Who do you guys think is the best strength and conditioning coach right now? I personally got Joe DeFranco.
01-03-2014, 05:27 AM #1
01-03-2014, 06:59 AM #2
I've heard nothing but good about Defranco. I just finished reading this article on vertical jump training
and I usually stick with his WSFSB program.
Allen Stein is good for basketball performance training.
01-03-2014, 02:25 PM #3
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I don't know why it matters. There are different horses for different courses. Want to get in shape for Rugby? Ashley Jones is likely to be the guy. Fight sports? Martin Rooney, Joel Jamieson or Ross Enamait come to mind. Football? DeFranco, or any of a bunch of others - including Endline Training on this forum.
Another point is that it's highly probable that the best strength coach is some guy you've never heard of - working at a college somewhere - who doesn't have the marketing skills these other guys have, but is converting poor athlete stock into great players.
So, I guess it really doesn't matter. What matters is the athlete's application.
01-03-2014, 05:45 PM #4
01-03-2014, 05:51 PM #5
For the extreme obese? The best trainer for mega weight loss is Chris PowellContrary to popular belief, I dont actually bench 900lbs, as stated in my username.
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01-07-2014, 06:23 AM #8
Martin Rooney, I love his stuff, and his work at Parisi is pretty impressive. If I could spend a week with any of the above mentioned guys,it would be Rooney. And you ever watch him workout in his videos?Impressive as ****.
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01-10-2014, 10:49 PM #11
Best strength&conditioning coach is completely biased. I think I am the best, because that's the mentality you have to have in order to get anywhere in the fitness industry. It really depends on the sport, Chad Smith is excellent when it comes to throws/strongman but if you want people with lots of letters behind their name you might like Eric Cressey, or even Todd Durkin since he works with top NFL athletes. Maybe it's Jackson since he has coached some of the best MMA fighters out there, gotta be specificInternational Sports and Science Association, Certified Fitness Trainer, Specialist in Strength and Conditioning
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01-12-2014, 11:30 AM #14
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Other coaches that have been listed so far are here largely because of their marketing skills, not their knowledge or their ability to convey that to their athletes. Not to say they are not great coaches, but if they were working at a D2 program somewhere in Kansas you would never know about them.
Cal has created a training system that I believe will completely change how we train our athletes 5-10 years from now. It's not sexy like kettlebells, TRX bands and Prowlers. There is no exciting exercises or rep schemes. It's simple and it works - learn how to absorb large amounts of force, then learn how to convert that force into stored energy for explosive movement.www.dreesperformance.com
01-12-2014, 04:15 PM #15