Strength & Conditioning

Michigan Conditioning with Kim Barnes Arico

Kim Barnes Arico, head women's basketball coach at the University of Michigan, describes one of her conditioning drills at the 2014 Basketball Coaches... watch »

Getting your team playoff ready

In gyms across the country, teams are making one final push to reach their state or national tournaments. As conference play comes to an end and the p... more »

Rest and recovery

Those in sports often must consider the time they spend practicing while balancing all the other aspects of their lives. Oftentimes, sleep goes by the... more »

Physically preparing athletes for the season ahead

Most people want to be given a plan, but I think it would help more in the long run to give coaches the principles to build their own performance prog... more »

Culture is king when building a successful program

I've had some amazing opportunities over the last 10 years, working with some of the best people players and organizations in the world. And as I writ... more »

Recovering from high ankle sprains

Ankle ligament sprains are the most common cause of sports-related disability. The majority of these injuries are associated with an “inversion” m... more »

Staying in postseason shape

As we head toward the postseason, the stakes grow higher and higher. With March Madness looming just around the corner, coaches and players alike are ... more »

Winning starts off the court

Although winning is the world's ultimate quantifiable standard for the word winner, there is more to the story. This is one of my favorite topics to w... more »

Refueling your athletes

What athletes do nutrition-wise following hard workouts is just as important as the physical efforts they undertake. It can, in fact, determine the qu... more »

Maximizing your conditioning sessions

School has started, which means its time to organize your preseason workouts. In addition to maximizing strength and explosiveness training, your prim... more »


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