Stephen Thomas Reich

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Is the Copenhagen Adduction Exercise Smart for Groin Injuries?

While the backlash over the Nordic hamstring exercise is nearly over, we are now seeing a little disagreement in the coaching community over …

Biomechanics

How to Master Horizontal Pressing Exercises for Sport

Countless people have written about the bench press, largely as a function of the fact it is a contested lift in powerlifting. Powerlifting’s …

Biomechanics

The Reverse Lunge: Building a Foundation for Athletes

Virtually everyone knows the importance of leg strength in pitchers. Training the lower half of the body usually focuses on the big movements like …

Exercise

6 Factors to Look for in a Good Sports Nutritionist

Some of the most underrated and valuable professionals manage sports nutrition. They play a vital role in getting athletes better. The greatest ones …

Nutrition

Rotational Dunking and Performance Training - Just Fly Sports Performance

If you’ve read my rotational power articles previously featured on Just Fly Sports, you know that I see the rotational movements of the body, …

Boston University

5 Ways to Project Confidence in Front of an Audience

Employees, investors, and partners don’t just follow anyone — they follow leaders who have command of the business and command of the stage. Whether you’re presenting on an analyst call or speaking to your entire organization in a town hall meeting, you’re being judged on your confidence and …

Public Speaking

So You Want to Be A Collegiate Strength Coach: Steps to Earning Your First Coaching Job

To some, the job of collegiate strength and conditioning coach sounds awesome. “Man, I get to live in a weight room, make athletes bigger and …

Exercise

6 Traits to Look for in a Sports Nutritionist

Sports nutrition is an art and a science. Investing in a high-quality nutritionist gets you more individualization, which accomplishes more for an …

The Coach's Guide to Programming and Periodization: Variable Manipulation, Training Units, and Building Your Annual Plan

<b>Disclaimer</b><i>: This series is written for those that are new to the field. It is not an end all, be all on programming and periodization. It is meant to</i> …

Top 20 Hacks for Strength Coaches in 2018

Here are the top 20 hacks that have helped me do a better job and can be used at any level of competition and training. Most of the tips are for …

Warm-Up: Comprehensive Preparation for High Performance

While the term “warm-up” may suggest activity that is one-dimensional in nature and singular in purpose, this could not be further from the truth. In …

The Case for Coaches to Be on Social Media

When I was coming up I always wanted to see more live action of teams IN the training process. Those experiences were hard to come by before social …

Interview Questions from the Employer

Dream It<p>Try It<p>Become It<p><i>Additional Resources</i><p>Career Services - Students<p>Strength and Conditioning Coach Interview Sample Questions<p><b>Sample Interview</b> …

Go Fast and Break Things: The Difference Between Reversible and Irreversible Decisions

Reversible vs. irreversible decisions. We often think that collecting as much information as possible will help us make the best decisions. Sometimes …

Management

Is It Time to Dump the Catch with the Power Clean?

To Catch or not to Catch, that is the question!<p>Let’s get to it—I prefer the Clean High Pull to the Power Clean in the competitive, athletic …

Is Grip Strength as Important as We Think It Is?

Grip strength is a huge topic. It is often associated with performance enhancement and not just with those sports that common sense would lead you to …

The Power of Leaders Who Focus on Solving Problems

In front of a packed room of MIT students and alumni, Vivienne Ming is holding forth in a style all her own. “Embrace cyborgs,” she calls out, as she clicks to a slide that raises eyebrows even in this tech-smitten crowd. “<i>Really</i>. Fifteen to 25 years from now, cognitive neuroprosthetics will …

Uncommon Advice for Young Coaches

There have been a lot of pieces written with advice for young coaches. The only downside is that a lot of times these are written by older coaches …

Training Based On Muscle Fiber Type

What you’re getting yourself into:<p><i>2500 words; 8-16 minute read time</i><p>Key Points:<p><i>Most muscles in your body have a fairly even split of fast-twitch and</i> …

Is the Polish Bleacher Bound the “Dream Drill” for Sprinters?

At clinics, I often ask coaches to tell me their all-time favorite drill, the “dream drill” they find most beneficial in helping their athletes run …

24 Cognitive Biases You Need To Stop Making [Infographic]

Cognitive bias occurs when we make subjective assumptions about people or situations based on our own perception of reality. This can lead to …

Why the secret to nailing an interview is the exact opposite of what everybody thinks

Congratulations, you’ve made the short list of candidates for your dream job. Now all you have to do is pass the final test: <i>How do I walk into the</i> …

Employment

How Strength Training Makes You Faster

In the wake of Mo Farah’s stunning double gold-medal performance at the 2012 London Olympics, running fans were eager to learn the secret. How had he gone from also-ran to champion after joining Alberto Salazar’s Nike training group in Oregon? One answer that soon gained currency: He hit the weight …

Exercise

Using Volunteers and Interns: Is It Legal?

A shaky economy and poor job market can tempt employers to use “free labor” — volunteers and interns who are willing (at least initially) to forego remuneration to obtain on-the-job experience or to help a favorite social cause or a struggling company. While this practice may seem like a “win-win,” …

The Beginner's Guide to Intermittent Fasting

I have been intermittent fasting for over one year.<p>I skip breakfast each day and eat two meals, the first around 1pm and the second around 8pm. Then, …

Agility Training with Clemson Basketball

Many sports require athletes to quickly transition from one movement to another, often in response to a stimulus, such as a ball and/or opponent. …

Biomechanics

Men Are Getting Weaker — because We’re Not Raising Men

Young American males are losing touch with a critical element of true masculinity.<p>If you’re the average Millennial male, your dad is stronger than …

The Best Leaders Are Great Teachers

Cristina Daura<p>Kundapur Vaman Kamath was a teacher. But he didn’t work at a school or stand in front of a class. Instead, he delivered his lessons at the office—to the employees who served under him during his four decades as a senior executive at, and then CEO of, India’s ICICI Bank. Whether he was …

When Empowering Employees Works, and When It Doesn’t

Research has regularly demonstrated that when employees feel empowered at work, it is associated with stronger job performance, job satisfaction, and commitment to the organization.<p>Many leaders today often try to empower their employees by delegating authority and decision-making, sharing …

Employee Engagement

5 enemies of good players, great coaches and elite programs

Take a look at some of the best players around the country year in and year out, across all levels, and the top coaches and programs and/or …

Biomechanics