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Build Lower-Body Strength with the Box Squat
Coach Scarpulla explaining Standing Barbell Side Bends
Coach Scarpulla Explaining how to do RS Press Correctly
Kettlebell pre -hab exercises for shoulders
Seated Deadlift


The Art of Strength and Conditioning Coaching
Monday, February 09, 2015


What makes a good strength and conditioning coach? How can you tell a good coach from a bad one? Can anyone become a good coach? Should good coaches, or coaches in general, be judged purely on wins and losses? What is the most important attribute of a coach?

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31 Fitness Experts You Should Follow in 2015
Monday, January 05, 2015


Many of the best strength coaches regularly share their techniques and offer tips via social media. Although you may not work directly with these coaches, you can get a glimpse of what they are doing to help their athletes get better. So whether youre an athlete, team coach or strength coach, it would be wise to follow these experts in 2015.

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Monday, September 15, 2014
Reinforce Your Passion
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rick Scarpulla - Building the Ultimate Athlete
Rick talks about the accident that changed his life for the better, and about looking towards the future with his family and fellow athletes.

Make Your Strength Work for You With Footwork Drills
Sunday, May 25, 2014

When we train our athletes at Ultimate Advantage Training, we prioritize strength and power. Our athletes crush it in the weight room, but that doesn't matter if they cannot transfer their strength to the field.

To transfer their weight room gains to the field or court, our athletes perform footwork drills that reinforce proper biomechanics and movement patterns, so they can put their new horsepower to use when sprinting, decelerating and changing directions. 

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Get Strong and Thick With Strongman Exercises
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Anyone familiar with me knows I like big, compound exercises and heavy weight. Athletes benefit from doing big lifts far more than from toe-touching bodyweight moves. At Ultimate Advantage, we incorporate Strongman exercises into our training to make our athletes strong and thick.

Strongman exercises include anything you may see in a Strongman competition, like Yoke Walks, Farmer's Walks, Tire Flips, Drags and Atlas Stones. They're not traditional movements, so they add variety to a program.

And, it's fun to lift heavy stuff. My high school athletes really enjoy these exercises, and they've had great results.

We don't do Strongman workouts exclusively, but we incorporate this style of exercise with more traditional compound barbell movements like Squats.

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The Truth About Female ACL Injuries
Saturday, February 15, 2014

 Torn ACL

Female athletes are up to six times more likely to sustain an ACL injury than their male counterparts. As female sport participation continues to explode, it's safe to say ACL injuries are becoming an epidemic.

To see what I'm talking about, all you need to do is watch a girls soccer game. You're guaranteed to see some athletes wearing braces or showing scars on their knees.

Crazy thing is, I've had girls come to me complaining of knee pain at 12 and 13 years old. Knees are supposed to last a lifetime, yet these kids haven't even made it to high school and they're already having problems.

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How Female Athletes Can Prevent ACL Injuries
Tuesday, January 14, 2014


 Janet TV's Ultimate Female Athlete Show brings you "How Female Athletes Can Prevent ACL Injuries" with Coach Rick Scarpulla. Female athletes - girls & women, elite & novice - suffer knee and leg injuries at a rate much higher than males. See why Coach Rick believes in Pre-Hab over ReHab when it comes to preventing ACL injuries. Click the Screen Below to See the Show and you can prevent or treat your ACL, knee and leg injuries.

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