbial rooftops. But is there a lack of real science in the so-called sports science of our weight rooms? Dr. Jeremy Weeks, the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Pennsylvania, is a firm believer in applying the scientific method to …

Joe Kenn – New Perspective and “Learning How the Sausage Is Made” – Episode 32

Coach Joe Kenn has been a well-known and respected name in the field of strength and conditioning for decades. Now, with a new chapter in his career as part of a leading equipment supplier, he’s growing and adding to his skillset by learning about all the hard work that goes into manufacturing and delivering products and services in the athletic …

Frank Wintrich – The Pandemic and the Epidemic – Episode 31

The COVID-19 pandemic has flipped the world of strength and conditioning upside down this year. As that battle continues, there’s another adversary that faces athletes across the country – an epidemic of injuries brought on by unsafe approaches to training. Frank Wintrich, the football performance coordinator for the UCLA Bruins, became a strength and conditioning coach so he could help …

Jon-Michael Davis – Relationships Bridge the Gap Between Vision and Reality – Episode 30

With all that strength and conditioning coaches have to worry about, it’s imperative to remember the most fundamental building blocks for any good program – relationships. Jon-Michael Davis, Associate Athletics Director for Sports and Human Performance at Eastern Kentucky University, talks all about how relationships have been critical in navigating the pandemic, designing their weight room and getting the most …

Ethan Reeve And Stacey Torman – Listening And Leading – Episode 29

CSCCa President Ethan Reeve and Vice President Stacey Torman weigh in on a bevy of challenges facing strength and conditioning coaches today. As this challenging year draws to a close, they encourage coaches to lead by example and listen to their peers, sport coaches and athletes to secure a bright future for athletics and the profession. Three Cycle Strength Episode …

Leo Totten – Olympic Lifts: The Strength-Coach Multitool – Episode 28

It’s hard to argue any other group of exercises could provide more benefits to athletes than Olympic lifts. An efficient, versatile and proven cornerstone of strength and conditioning, today’s guest breaks down all of the reasons why he considers Olympic lifting a veritable multitool of the athletic performance coach. Three Cycle Strength Episode Rundown: Leo Totten In 8th Grade I …

David Neill – Rewards of a Unified Approach to Programming – Episode 27

Sometimes it can seem like an impossible task to untangle the programming mess caused by athletes playing multiple sports, at different stages of development, with overlapping seasons – especially at the high school level. That’s exactly why the 2020 NHSSCA Southwest Region Coach of the Year, David Neill, takes a unified approach to his strength and conditioning program at Liberty …

Micah Kurtz – Understand And Demonstrate Your Value – Episode 26

When it comes to making business decisions within the school sports space, if it doesn’t make dollars, it doesn’t make sense. Coaches have to keep this in mind as they try and elevate themselves and the profession as a whole. In this episode, Micah Kurtz, the director of sports performance at Windermere Preparatory School (Fla.), discusses the ways strength and …

Stephanie Mock – Covid Coaching Adjustments – Episode 25

With the pandemic impacting nearly every aspect of coaching, many have been left to figure out how to make effective coaching adjustments in previously uncharted territory. In this episode, Stephanie Mock, director of strength and conditioning for Olympic sports at Mississippi State University, gives her thoughts on how her staff has handled this unprecedented year. Three Cycle Strength Episode Rundown: …