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RPE and RIR vs. 1RM

Blog is written by current Coach with TCU Sports Performance, Andrew Behnam. It is not uncommon to see or hear about a team designating a training session for maxing out. This is the day where players and coaches alike might do things out of their normal routine in an attempt to lift the heaviest weight possible and set new working …

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Tracking Tonnage: Waste of My Time

Something I went back and forth with over the early years in my career was the concept of tracking how much in the weight room. As a younger strength coach with more time I use to create multi-week cycles for compound lifts that tracked everything from average intensity to tonnage and every other useless metric in between. Each week would …

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The Need For An Analysis

Blog contribution is written by current Coach with TCU Sports Performance, Andrew Behnam. There are many factors that make up the intricacies of a strength and speed program for a specific sport. What you see on paper is a neatly designed regimen with strategically placed exercises ready for a team of athletes to attack it with relentless intent. What you …

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Top 10 Takeaways From my Internship Experience at TCU

By Tommy Hansen Navigating the internship process can be a difficult task for any young coach. The idea of moving halfway across the country to volunteer your time with the hope that it leads to your dream job can be a little stressful to say the least. This is why it‚Äôs extremely important to do your research on what internship …

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2 Mile Runs!? ūü§Į

After hearing the story of yet another insane, sad but true training nightmare, I had to tweet it out (see above)‚Ķ I‚Äôve coined the growing collection of these stories as my “I‚Äôm Still Shocked This Happens Files”. There are so many things wrong with this‚Ķ This is so far removed from the actual demands of the sport. Baseball is alactic. …

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Front Squat Warmup Series

We front squat a lot at TCU.¬† This is a quick 6 min specific warm up that we utilize for the front squat.¬†¬†We don’t always have the time to do¬†this in its entirety but will do at least one from this series¬†prior to any¬†squat loaded days. We start with the barbell ankle smash side to side for 1 minute each.¬† …

TCU Physcial Performance Center

We recently opened a new facility for our training needs at TCU.  The new facility houses 32 rack / platform combinations in an 18,000+ square foot facility.  One of the best features is having our facility connected to our indoor.  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTIo7Q2YmD8]

Good Rant from a Reader – The Biggest Loser Cont.

It’s been a busy couple of days.¬† I’m finishing a couple different blogs on the continuation of the shoulder series asa well as one on why everybody thinks they’re a¬†better strength coach than you.¬† In the meantime¬†here is a great repsonse I got from a reader on the post last week about the Biggest Loser.¬† New Old¬†Posts The Biggest¬†Loser!!! It’s …

TGIF!

With it being Friday I thought we might have some fun before a big weekend.¬† The Frogs play rival SMU tonite across town in Dallas.¬† In other news I just got back from watching my first Tommy John surgery.¬† Pretty impressive stuff if you’ve never seen it.¬† Everything went real smooth.¬† I was impressed at how quick the surgery is.¬† …

Bear of a Weekend

Well college football season is finally here.¬† We have a big game coming up this Saturday against the 22nd ranked Oregon State Beavers.¬† It’ll be at the house that Jerry Jones built.¬† I’m excited for the game not only because it’s gonna be a big one but that’ll mean I won’t have to spend all day on¬†Friday’s at the Cowboys …