June 15, 2018

Bodybuilding Or “Just Building Muscle”, Part Two

By Dr. Ken Leistner If there is one question that becomes obvious after reading Bodybuilding Or “Just Building Muscle”, Part One, it could be “Are there exercises that are not ‘football exercises’ that should be avoided in the weight room?” To those of us who have been around for a very long period of time…

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May 15, 2018

Bodybuilding Or “Just Building Muscle”, Part One

By Dr. Ken Leistner Any reader of the Legend Fitness site is obviously interested in strength training. The opportunity to gather useful and applicable training information or perusal of the great equipment offerings give more than enough reasons to “tune in” when e mail notifications are sent. Thus almost by definition, any of our readers…

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April 13, 2018

Is Strength Training Speed Training?

By Dr. Ken Leistner Through many decades of involvement with strength training and plain “just lifting weights” I have maintained an outlook that can be described as basic, uncluttered, and direct. In part, this reflects my personality, both positive and negative. I am very much the same fourteen year old that my football and track…

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February 15, 2018

Best Training Methods for New Athletic Programs

Starting a new athletic program from the ground up is definitely a challenging process. Knowing how to effectively and efficiently train your players is a key step in rebuilding your program into a powerhouse team. Lyle Henley, the Director of Sports Performance at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, is someone who has not only…

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December 15, 2017

The Rebirth of a Program: UAB Football with Lyle Henley

The University of Alabama at Birmingham football is back! The Blazers rose from the dead like a phoenix from the ashes with an impressive on-field record, high game attendance, and giving the town of Birmingham a football program to believe in again. This rebirth process certainly wasn’t easy though. Lyle Henley, The Director of Sports…

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August 9, 2017

6 Best Exercises for High School Football Players

Summer is winding down, which means one thing: football season is almost here. In just a few weeks, high school teams will be battling it out on the gridiron. Until then, training camps and conditioning regimens are in full swing to get teams prepped for championship seasons. For individual players, maintaining preseason conditioning throughout the…

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April 4, 2017

The Benefits of New Equipment for High School Gyms

The benefits of new gym equipment extend far beyond specific sports training. A strong physical fitness program that utilizes strength training equipment helps students develop healthy habits that will accompany them through life. For years, physical education classes have often focused more on general activities—think dodge ball and annual fitness tests—and less on strength training…

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March 29, 2017

The 7 Best Proteins for Athletes in Training

Protein is essential for any athlete, particularly those actively training. It builds and repairs muscles, aids in recovery and helps your muscles adapt fully in response to your training. Unlike glucose, which your body can synthesize even if you do not eat carbohydrates, your body cannot manufacture protein from other sources. Without enough protein, your…

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March 8, 2017

5 Tips for Maintaining Athlete Endurance During the Off Season

For athletes and coaches, the off season is the time to refresh, recharge, and work hard to make the next season even better than the previous one. A big component of that is weight training and fitness. The stamina and strength that was used on the field in the fall needs to be nurtured right…

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