Are dead bugs a little boring❓ Sure, they aren’t all that exciting, but there is a lot to like and a lot of reasons you should probably add them into your own training program and the training programs of the clients/athletes you work. Some things to like; ☑️ Helps promote posterior pelvic tilt☑️ Helps to … Continue reading Are Deadbugs a Little Boring?
Is there anything more important then training the scapular stabilizers in Overhead athletes when trying to keep shoulders healthy❓ Probably not. Which is why all our go-to upper body pulling movements are horizontal pulls and stay away from overhead pulling movements like chin ups or pull ups. The closest thing we get to overhead pulling … Continue reading My Top 4 Pulling Movements with Overhead Athletes
Quick thought 💭 Most athletes could benefit from more training in the frontal plane or just getting out of the sagittal plane. The Lateral Squat/Lunge is one of my favorite and an incredibly simple drill to improve both mobility and stability at the same time. Resist the urge to load too aggressively as it can … Continue reading Thursday Thought…
Can we prevent all knee injuries? Not a chance. But developing and continually trying to improve landing mechanics is a good place to start when trying to reduce the risk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSb00i5Dm64&feature=youtu.be If you are interested in more information about how we develop power, check out my Ultimate Power Development Program! In it, you’ll find all our … Continue reading Preventing Knee Injuries?
Without a doubt, I think push ups are the most under appreciated and under utilized pressing movement in the world of strength and conditioning. Loads of benefits that you don’t get from many other pressing movements and it’s amazing how many people struggle to do 5+ proper push ups. Yet most coaches don't program them. … Continue reading Most Underrated Pressing Movement?
Happy Monday! I hope everyone is having 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! Great coaching is built on trust.Learning the fundamentals in the weight room seems boring, but 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: 6/13
Simple coaching cues for Trap Bar Deadlift 1️⃣ Feet under the hips to start 2️⃣ Back flat, chest up 3️⃣ Squeeze armpits tight like you smell bad 4️⃣ Stand up by pushing the ground away, not pulling 5️⃣ No bouncing ➖ Gentle tap off ground Anything you would add? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8pJb9vZiic&feature=youtu.be
“Don’t break the egg” I am a huge fan of the Trap Bar DL for bilateral lower body strength — it adds in some upper back work, more grip work, less spinal loading, and other reasons make the movement my go-to bilateral lower body lift. However, there are some issues with the movement, one being … Continue reading Don’t Break the Egg
Quick Thursday thought... I am a huge fan of loaded jumps for power output for athletes because they are easy to teach, are simple to learn and result in complete triple extension majority of the time. But the biggest reason…Shoulder Health‼️ We know many athletes present some issues from a shoulder health standpoint. We know … Continue reading Another Reason to Jump Squat?