Strength Coaches

Discussion in 'Strength-Specific Training (SST)' started by thehamma, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. thehamma

    thehamma New Member

    Who is regarded as the "best" strength and conditioning coach in the U.S.A.? When I say the best I mean the person who has the reputation as the most knowledgable, and/or has produced olympic, or collegiate, or some kind of champions or results?

  2. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F New Member


    Probably a darn site more than one, seperating them into a single winner would be impossible.
  3. thehamma

    thehamma New Member

    Is there one that is regarded as the most well regarded? Or maybe a top 5 or 10 list?

  4. chiefhog

    chiefhog New Member

    Bill Star
    Just to name two.
  5. Joe G

    Joe G New Member

    Yea Ive heard of Bill Starr and Pendelay as well...are they still alive?

    Who are a few of the highly respected trainers today?

    Im sure no matter how numerous they are someone can post a few

    Joe G
  6. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F New Member

    Starr is still alive from memory, Pendlay is relatively young and still alive.

    Depends on what you are looking for. Pure strength from a powerlifting front (like louie simmons) or more of a sports specific strength coach (joe schoeder) or somebody in between.

    each does a differen thing and you cant say one is better than another per se,

    Theres a lot of whacky coaches :) like you could go Chucky P, and learn about fire water and sand or whatever he goes on about

    Then you can go with Chek and measure the length of your dumps
  7. chiefhog

    chiefhog New Member

    Chad Waterbery is well respected.
  8. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F New Member

    Except by the people who dont respect him [​IMG]
  9. chiefhog

    chiefhog New Member

    I get no respect!
  10. ubercoach

    ubercoach New Member

    Olympic Weightlifters are the most powerful athletes
    in sport. Olympic Weightliftings execute ballistic
    resistence movements with their feet on the ground and
    using the entire body. Although not the only way to
    train for power, Weightlifting has been around for so
    long, is so well studied and so effective that it has
    become the core training method of virtually every
    serious post prep school athletic training program in
    the US.
    Speed is an expression of power. You have 300 lb. plus
    football linesmen running sub 4.5 40's primarily due
    to the power developed executing Olympic lifts. It is
    not possible to do Weightlifting without full range of
    motion of the joints. Weightlifters develop tremendous
    strength and power through a full range of motion
    because their training forces them to. This is a
    reflection of the Specificity of Training Principle.
    So is the fast twitch muscle fibre training and
    nervous system adaptation inherent in lifting
    ballistically. Weightlifting's multi joint, standing
    erect movments, as a result of lifting dumbells or
    barbells from the floor ballistically to overhead,
    requires synchronous use of the entire body's
    musculature, improving coordination. All of which
    properly applied through a well designed program will,
    in fairly short order, profoundly improve the athletic
    performance of virtually any athlete.
    Karch Kiraly won the 1996 Olympic Beach Volleyball
    Championship at 37 yrs. old.
    In winter 1994 he put on 20 lbs of lean muscle mass in
    four months doing predominately muscle hypertrophy
    training initally and progressively moving to a
    combination of 20% strength, 20% plyometrics and 60%
    In 1996, prior to the Olympic tournament, Kiraly had
    won 13 tournaments and the King of the Beach round
    robin. In Atlanta he weighed in at 220 lbs, was 37
    yrs. old, had a well documented 40" vertical jump,
    could routinely power snatch 120 kilos three times in
    succession, and could traverse the 30x30 sand court in
    two strides. Kiraly was generally recognized by his
    competitors to be the best conditioned ahtlete in the
    AVP tour and the Olympic Tournament.
    The Gold medal confirmed it.

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