The Essential Ingredients of a Solid Strength Program

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.

Shane Trotter is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at Mansfield High School. He holds the CSCS, USAW-1, and CFT certifications. He is a fitness enthusiast who has always found passion in working out, training athletes, and programming for different goals and priorities. Through training, Shane Trotter has found an amazing vehicle to impact students. He believes strongly in living an active, healthy lifestyle and helping others take control of their lives with positive habits and goals...Read more