Jump Testing Using Force Plates: More Than Jump Height

In our previous blogs discussing athlete monitoring initiatives, most examples have revolved around the weekly jump testing we perform at HQ every Saturday on our dual force plates. Whilst not...

Sports Nutrition: The Unique Needs of Female Athletes

Introduction The introduction of Title IX had a considerably profound impact on women’s sports. This legislation, issued in 1972, ensured that female athletes would have the same opportunities as their...

Purposeful Fatigue: How Data Can Put The Coach and Athlete At Ease.

An adequate training plan in weightlifting commonly requires periods of training that will likely attenuate components of performance that are associated with sporting success. For instance, brief periods (~1-2 weeks)...

Team Update 🦁

Hey P&G Family! It’s been a fun Summer, and it’s been so fun to watch our team compete in all different levels of competition. From local meets, to USAW National...

Directing The Data: A Guide To Problem Solving In Sport Science

When a weightlifting coach begins building an athlete’s training plan, they typically have a direction that will hopefully lead to a desired conclusion (e.g., greater squatting focus in weeks 4-8...

Uncertainty is Certainly Important in Athlete Monitoring

In a previous blog where I spoke on the necessity of an SOP for any athlete testing initiative, I touched on how the SOP likely helps limit measurement error, or...

Controlling the Error

If you have been following Power & Grace’s Instagram or this blog, you will notice we have been starting to provide more information and content on how our coaches use...

Jump Around

“Pack it up, pack it in, let me begin…” On any given afternoon, our HQ athletes shuffle in, diligently write down their training plan for the day (invaluable mental preparation...

Weightlifting Is Harder Than You Think: Episode 1

The sport of weightlifting is an interesting double edged sword. On one edge, we experience these really great moments. Big triumphant moments. Moments that appear really awesome; lifting really big...

Barbell Basics

If I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you, I’d like to start by introducing myself. My name is Grace Jenkins, and I’m our Director of Operations here at Power...

Masters Pan Ams: A Recap

Masters Pan Ams was the first meet I’ve been able to coach full-time after 10 years of competing and working around training and competition schedules. Most of my time in...

Transaction vs Transformation

I’ve been coaching in some form or fashion since I was 18 years old. However, about a decade ago, I started coaching athletes at a more competitive level in places...