Segmented Training plans: Working with blocks

David Van Skike *This is an excerpt from our textbook.  We’ve attempted to simplify linear or block periodization into a format that is more easily understood and applicable to the average individual.   Many high level athletes have been successful reaching training goals without long term periodized planning and still others have adhered to plans…

Best Practices

Practical Strength for Trainers The Coaches here come from a diverse group: Self Coached Athletes, Olympic Lifting Coaches, Strongmen, Highland Game athletes, Powerlifters, Martial Artists etc. but we all have found common themes in our practice and what we see in other successful coaches. Can you answer these questions regarding your own training? Assessment:Good coaching…

An Interview with Arden Cogar, Jr.

Arden Cogar Jr. and Bob Wanamaker For those readers who don’t know much about Arden, you can read his official bio here (http://www.stihltimbersports.us/arden-cogar-jr.aspx) Your accomplishments in the timbersports world are many, and you’ve been active in the sport since you were 8 years old. Looking back over a successful career, what was your proudest moment?…