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Strength Coaching 101: Summer School Edition

By: Schuyler Schmidt

This summer I had the privilege of interning with the strength coach of a local professional hockey team. Working alongside an already established strength coach was an incredible learning experience for a novice like me. Here are some of my thoughts and observations for other aspiring strength coaches.

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5 Exercises My Ego Prevented Me From Doing

By: Schuyler Schmidt

I have an ego. I’ll admit it. I’m not above taking a quick glance around the gym, making note of the exercises others are doing and mentally declaring myself better. In my mind, I’m the strongest, fastest, and best trained person in the gym. In reality, my stubbornness and pride have created more holes in my training than I care to admit. Check your ego at the door, like I did, and see if you can’t also benefit from some “too easy” exercises.

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The 3 Days of Working Out

By: Schuyler Schmidt

Summer break means more time to play around with my workouts. In April, I devised a new workout strategy that would allow me to stay in shape while also becoming more technically sound in my lifts, learn new stuff, and enjoy the wonderful heat and humidity of a Pennsylvania summer.

Listening to a podcast while driving to work recently, I discovered that Gray Cook already had this exact same idea, which he calls, “Practice Days, Training Days, and Fun Days.” Here is my take on this training routine… Continue reading

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8 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was A High School Athlete

By: Schuyler Schmidt

What a difference a few years of learning makes! My high school “glory days” as a varsity swimmer and runner would have been so much more “glorious” if I had known then what I know now about reaching peak performance.

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10 Thoughts for Aspiring Strength Coaches

By: Schuyler Schmidt

Not trying to brag, but my Christmas break was exceptionally awesome. While it was great to see my family and friends for the first time in 4 months, I also used the extended break to get some hands-on experience in the strength and conditioning/performance coaching world.

I was fortunate enough to job shadow with three different coaches whose clients range from professional and Division 1 athletes, to weekend warriors, to kids in training for various rec leagues. Now that I have had some time to digest everything I saw, heard, and learned, I want to share 10 of my thoughts with other aspiring strength coaches, athletes, and blog readers.

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