Importance of General Strength

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After much reading and research one interview with Dan Pfaff really stuck with me. He discussed how he always remembered as a child the best athletes had superb general strength. Coach Pfaff mentioned these athletes had the ability to do push ups and pull ups for days. I believe all athletes should spend time training to improve general strength even if for a short time and/or a restoration phase. I have included an example of a general strength circuit routine we have done at different points in a season. http://youtu.be/bIER-Mk0TJQ

Ryan Banta

Ryan Banta

Ryan is a successful high school coach. His athletes have achieved 76 school records, 2 top four finishes at the state championships, 3 district championships, 107 state semi-finalist (sectionals), 63 state qualifiers, 2 state records (3200 and 4x800), 14 national ranked events, 34 all state performances, 8 state champions, 7 runner up performances, and 2 Gatorade athletes of the year. Ryan is a USATF level II coach in the sprints, hurdles, relays, and endurance and recently earned a USTFCCCA track and field technical coaching certification.
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