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Why I Did It: Part I

By Showtime Strength Performance Coach John Holloway

I'm a life long athlete. I started playing football at age 7, started running track at age 8 and started playing basketball at age 11. I also tried, soccer, baseball, and tennis in between.

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Using the Box Squat for Athletes

The box squat has been made famous by Westside Barbell and Louie Simmons. There is still a fair amount of skepticism over the benefits of box squatting when compared to squatting without a box. At Showtime Strength & Performance, we will primarily use a box when squatting with our athletes. We have found this to be beneficial for both in-season and out-of-season athletes. It’s not a tool reserved only for competitive lifters and we actually think more people should primarily use the box. Lets take a further look at how to properly box squat, how not to box squat, the benefits and when to apply it to your setting.

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Benefits of Team Strength Training

Are you looking for a way for your team to get an edge on the competition? Has your team lost close games or lost momentum as the season goes on? The missing link could be a strength and conditioning plan. Strength has been proven to be the most beneficial asset to athletic performance. Strength can produce faster sprint times for athletes, running more will not make stronger athletes.

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Improving Sprint Times for Athletes

For many years, there has been a huge buzz over the terms “speed, agility, and quickness,” and athlete training was centered on this. Coaches embraced the idea that “more is better,” and athletes were prescribed high volume sprints and jumping drills. By 2018, we now know that running to the point of exhaustion doesn’t help develop true speed, but will also fatigue the central nervous system and can have a negative effect on your training for weeks at a time.

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4 Lessons From Team USA Softball Player Haylie McCleney

In any sport, if you look at successful people, you will often find similarities among them in that sport. Softball is no exception. Haylie McCleney is one of the most successful softball players, currently boasting 3-time All-American honors while playing at the University of Alabama, and she has also had great success as a professional player and as a member of Team USA. What I found most interesting about her was her passion for strength and conditioning.

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10 Ways To Communicate With Athletes

For anyone who works in the private sector, despite how great you believe your training methods are or how great your sales pitch is, your clients don’t speak strength and conditioning. This is a good thing, because if they did then you would be out of a job.

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Strength for Everyone!

Strength training can be one of the most amazing gifts you can give someone. While some might view strength as a negative thing, we view strength as an amazing thing that will always improve your life, whether physically or mentally.

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Strength Training for Softball

For anyone who has watched college softball recently, they’ve seen a sport progressing at a rapid pace. Oklahoma just won the national title with its pitcher consistently hitting 75 mph on her pitches. This speed is amazing compared to what used to be seen, even just a short time ago. We are getting smarter and realizing that softball is primarily a power sport. When we say that we mean short burst of energy, and as much power as quickly as possible.

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The Showtime Met-Con Bootcamp


The statement I get most from people is: "I need to lose weight and get in shape, but I have no idea where to start." My first question to that statement is: "What do you eat?" And my second question is, "Are you doing any type of exercise?"

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8 Lessons I've Learned from the Strongest Lifters at Westside Barbell

For the past year and a half, I’ve been fortunate enough to train at the strongest gym in the world, the famed Westside Barbell in Columbus, OH. 

To many, Westside might just seem like a gym where lifters who are already at the top go to train.

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LISTEN: The Showtime Podcast

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How to Use Fundamental Movements to Develop Youth Athletes 

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When In Doubt

Every year, there are more resources available to parents, coaches and athletes on what the most optimal style of training is for their athlete and their sport.

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Showman Year One

Revisiting young entrepreneur, Nick Showman, as he navigates his first year of owning and operating a gym, it’s clear to see that this young man is making a positive impact in the lives of his athletes while forming a coaching philosophy of his own. When elitefts™ first featured Showman’s gym, Showtime Strength and Performance, back in December, he’d only been open for business for three months.

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elitefts™ Sunday Edition

The elitefts.com™ V.I.P. Gym series will provide some valuable insight from owners of the top training facilities in the country.

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Personal Training 101

For many people, having the ability to train people for a living is a dream come true. Helping people achieve their goals is definitely a form of satisfaction. From the time I was first introduced to weight training, I knew I wanted to create a life within the fitness industry.

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All-Star Parenting

Working with youth athletes has been an experience that has taught me several lessons. It seems like every week I’m able to learn from our athletes at Total Athletic Development, most of whom aren’t even able to drive. Getting to work with them and seeing them progress and become so interested in strength and conditioning is a reward within itself. Some of these kids will continue to play their sport through high school and college while some will be done with their sport for good at the end of the season. 

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