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, 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, or call/text me at 480-241-4112.
– Drew Henley

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