Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Like every other Monday, 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! A lot of people would make a lot more progress with their health and fitness is they … Continue reading Monday Musings
Happy Sunday! 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. Before we get to the weekly content, I wanted to remind … Continue reading S&C Week in Review: 5/16
As a coach I think you should always be asking yourself if you like the way the any movement looks and I typically don’t love the way the squat movement looks. One of our most important jobs is to improve movement efficiency and with the heels elevated I almost find that the movement immediately looks … Continue reading Heels Elevated Squatting?
Working with hockey 🏒 players this off-season? Here is a quick core/hip training thought 💭 Hockey is a sport played in a constant hip flexed position with the hip flexors continuously under a long duration isometric and concentric load. If the hip flexors are constantly “on” then there is a strong probability that the pelvis … Continue reading Fixing Hockey Hips in the Off-Season
The first week of the May Train With Craig program is going strong. I decided to change it up a little this month with the General Fitness program, adding some Every Minute on the Minute (EMOM) circuit in the middle of each workouts. In the Day 1 program, which you see here, I paired Goblet … Continue reading Train With Craig May General Fitness Example
Another month, another post full of random thoughts that have been going through my head. Hope it sparks a little thought in people and you enjoy! When it comes to strength & conditioning and/or fitness, people overrate intensity and people underrate consistency.More people need to understand how important sleep is to both performance and health."Have … Continue reading Random Thoughts: May Edition
1️⃣ Jump = when you takeoff on two legs and then land on two legs. Think Box Jump or Broad Jump. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuR5gZ5hL3U 2️⃣ Hop = when you takeoff on one leg and then land on that same leg. Think 1-Leg Linear Hurdle Hop or 1-Leg Medial/Lateral Hurdle Hop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSb00i5Dm64 3️⃣ Bound = when you takeoff … Continue reading Are We On The Same Page with Plyometric Terminology?
Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day weekend! Like every other Monday, 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! Great teachers and coaches are learners and are looking to improve their skills and knowledge … Continue reading Monday Musings
I think it’s imperative that athletes and adults train outside of the sagittal plane, whether you are trying to improve sport performance, keep athletes healthy, or trying to develop enhanced movement quality in adults. It’s hard to argue that athletes need a healthy dose of multi-planar training. Here are 5️⃣ non-sagittal staples in our training … Continue reading 5 Ways to Train in the Frontal Plane
Have We Made Any Changes in the Program the Last Couple Years❓ Yes, we have‼️ In the last 1-2 years we’ve changed a few things… Programming more ➡️ vertical and horizontal loaded jumps, sprinting, Landmine work (both explosive and pressing), rowing, “shoulder friendly” pressing (Landmine, neutral grip floor press, DB work), 1-Leg work. Programming less … Continue reading Programming Changes?