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How Important is Safety?

"You can observe a lot by watching." -Yogi Berra Is Safety The Number One Priority In Your Training Program? We have visited with many coaches that provide various types of strength programs for their athletes. Many coaches take the issue of safety in the weight room very seriously while some coaches will put safety, “certainly in their top 8 priorities”. The latter attitude is a big problem. With some sports being so demanding to our athletes bodies, more attention needs to be directed toward safety in training for those sports. We still find that many coaches have their athletes perform a 1RM on the Olympic lifts as well as the power lifts. This is not necessary nor is it safe for the athletes. Roger Schwab in his article, “Personal Reflections on Weight Training and Spinal Injuries,” reflects on his own experience in lifting. He performed heavy bench presses, squat snatch, and below parallel squats with a pause at the bottom with significant weight. Schwab explains th

Top 10 Mark Asanovich Quotes

"Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved." -Albert Einstein Although we have never had the opportunity to meet or visit with Coach Mark Asanovich we really like the things he has to say about strength training and the use of supplements. What you find below is his bio taken from the Official web site of the Jacksonville Jaguars, http://www.jaguars.com/ and our list of the Top 10 Mark Asanovich Quotes. Enjoy. "Mark Asanovich is in his first season as the strength and conditioning coach for the Jaguars and his ninth season as an NFL coach. In 2002, Asanovich was the assistant strength and conditioning coach of the Baltimore Ravens. He was the head strength and conditioning coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 through 2001 working under former coach Tony Dungy. Asanovich brought to the Jaguars a new strength and conditioning regime that emphasizes individual supervision of player workouts. The cornerstone of his program is to ⌠coach reps rather th