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Wrestling Begins – Stay Ready

Wrestling season begins tomorrow. Ideally you’ve spent several months preparing yourself through strength and metabolic training in addition to some quality mat time. Like every other sport out there… Just because you are now “in season wrestling” does not mean quality training is no longer necessary.  Practices will likely cover many important pieces of your…

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Transition Time

For the highschool athletes this week is the transition week between Fall sports and Winter sports.  Snohomish High takes it serious enough to shut down the after school weight room time and while many complain I have to tell you I’m happy they do. The majority of SHS athletes need more time in that room…

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Game Day

Coach Armstrong used to tell the Panthers “The Hay is in the Barn”.  Well, we’re at that point with all the off season work and the game day prep.  Time for the Panthers to meet up with the Grizzles again.

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Athletic Fit Testing

Monday the 18th, fit testing day. Calendars show it will begin at 2pm, but we will have a staggered start. Freshmen – 2:00pm Sophomores – 2:20pm Juniors – 2:40pm Seniors – 3:00pm I’d like you all warmed up and in the stadium stands at your start time. Shorts, T’s, Tennis Shoes, and Cleats, are all…

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Youth Exercise Protein Intake

So many questions circulate around protein and supplement intake from you guys in the high school gym.  The most simple to follow and the basic advice you normally hear from me is to eat often, make the plate colorful, and be sure you are ingesting a quality snack soon after your workout session.  Yup, much more can…

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Throwers and Their Shoulders

Being a stand-a-lone strength coach with a high school team can stretch a guy. Many factors increase the challenge including the part time hours and the multiple sport athletes to name a couple. A special category of athlete is the thrower (quarterback, javelin, or any baseball player especially the pitchers).  You also find many kids who…

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Pride Points

The Panther Pride Point program was created and initiated the first of this year.  Something new for all panther football players to compete with in the off season.  Today was the first of several rewards provided to those who have earned the most points to date. Front of line service for picking out gear today,…

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Commitment

Take a good look at your commitment level every now and then.  Family, responsibilities, and team all deserve your attention.  You can bet your family and teammates are giving you their’s.  Without it there is little trust built and often little desire to put forth effort to help each other grow and improve. Hold up…

Spring Break Week

SHS guys.  Schools down and therefore so is the weight room the week of April 7th…. I’ve got a plan. We’re coming off a three week series of very heavy lifting.  The week off is well placed and I hope you all take advantage of it to deload.  You’ll benefit for it, but like I…