The Essential Ingredients of a Solid Strength Program

Shane Trotter
Strength and Conditioning, Kettlebells, Youth Development

Sports coaches are constantly exposed to new, exciting exercises via Facebook, Twitter, and every sport-specific strength forum under the sun. But without a proper foundation, it’s impossible to process all the information.


Simply throwing good exercises together is analogous to deciding to make Thanksgiving dinner, but only knowing the ingredients you need. Having the right ingredients is a good start, but you also need to know how to mix each dish, how long to cook each dish, and how to prepare it for serving. Without this understanding, the turkey will be undercooked, mashed potatoes will be dry and hard, pies will be burnt to a crisp with not nearly enough crust, and corn casseroles will be runny and bitter.


There are many elements to creating a sold program.


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