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.
- Hip Hinge
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.