Category: Sports

Developing Speed

/ Posted 03.25.2014

In 1996 Jon-Jon Park, the son of the great bodybuilding champion Reg Park, and I set off on a trip … continue reading

Q: What exercises will improve my ability to accelerate in football?

/ Posted 08.06.2013

Q: During the summer my son, a junior in high school, can train with me at my gym for about … continue reading

Improving Sports Performance with Kettlebells

/ Posted 06.13.2012

Q: What’s your opinion about kettlebell swings and throws for improving sports performance and preventing back pain? A: The basic … continue reading

Maintenance Programs for High School Footballers

/ Posted 12.29.2011

Q: What do you think about using maintenance programs for high school football players during the season? A: Not much. … continue reading


Kettlebells for Workouts

/ Posted 12.17.2011

Q: Why don’t you use kettlebells in your workouts? A: Most exercises that are used for kettlebells can also be … continue reading


Ask Coach Poliquin

This huge compilation is billed as The Best Q&A Columns From Over Two Decades, and it’s an incredible collection of … continue reading

Endurance Test for Basketball

/ Posted 09.25.2011

Q: To test for aerobic endurance, my son’s high school basketball coach has his players timed on a half-mile run … continue reading


Items To Consider When You Choose A Weightlifting Coach

/ Posted 03.01.2011

I frequently get inquiries from enthusiastic neophytes who are anxious to find a great coach to take them to weightlifting greatness.

Building Endurance in the Weight Room, Part 1

/ Posted 10.21.2010

People usually fail when they are on the verge of success. So give as much care to the end as … continue reading

Sports: Is It All B.S.?

/ Posted 07.06.2010

He covers 15 such myths, then goes into sport-specific B.S. There are chapters on baseball, football, basketball, running and golf. If you participate in any of them or you’re a coach at any level, you’ll love the eye-opening, often controversial information Yessis presents.

Exercise and Sports Nutrition

/ Posted 09.10.2009

I’m frequently asked to recommend an authoritative source of scientific information about sports nutrition. While there are many such sources, … continue reading



/ Posted 06.11.2009

While just about every strength athlete understands the value of keeping his or her lower back strong, few realize the role the traps play in building and maintaining total upper-body strength.


Enhancing Endurance Part 1

/ Posted 02.02.2009

Nearly every coach and athlete knows the value of strength in sports that involve a great deal of contact: football, … continue reading

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