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  • First it was D3, now it's NAIA? First you had to...

    First it was D3, now it's NAIA? First you had to pay, now you don't?

    I've been on both side of this situation, as a collegiate player and coach, and if you have any question whether a school is...
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    They assist in shoulder flexion, which is...

    They assist in shoulder flexion, which is important for running and jumping.
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    Generally, people that speak the loudest and most...

    Generally, people that speak the loudest and most often have the least to say....

    Going back to point one. Let's say I have a couple that comes to me asking to train at 6:00am, but I currently...
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    Lengthy contracts can be mutually beneficial. ...

    Lengthy contracts can be mutually beneficial.

    Example 1: Early mornings are my busiest time of the day to train clients and at this time I cannot take anymore clients. By signing a contract a...
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    In a crunch, you can see some benefits if you...

    In a crunch, you can see some benefits if you really emphasize the eccentric and/or isometric portion of a movement, or by doing single leg variations. Bodyweight exercises are definitely not ideal...
  • Somewhere between today and the day you develop a...

    Somewhere between today and the day you develop a stress fracture (give or take a couple of days).
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    Just to stir the pot with Ramsden and Ronin :) ...

    Just to stir the pot with Ramsden and Ronin :)

    http://www.ericcressey.com/how-much-protein-do-you-really-need
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    I know it's hard work, but try reading the thread...

    I know it's hard work, but try reading the thread from the start.

    It's a romantic idea to think someone is going to be extremely successful without any help. It might happen from time to time, but...
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    If they sign a contract for 3 months they are...

    If they sign a contract for 3 months they are expected to train for 3 months (most end up paying for all 3 months upfront). I have never had a client not complete their 3 month commitment, but to...
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    Again, you're wrong. You don't get an interview...

    Again, you're wrong. You don't get an interview because you graduated with a B.S. and a 3.5 GPA. You get an interview because your freshman roommate's uncle is a VP at Fortune 500 company and is...
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    Exactly what Kyle said. When I first started I...

    Exactly what Kyle said.

    When I first started I offered prepaid packages that clients could use at their leisure. No contract, no commitment. Some people got good results, but many were very...
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    Only a small amount of the value of higher...

    Only a small amount of the value of higher education comes from what you learn in the classroom - most of the value comes from building your social network and learning time management/critical...
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    I would stick with the accounting degree and get...

    I would stick with the accounting degree and get a part time job as a trainer during school. If you like it enough, you can become a full time trainer after school. An exercise science/kinesiology...
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    Shoulders are tricky as there is a lot going on....

    Shoulders are tricky as there is a lot going on. Your symptoms do align with some sort of anterior capsule issue - could be a SLAP tear or it could just be some irradiation from poor shoulder...
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    Truthfully, at your age you probably don't need...

    Truthfully, at your age you probably don't need to be doing any flexibility work. Take Krakkerz's advice and keep it simple. The worst thing you could do is start doing cable chops on BOSU balls and...
  • Those are impressive numbers for his age. I would...

    Those are impressive numbers for his age. I would continue doing what you are doing until progress starts to slow. Even though he is strong enough to mix in some more advance training techniques, his...
  • Basically, what others have said - they can...

    Basically, what others have said - they can affect an athlete's technique, especially if they are beginners.

    I like the idea of contrast training, but I would prefer to use a movement that...
  • Are you referring to exercises or pieces of...

    Are you referring to exercises or pieces of equipment?

    I don't really use any equipment for speed development. I use partner resistance band sprints from time to time. I like these because you can...
  • I understand they do it for potentiation, but I...

    I understand they do it for potentiation, but I feel there are better ways to do it than using an exercise that could negatively affect sprint mechanics.
  • I really dislike sled drags. I'm not a fan of...

    I really dislike sled drags. I'm not a fan of sled pushes either, but I think they might have a place for teaching athletes to driving through contact. Neither should be used for speed development.
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