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Ken Mannie And Resolutions For the New Year

Ken Mannie And Resolutions For the New Year

Ken Mannie is in his 20th year as Michigan State’s head strength and conditioning coach for football, while additionally directing and overseeing the strength and conditioning programs for all men’s and women’s sports.  His “Fourth Quarter” and “Bottom Line” offseason conditioning programs have been a significant reason for MSU’s success, the Spartans have earned a school-record six consecutive bowl bids finishing this year with a Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl victory.

Mannie is a prolific writer with over 200 articles, he writes the monthly column “Powerline” for Scholastic Coach and Athletic Director.  Check out this past months column it is terrific.

MSU Football

Spartan athletes Getting Strong on the Pendulum Head and Neck Machines. (photo courtesy of Ken Mannie)


A Pulling Machine

A tremendously popular exercise to train the latissimus dorsi and associated muscles is the pulldown movement. Coaches, athletes, trainers and gym enthusiasts all use a variety of grips to target areas of the back that they want or need to...

Manual Training Has Rules

In 1979 Manual Resistance was introduced at the National  Strength and Conditioning Convention. Weight training’s ability to enhance athletic performance had become accepted and coaches were beginning to be hired by major sports programs. Facilities everywhere were extremely limited or...

Powerful Hands

The hand is a complex anatomical system. This appendage is composed of twenty seven bones and fifteen joints. Having 30 degrees of rotational and translational freedom it’s able to grasp and apply force to objects of multivarious shapes and sizes....