Though it seems like I only post lower body work, we do perform just as much upper body isometric work. Our upper body isometrics we typically more pulling then pushing, with simple movements like the Chest Supported Row. Here is a Multi-Hold, where we would initially perform 2 sets of 6 at a normal tempo, … Continue reading Chest Supported Rows with a Multi Hold
Happy Monday! Hope all the dads out there had a great Father's Day! That being said, here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts, cruising social media and any other continuing ed. Enjoy! No matter who you work with, I think you should be training people with … Continue reading Monday Musings
Happy Fathers day to all the dads out there! Just like every other Sunday, we have another group of podcasts and articles to read and listen to that I have dived into. Like every other week, there was a ton of content out there both in written form and through podcasts. Enjoy! Podcast Some really … Continue reading S&C Week in Review: 3/16
A month or so ago I posted this video as a way to improve core positioning/engagement when pressing with a Kettlebell or Dumbbell Overhead. The problem is that most facilities don’t have enough wall space to pull this off with big groups. After racking my brain a little, something more doable for most facilities would … Continue reading Band Resisted 1KB Overhead Press
I’ve been playing around with adding the Bird Dog Row with some of my groups, but we don’t really use it as a ‘Pulling’ exercise in our program, similar to a DB Plank Row we use it as more of a core exercise ➖it’s tough to do this well without creating tension from head to … Continue reading Rowing for Core Stability?
🗣I can’t tell you how much I love seeing more people jump on the Trap Bar Jump/Pull train. The force plate data shows it produces the same (often more) force and is WAY easier to teach with much less risk. No brainer if the goal is increased power production. The data from Comfort et al … Continue reading Trap Bars for Improved Power Production?
Happy Monday after another beautiful weekend here in the northeast, where the weather finally seems to be turning into summer after an extremely rainy spring. That being said, here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts, cruising social media and any other continuing ed. Enjoy! Alan Bishop … Continue reading Monday Musings
Just like every other Sunday, we have another group of podcasts and articles to read and listen to that I have dived into. Like every other week, there was a ton of content out there both in written form and through podcasts. Enjoy! Podcasts Some really, really good listens this week, to the point where … Continue reading S&C Week in Review: 6/9
I am a much bigger fan of the Slideboard/Slider lunge when compared to a traditional walking lunge. It is slightly more hip dominant which tends to be a little more friendly for people with knee issues (which seems like a lot of people these days). It seems to allow for a more explosive concentric portion … Continue reading Why I Prefer the Slideboard Lunge
How often are the people you train getting into different planes? It’s important, for both sport and life, that you expose people and their musculature to more then just the sagittal plane. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7ZW_KLk_cw