Ideas for Off Season Training – Ashley Jones

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Author Ashley Jones

After 15 off seasons in preparing players for the rigours of professional team sports competition, I would like to suggest a few ideas that may spark ideas for you to optimize the quality and quantity of your program for you and the players entrusted to you.

I think that you need to be specific in your creative programming, I would divide the players into three (3) groups, based on there major priority for the upcoming training period:

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It is all in the numbers – Ashley Jones

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Author Ashley Jones

Hey there guys would love your thoughts and ideas on the following, cheers, ash

Being a former mathematics teacher, numbers have been a part of my life for a number of years. I do love playing with number patterns, sets and reps, loading, calculations of intensities and volumes have been a constant for over 30 years of my working life. In high school I loved differential calculus. In fact, if I had my time over I would probably do a first degree with a double major in applied mathematics and physics, and then a Masters degree based in Biomechanics. I may yet just do a course or 2 part time at Canterbury University in mathematics just to satisfy my needs.

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The day in a life of a strength conditioning coach

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A Day in the Life of a Strength & Conditioning Coach – Off Season

Ashley Jones

For those of you that are contemplating a career in this line of work I though it may be an opportune time to outline a typical day so you can see what goes on. This will vary from week to week and from program to program and even from person to person but hopefully it will give you an insight into the life.

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The Pencil Files Complete (final)

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Well I have had quite a few evenings with nothing but Japanese TV for company so I have dug through some archives, re-read Leo Costs`s Big Beyond Belief book of the early 90`s which used the Bulgaian weightlifting training model applied to hypertrophy and strength training well worth a read, also looked at Charles Poliquin`s work on two a day training for the same body part, and this is what I have come up with as the final instalment in my Pencil to Crayon training programs, shall trial it and see if it is possible to do and then apply it to our young player, exercise selection is purely based on what I have available at this time feel free to use whatever you feel is worthwhile for you whilst maintaining the integrity of the sets and reps, cheers and enjoy your training, it is definitely one of the keys to success, ash

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