The Importance of Strength & Conditioning for ALL Sports…and, the Importance of a “QUALIFIED” Strength & Conditioning Coach

The Importance of Strength & Conditioning for ALL Sports…and, the Importance of a “QUALIFIED” Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Now here’s a perfect example of “going backwards” instead of progressing forwards. The Minnesota Vikings (NFL Football, USA) has replaced a Strength & Conditioning (S&C) Coach, whose Free Weights program, supposedly injured 5 players in the gym. They replaced him with a Strength & Conditioning Coach, who replaces all Free Weight Based Training!!! (See URL below for details)… Note that last year, the Vikings had won their division while on the Free Weight program, in spite of their injuries, supposedly got from the weight room. Of course, the new coach has a degree in Exercise Physiology and also holds a CSCS Certification, (certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association). That’s all well and good, except that the Vikings now, have lost their starting QB (Quarter…
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We are a Black Iron Gym

We are a Black Iron Gym

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Ladies and Gentlemen, we have always been proud of the fact that we are a Black Iron Gym. Now then…what’s a Black Iron Gym? Let me put it this way… Your gym is NOT a Black Iron Gym, if… 1. Machines Exclusively…no Free Weights Well, if your gym contains exercise machines exclusively…with very little(or no) free weights,and perhaps, limited to a small corner area, which is hardly seen or used by anyone. 2. Mirrors all around There are Mirrors all around, with people constantly checking how they look in the mirror, particularly their arms (biceps and triceps). 3. Gloves – Everyone is Wearing Gloves Everyone (women and men) is wearing Gloves, as they don’t want to get their palms calloused or roughened. 4. Equipment, All Look NEW…ALL THE TIME Squeaky…
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