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Stop Gassing Out

March 31, 2017 — Leave a comment

It’s been a while.

Sorry about that. I’m back though and plan on releasing new content every Sunday and Thursday. I’ve gotten some cool emails from all of you and plan on getting back to you asap. We have some exciting things in the works, so stay tuned. In the meantime though, I want to write a super quick post on a question I’ve received a few times leading up to the State Series season…

How can I get my conditioning up as fast as possible?

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*This is part #1 in a 3 part series on how I see the current state of “performance” or “strength and conditioning facilities”. Check back for part 2.


A week ago, I received an email from a parent interested in bringing his son to train at my facility, OA Athletics. He had a lot of questions on the methods I used, and what I do for my athletes. After communicating over a couple of emails, I realized that sadly, he knew more than about 80% of the strength coaches out there and is my inspiration for writing this article.

Before we begin, let’s get a few things out of the way. First, what is the definition of performance?



a :  the execution of an action

b :  something accomplished :  deed, feat


a : the execution or accomplishment of work, acts, feats, etc.

Performance is execution or accomplishment. We know that. However, let’s dig deeper in that definition for a strength/conditioning/performance coach. What performance are we trying to increase? Continue Reading…

In-Season Wrestling Strength

January 28, 2013
Your opponent trains during the season. Why aren't you?

Your opponent trains during the season. Why aren’t you?

As we are hitting the tail end of the season, I’d like to share how I program our wrestlers’ training during the season. While it is very important to continue to train during the season, I’d like to preface this article by saying that the off-season is the most important part of a training program. Unfortunately, a phrase I often hear is “My son has wrestling season coming up next month and we need to get him stronger”. Let’s get this straight, once and for all:

THE OFF-SEASON IS THE TIME TO GET BETTER!! (Stronger/Faster/More Technical/Etc)

Can I get your son stronger in-season? Yes. Should that be the main focus? No, we should be maintaining and adding to the strength made in the off-season! When in-season, you should be immersed in your quest for a championship and sports practices take precedent over lifting. Not only that, but it is very easy to over-train during the season if you don’t know what you’re doing and/or continue with your off-season workouts due to the increased demands of sport practice. An in-season program should be simple, and easy to auto-regulate due to the ever changing landscape of in-season wrestling and student athletes. This would also apply to combat sports (MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, etc.) “competition prep” as well.

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