Here are the Blogs in the Training
Sunday, 14 April 2013
There is a picture of me training from before my injury on my Facebook page that for some reason started to get some attention today and it made me stop and think about the importance of "looking the part" of a Strength and Power Development Coach. I've always believed that it helps me ...Read More...
Posted on 04/14/2013 5:16 PM by Ed Cosner
Sunday, 14 April 2013
Throughout my coaching career I've preached that nothing matters in in training if it doesn't show up on the sports field. That's why I believe the way I do about perfect technique in ALL aspects of the training. This weekend during the Hurricanes game against the Blues Ben Franks ...Read More...
Posted on 04/14/2013 3:21 PM by Ed Cosner
Thursday, 21 March 2013
Some time ago I posted a picture and a blog about our in-season strength training and while most of the responses I recieved were great I had a few of the normal BS comments like; just how strong do you have to be, I don't need to be that strong to be successful, he didn't squat deep enough ...Read More...
Posted on 03/21/2013 7:25 PM by Ed Cosner
Thursday, 21 March 2013
And some thoughts on Strength Training for Basketball. Today Sally and I went over to Memorial Park to do a little running!! That's right after all I've been though with my infections and surgeries the last year+, I've finally been cleared to do a little running to strengthen up my Achilles ...Read More...
Posted on 03/21/2013 5:06 PM by Ed Cosner
Thursday, 21 February 2013
Today started as most of my days...in the weightroom!! The players have seen me the past couple days and they've introduced themselves and talked to me, a couple of them were with the Crusaders and remember me from my visit for training camp in 2006. I was officially introduced and welcomed ...Read More...
Posted on 02/21/2013 1:10 AM by Ed Cosner
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Well I arrived safe and sound here in Wellington. Was the usual "fun times" traveling!! Got in after almost 30 hours of travel had a little clean up and was off to Hurricanes training. Watched the last 45 minutes of the session and met up with Strength and Conditioning Coach ...Read More...
Posted on 02/19/2013 10:39 PM by ed Cosner
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Well I always say if you want to learn something then learn it from the best and I am going to do just that!! A big THANKS to Ben Franks for setting it all up for me and to Genna for putting up with me for 2 weeks!!
On Sunday I am heading to Wellington, New Zealand to spend 10 days with ...Read More...
Posted on 02/13/2013 3:21 PM by Ed Cosner
Saturday, 9 February 2013
I look back on my life and I can't help but to think about this path I've choosen. I can't remember a time in my life that I did not want to be a strength coach even when I was told that it was a stupid "dream" (not a goal but a dream) and that I would probably amount to ...Read More...
Posted on 02/09/2013 11:13 PM by Ed Cosner
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
I've been thinking for a while now about the things I program into my athletes' training plans as well as my own that I just don't see in other programs. I"ve always preached that I'm "old school" in my approach to training. Trust me I don't use that description as ...Read More...
Posted on 02/06/2013 11:50 AM by Ed Cosner
Sunday, 3 February 2013
Headed out early in the morning to Deer Park to attend their Coaches' Clinic. Doug Bull puts on a GREAT clinic. Huge auditorium with comfortable seat and a great lunch wtih plenty of BBQ!! What a speakers list he had!!! Was sitting next to 2 coaches I really respect in Tim ...Read More...
Posted on 02/03/2013 10:26 AM by Ed Cosner
Tuesday, 25 December 2012
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from PowerSport!! Hope that your day is filled with family and friends. While you are enjoying your holiday feast and gifts PLEASE take a moment to remember those who cannot be with their families because they are keeping us safe!!
God Bless our first ...Read More...
Posted on 12/25/2012 2:48 PM by Ed Cosner
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
So we all know that I am All Blacks Ben Franks personal strength and conditioning coach. Well he just had a short 5 week break after 10 months and 30+ games before he and the All Blacks head to the UK for the final 5 matches of the season so we attacked the break and got stronger!! This ...Read More...
Posted on 10/30/2012 10:38 PM by Ed Cosner
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
This past Saturday we had the pleasure of having Team Texas Weightlifting and a few others come in for a training session. It was awesome to have several elite level weightlifters come in and hit some heavy training. From Team Texas we had Jason Starks, Erin "Apache" Garcia, David ...Read More...
Posted on 10/02/2012 11:38 PM by Ed Cosner
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Professional Strongman Travis Ortmayer came in and got some solid training in at the gym!!! Travis is one of the top strongman competitors in the world. You have seen him competing on TV in the World's Strongest Man competitons as well as Strongman Champions League and in IFSA World Championships. ...Read More...
Posted on 06/26/2012 11:52 PM by Ed Cosner
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Well folks after battling the infections in my repaired Achilles tendon and ankle for the last 6 months the gym is finally open!! It has been a long hard road but I have worked too hard to just quit...it's just not in my nature. One of my favorite quotes and one that is framed in my ...Read More...
Posted on 06/26/2012 11:23 PM by Ed Cosner
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Got a phone call the other day from my friend National and World Powerlifting Champion Rick Gaugler. This is the one person I can honestly say had a big influence on me as an athlete, as a strength coach and as a man!! We had a great conversation about strength and how it affects all aspects ...Read More...
Posted on 02/08/2012 3:03 PM by Ed Cosner
Sunday, 15 January 2012
Enjoyed a great day watching the Texas State Weigthlifting Championships at Alvin High School. Coach Garrett Taylor did a great job putting the meet on. I got to visit and catch up with some of my friends like Tim Swords of Team Houston who I consider the one of the best weightlifting coaches ...Read More...
Posted on 01/15/2012 7:50 PM by Ed Cosner
Saturday, 10 December 2011
It is time for coaches and trainers to be held accountable for programs and training that leads to injured athletes! PARENTS, would you not step in if the instruction of a teacher or private tudor was causing your kid to test poorly on their ACT or SAT? What about coaching that is causing your kid to ...Read More...
Posted on 12/10/2011 5:13 PM by Ed Cosner
Monday, 28 November 2011
I've been down under (New Zealand) for a couple of weeks. The people and the scenery have all been amazing.
Just when I thought things couldn't get better, I was blessed to be singled out for a short television piece during my stay down here.
The news station TVNZ learned about my training ...Read More...
Posted on 11/28/2011 8:21 AM by Ed Cosner
Sunday, 27 November 2011
.3 seconds...that's all the time you have in sports
Got your attention? Doesn't sound like much time does it? You're asking yourself what the hell is Ed talking about has he lost his mind...what about .3 seconds. Well, if you want to be an elite athlete that had better be your reaction time!! ...Read More...
Posted on 11/27/2011 5:48 PM by Ed Cosner