Month: September 2011

Important Resources

Here we go, time for the useful information to start. As I said in the last post, this blog will be composed of my own training thoughts and ideas, as well as pulling from a number of outside resources to provide a much more well-rounded experience.
As such, I’d like to provide you the following list of the sites/people I try to keep up with as they continually produce excellent work:
Alan Stein – blog.strongerteam.com
Eric Cressey – http://ericcressey.com/blog
Mike Robertson – http://robertsontrainingsystems.com/blog
T-Nation – http://www.t-nation.com/
Mike Boyle – http://strengthcoachblog.com
Drew Henley – http://henleysportsperformance.blogspot.com/
(shameless plug)
Now, I’m not saying I agree with everything all these guys write, or that this is anywhere close to a complete list of where to go for information, but these are who I check on daily because they put out excellent work. This isn’t including the countless books, journal articles, and twitter links I go through any given day, but if you’re lounging around and have your computer handy, these guys are definitely worth a look, I’m sure you’ll find something to incorporate into your training or practice time.
As I am sure I missed several great resources, PLEASE let me know who else out there I should all be checking regularly. None of us are ever too good/smart we can’t get better or learn more.
“There is no knowledge that is not power.” – unknown
Drew Henley
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http://henleysportsperformance.blogspot.com/
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Starting Off

Alright, so I’ve finally given in and created this blog to hopefully help fellow strength and conditioning coaches find useful resources that are scattered all over the place, as well as provide my own insight towards any topic that may come up.
A little about me (for those of you who don’t know), I’m a strength & conditioning coach based in Phoenix, AZ and have had the fortune of learning from some great mentors including Alan Stein of StrongerTeam.com, Brett Fischer of Fischer Sports, Frank Renner – Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator for the Houston Astros, and Dr. Gene Coleman, the father of baseball strength & conditioning. This is an incomplete list obviously, as I try to learn something from everyone I meet, whether they’re fellow S&C coaches, physical therapists, ATCs, or the athletes themselves, and read everything I can get my hands on (more on that in my next post).
Anyways, the purpose of this blog isn’t to say I am the foremost authority on…well, anything really. My goal is to provide fellow coaches and their athlete’s with as much knowledge as I can, express my stance and point of view on training ideas, and attempt to gather and provide as many outside voices and resources as possible. I will NEVER say “Do this…no matter what…because I said so.” That’s an important point for me so let me reiterate, I will NEVER say “Do this…no matter what…because I said so.” I am merely offering ideas, tools for your toolbox if you will. What you choose to do with them is up to you, and as we all know, not everything works for everybody. As for the last part, if you can’t explain your reasoning for doing a specific lift/drill/exercise/etc., then you probably shouldn’t be doing that exercise. Everything I do with my athletes has a purpose, and I explain it to them so they know this is why we do what we do.
Thanks for taking the time to read this introduction, I promise more useful information in the posts to come. I will be following up with another post including a few of my training principles, as well as a few of the sites and places I find useful information.
Any questions, feel free to email me at DrewBHenley @gmail.com, or call/text me at 480-241-4112.
– Drew Henley
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