Why Me?

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"Kyle demonstrated great passion and understanding for the field of Sport Performance, as well as excelling in communication and organization."

Jason White, Director of Performance Sciences for Ohio University Athletics

Kyle Berg: 

Your Strength & Conditioning Specialist

My passion for exercise physiology started from a young age when I first started weight training and had no clue what I was doing. This led to me slowly learning about the principles and nuances of strength training; I would research every question I had, until I began running out of questions. Eventually, I began developing programs for myself and my friends throughout High School. At this point in my life I could not spend enough time in the weight room, as a result, I got my Certificate of Personal Training and began taking on clients. I continued this pursuit at Ohio University, receiving my Bachelor’s in Exercise Physiology. At OU is where I learned just how fascinated I was with Performance Enhancement in athletes and how incredibly intricate a truly professional strength and conditioning program is. Following graduation, I became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and accepted an opportunity to work alongside some of the best strength coaches in the Nation at Penn State. At Penn State I learned under great coaches who possess an incredible understanding of the science behind Strength and Conditioning and helped guide me along my way.

My Training Ideology

My training ideology revolves around an undulating approach with constant stimuli manipulation in order to elicit optimal training adaptations. Furthermore, many team sport training sessions fail to incorporate individuality into the programming due to the logistical impossibility of having numerous different workout plans to create, and coach.

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Through my 3-Tiered Approach for training, we can incorporate individualization into one program. This is due to the 3rd tier separating athletes into 3-4 groups, (this division being aligning players of similar positional groups or players of similar weakness/strengths, thus, we can program each group separately to train the individual athlete in a way that is logistically possible to coordinate. This innovative approach requires a strong collaboration between both myself and the School's Coaches in order to implement these programs as seamlessly as possible with each High School. 

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  • Large muscle multi-joint movements

  • The major stressor of the day

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  • Accessory lifts prioritizing sport-specific training

  • Emphasis placed on proprioceptive training and injury prevention

  • Single-joint movements in order to address muscle imbalance 

  • Targeting general areas of weakness in our athletes.

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This is where we are unique and divide our training out into 3-4 groups​

An Example of This:

Group 1

Weight Loss

Group 2

Add Muscle/Power

Group 3

Increase General Athleticism

  • Lose weight, higher reps, minimal rest,

  • Multi-joint full-body movements to elicit a cardiovascular response.

  • Train shoulder and knee joint stability

  • Add muscle/power

  • Higher reps

  • Explosive movements incorporating minimal plyometrics

  • Utilize standard bodybuilding principles of large agonist muscle groups

  • Increase athleticism/coordination training proprioception

  • Fluctuate high reps and high weight lifts

  • Emphasize practical movements used in games

  • Utilize plyometrics