Understanding and Implementing Special Strength Training Exercisesby Brijesh Patel
How do we bridge the gap between the weight room and sport activities? Special strength exercises help our athletes realize their abilities that they are developing within the weight room and help apply them to their sport skills. In this presentation you will learn what special strength exercises are, how to incorporate them, teach them and ultimately to make your athletes more efficient.
Brijesh Patel has been an innovator, leader and highly regarded coach in the health and performance field for over 20 years. His passion for improvement, growth and development has played a major role in the success and well being for hundreds of individuals.
Coach B is a sought after speaker and consultant, as well as proving to be a mentor for coaches across all sports. He currently serves as the Associate Athletic Director/Director of Athletic Performance at Quinnipiac University. Coach B has built the strength and conditioning department from scratch, instilling his philosophy and approach to creating the best overall environment. He prides himself in leading a department in which each student-athlete is given his or her own individualized program that is designed to improve movement skills, core strength, power, speed, strength, balance and flexibility.
While Coach B oversees the strength and conditioning development for all 21 varsity sports at Quinnipiac, he works primarily with the Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Ice Hockey teams.
Coach B's other coaching positions include the College of the Holy Cross, University of Connecticut, and with Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning.
Coach B has been instrumental in developing a culture of improvement and an attitude of success, while instilling a humble work ethic in those he works with. His athletes have seen the benefit of Coach B’s teaching through all-conference recognitions, team championships, and the development into professional athletes. Coach B’s takes pride in helping everyone achieve their own personal success outside of the athletic arena. His ability to see his athletes as people first has allowed him to foster and strengthen relationships with all who he works with.
In addition to his work with athletes, Coach B has played a tremendous role in the development of young strength and conditioning coaches. He has been a mentor for them as they have grown into strong professionals in the industry. He has gained great satisfaction in seeing young coaches develop into confident and impactful members of the strength and conditioning community.