Author: Kelly Baggett

Are you having trouble putting poundage on your bench press? Let me assure you that you’re not alone. Besides people asking me how they can improve their vertical jump, or get big, or get lean, or get fast, the most common question I get is people asking me what to do about their bench press. Let me ask you this: How many consistent squatters do you hear complain about not being able to make gains on their squat? How many consistent deadlifter’s do you hear complain about not being able to make gains on their deadlift? If you hear the same things I...

Wanna jump higher? Well so does everyone! In fact the questions I'm asked more then any other are, "What are the best exercises to improve my vertical jump and help me jump higher?" Or, "What are the best exercises to improve my speed?" A lot of people think there's some secret exercise or movement that will turn them into explosive superstars overnight. In truth, there is and that exercise is called consistency and hard work! If you aren't willing to put forth consistent effort no single exercise will give you what you want. Having said that, there are many quality exercises that will...

As a strength coach I am frequently asked if I have any certain strategies for gaining strength for sport that I find superior. To simplify the entire approach let me state that improving strength is really a matter of increasing 3 basic things. These things are: 1. Increased movement efficiency 2. Increased motor unit recruitment 3. Increased muscle size Increased movement efficiency In strength training you do this by practicing the specific lifts. As you become more proficient at a lift your body learns how to accomplish the task easier. Simple enough. For an athlete, this part of improving strength is of little concern unless you...