Programming in Strength and Conditioning terms has a lot more to do than just selecting what exercise and where it goes in the program. As a strength coach, you need  to be able to adapt anything that is thrown at you. Whether it is an athlete/ client having an injury or unable to complete the exercise.

For me, having a list of exercises stored in the back of your head so that you can quickly change the program is key.

It is important that in every session I program has at least one of the following.

  • Squat
  • Hip Hinge
  • Push
  • Lunge
  • Pull
  • Carry

Anti-rotation and anti-extension core exercises are also vitally important.

After all of these are exercises are programmed in, I will look for gaps or areas where I feel the athlete is weak and add in exercises to improve this area.


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