Mark Uptegraff: CSCCa Profiles With The Masters

As the 2022 winner of the Gatorade Young Achievement Award from the CSCCa, Wittenberg’s head strength coach Mark Uptegraff, SCCC, describes the role that mentors have played in both his life and career, shares practical ideas for aspiring strength coaches to progress in the profession, and explains what winning the Gatorade Young Achievement Award means to him.

Plyometrics

Plyometrics And Lower-Body Power Development

Plyometric training was originally developed to achieve more efficient and powerful movement patterns over and off the ground. Athletes were looking to run faster, jump higher and farther, and change direction more effectively, or in other words, negotiate the ground better. Jumps, bounds, hops, and their subvariations (skips, leaps, and ricochets) are all ways to maximize the ability to negotiate the ground and transfer forces effectively in athletic applications.

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Recovery

Nutrition, Data Drive Advance Of Recovery Modalities

If you unpack the word recovery, it takes on so many different meanings for so many different coaches and athletes. But what it boils down to is the human body’s ability to repair the damage done to it during strength training, conditioning exercises, endurance exercises, in-game play, and the mental expenditure that goes along with all of it. Advances in nutrition and technology continue to drive recovery optimization in elite athletes.