ABSTRACT: ONE OF THE PRIMARY PRINCIPLES USED IN STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING IS THE CONCEPT OF OVERLOAD. THERE HAS TO BE AN INCREASE IN VOLUME, LOAD, OR INTENSITY (OR SOME COMBINATION OF EACH) OVER TIME FOR PHYSIOLOGICAL ADAPTATIONS TO CONTINUE TO OCCUR AS A RESULT OF TRAINING. AS A RESULT, THERE HAS TO BE SOME SORT OF RECORD KEEPING PROCESS IN PLACE SO THAT THE ATHLETE OR COACH CAN TRACK TRAINING RESULTS AS THE ATHLETE PROGRESSES THROUGH EACH TRAINING CYCLE ON A DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY, AND YEARLY BASIS. WE ASKED OUR PANEL OF COLLEGIATE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHES WHAT PROCESSES THEY HAVE IN PLACE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS REQUIREMENT.
1University of Wyoming, Athletic Department, Laramie, Wyoming;
2Humboldt State University, Athletic Department, Arcata, California; and
3United States Air Force Academy, Athletic Department, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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COLUMN EDITOR: Allen R. Hedrick, MA, CSCS*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA
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Trent Greener is the head coach of strength and conditioning at the University of Wyoming.
Andrew Peterson is the head coach of strength and conditioning at Humboldt State University.
Kim Pinske is the assistant coach of strength and conditioning at the United States Air Force Academy.