John Gaglione is a Sport Performance Specialist at Athletic and Fitness Trainers of Long Island in Massapequa, New York. He is also the director of strength and conditioning for Plainedge High School’s Football and Wrestling Programs.
John has also written many strength and conditioning articles for major online publications such as Elite Fitness Systems and Lighthouse Wrestling. In his free time he enjoys powerlifting and has competition bests of a 675 Squat, 450 Bench and 515 Deadlift.
They type of training methods I use involved powerlifting with barbells, dumbbells, and kettlebells as well as bands and chains. The athletes I train are typically wrestlers and football players from middle school age, high school age, and even college. The type of training methods are very demanding and intense. I believe that this type of training not only improves sports performance, but also teaches athletes to deal with adversity in their lives outside of their sport.
I think it is so rewarding when you teach someone something and then they take it and use it as their own, it's amazing.
I'm a firm believer that if a person works hard enough they can accomplish almost anything and being mentally tough and sticking with tasks until the bitter end will get you far in life.
Work hard, be consistent, and never give up.