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Monitoring Builds Better

Posted by Faculty Contributor on September 30, 2015

By Richard Henderson, McCallie Strength Coach

The human body has a predictable response to specific amounts of training also known as the dose-response effect. This term often is used by medical scientists when discussing the amount of medicine needed to achieve a specific physiological response. For example, generally speaking two Tylenol will relieve the symptoms of headache. This is the specific dose needed to relieve the pain.

There is similar cause-and-effect response in the training setting. The body’s response to planned quantified stress through a certain number of repetitions, load, speed, etc., is relatively predictable.

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Topics: Campus Life, conditioning, athlete, First Person, fitness, health, high school athletics, monitoring, process, Posts from the Ridge

Signing Day, Stars and the Super Bowl

Posted by Lee Burns on February 06, 2015

By Lee Burns '87, McCallie Headmaster

If you follow college football, you probably know that today is national signing day, when some senior high school football players sign their national letters-of-intent, committing themselves to play football at their selected colleges in exchange for athletic scholarships.

In recent years, a system has emerged to rate high school football players who are likely to be recruited by colleges. It’s a star system, from 1-5 stars, with five stars being reserved for the most talented, elite and sought-after players. From what I gather, the stars are largely based on talent (real or perceived) and related physical attributes such as size, strength, speed, vertical leap and so forth.

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Topics: details, Featured, First Person, good to great, process, recruiting, Posts from the Ridge, spotlight, success, talent

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