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! Want to be a great strength coach? Here's a good place to start... Actually care about the athletes you work with.Training should be looked at as a way to … Continue reading Random Thoughts: October Edition
Pure single leg training should be a large part of any strength and conditioning program that wants to improve performance AND reduce the potential for injury. In our programs we tend to perform a lot of SLDL’s, Skater Squats and 1-Leg Squats to check that box. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB2k5JgbZpk&feature=youtu.be
I get asked the same question a lot...Do I go overhead with overhead athletes? The answer is yes, but not in the way many would think. We don’t ever use a barbell to overhead press and rarely use a dumbbell, but we will use the Landmine to get some vertical pressing. But my favorite might … Continue reading How To Overhead Press with Overhead Athletes
Happy Monday! 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! Want to develop faster athletes? One, sprint 2-4x a week. Two, strength train 2-4x a week. Three, be patient, speed takes time.Want to be … 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: 10/25
The Ring Fallout is an exercise we use in our Anti-Extension progression, after Stability Ball Rollouts but prior to a Wheel Rollout or Body Saw. If you have mastered the Ball Rollout, give this a try.‼️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHHN-DoK2k4&feature=youtu.be
Over the course of the last few days and weeks I’ve shared a handful of different ways that we use tactile feedback with our core exercises — but there others ways you can use feedback to enhance training. Perfect example...adding a tennis ball 🎾 to the back leg of a Skater Squat. As you can … Continue reading Skater Squat with Tactile Feedback??
Curious as to what a day of the Athlete Train With Craig program looks like? Here you go!This example is the current Day 2 of the October program. A1: 2 Jump Jump SquatA2: Feet Elevated Weighted Side PlankB1: Rear Foot Elevated Split SquatB2: Alternating Dumbbell Floor PressB3: Split Stance Anti RotationC1: 2 Dumbbell RDLC2: Alternating … Continue reading What Does A Typical Athlete Workout Look Like?
Meet Derek.Derek is a 38 year old man, juggling a full time job and father of 2 beautiful children who are involved in various sports and activities.Derek clearly lives a busy life between work and everything that comes with being a father and husband.And because of that, Derek has gained a few too many pounds … Continue reading Are You Derek?
Two things that insane Derrick Henry stiffarm should remind us or teach us as strength and conditioning coaches...1️⃣ Single Arm Pressing is Important — in a lot of instances in sport athletes are asked to push, hold off or gain leverage with one arm against an opponent. Sure something like a bench press and developing … Continue reading What Can We Learn About the Derrick Henry Stiffarm?