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.Read More
The following is a slightly-abridged version of a speech given by math teacher and Senate advisor Jim Carlone '88 to the Upper School student body on August 26, 2015. The Senate is the student body charged with upholding McCallie's Honor Code, adjudicating guilt and recommending punishment.
Good morning. Today, I am going to talk to you for a few minutes about the Honor Code and the Senate. When McCallie alumni are asked what they remember most about their time here, they inevitably choose one of three things: their relationships with their teachers, the bonds they form with their fellow students, and the Honor Code.Read More
Good morning, and welcome to the 111th opening of a McCallie school year. I especially want to extend a warm welcome to the many of you who are new to McCallie this year.
As a student body of 935 boys, you have joined McCallie from 24 states and 8 countries. Among the 6th grade alone, you represent 28 different elementary schools. There is something special about McCallie that has drawn you to this place. There is something special about you that has caused the school to select you from the many, many other people who wish they were here.Read More
The McCallie School Class of 2015 — like most graduating classes in the past 110 years — was made up of an impressive group of young men ready to depart for college and adult life. But for Director of College Guidance Jeff Kurtzman, this group of seniors made a special mark.Read More
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