As a strength coach, you should be able to modify any activity or exercise that you perform to make it non-painful. For us, we have a couple athletes that present a little low back pain and/or discomfort with Trap Bar Deadlift and we simply swap the movement out for Skater Squats. Very similar shin angles. … Continue reading Making Movement Non-Painful
🔹20-15-10-5 Circuit🔹 Gotta make movement a priority everyday. Here is a quick Density Circuit I’ve been doing on days that I’m pressed for time or just don’t feel like doing a traditional strength session. Set the clock for 20-30 minutes and go. Sled March x 20 steps each Push Up x 15 Overhead Slam x … Continue reading 20-15-10-5 Circuit
Eccentric work in-season is generally thought of as a no-no because athletes will get sore, but when programmed intelligently we can eliminate most soreness. I think neglecting any sort of eccentric work over the course of an in-season period, especially when the in-season period last 6-7 months like hockey, is potentially leaving some performance on … Continue reading Eccentric Work In-Season?
Happy 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! 1. Trying to teach a new movement or exercise to an athlete? Repetition is the mother of retention. Do the movement often. For example, if you are trying … Continue reading Monday Musings
Functionally, the muscles of the core are asked to isometrically stabilize and not to actually create movement. The core training that you program should reflect that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jICxkAXCdmg
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 Leave Your Mark Podcast with Teena Murray Iron Game Chalk Talk … Continue reading S&C Week in Review: 10/13
A lot of people think we perform zero bilateral training, but the reality is that our 1-leg training is supplemented with some bilateral training, especially in the off-season. The difference is that our bilateral training tends to be lighter with more of a speed emphasis or used in some sort of a complex/contrast training. For … Continue reading How We Implement Bilateral Training
Happy 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! 1. The purpose of training is to stimulate the athletes anatomy and physiology to grow stronger during periods of rest and repair. Without adequate rest, the benefits of … Continue reading Monday Musings
I get asked a lot how we program our core work❓👇 1. Anti-Extension ➡️ movements where the purpose is to resist extension of the spine. 2. Anti-Lateral Flexion ➡️ movements where the purpose is to resist sideways bending of the spine. 3. Anti-Rotation ➡️ movements where the purpose is to resist rotation of the spine. … Continue reading How I Program Core Work
Lots of people say or think that deadlifting is bad for your back. It’s not. Deadlifting with 💩 form is bad for your back. Deadlifting with good form will actually make your back stronger and more resilient to injury. That being said, if you have athletes that deadlift with good form but it still tends … Continue reading Is Deadlifting Bad for Your Back?