Training and developing the ability to resist extension of the lumbar spine may be the most important part of core training for both performance and health/injury prevention. It is also the place we start with all the athletes and clients we work with. Once someone has mastered a Front Plank, our go-to movement is a … Continue reading Core Training 101
Week 3 of training in the October Train With Craig program, which means I have some workouts to share with everyone! Here is an example of our Day 3 in the October Athlete Program. The Athlete program is a 3-day a week program that can be cut down to 2-days a week for any athlete … Continue reading More Train With Craig Programming
During the season hockey players perform a ton of rotational movements through actions like shooting or passing the puck. As much as I love rotational med ball work, doing more rotational work during this time period is probably trying filling a bucket that’s already overflowing. I would always save most all our rotational med ball … Continue reading No Rotational Med Ball Work With Hockey Players?
Are you making any of these common mistakes? Very little Whole Foods 🥩🍎 — you can absolutely lose fat not eating whole food. But foods like meats, fruits and veggies are not only extremely healthy, but they also keep you full and satiated. I highly recommend you build your diet around whole food. Not enough … Continue reading Common Fat Loss Mistakes
Strength training… ✔️ improves body composition ✔️ Improves strength — This one is kind of obvious 😂 ✔️ Lowers your risk of injury — A stronger body is a more resilient body. ✔️ Improves heart health — Multiple studies have shown that regular strength-training can decrease blood pressure, lower total and LDL (bad) cholesterol, and … Continue reading Who Should Strength Train?
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! Our job as a strength and conditioning coach is to protect the athlete.A great workout is not … Continue reading Monday Musings
Happy Sunday and Happy October! 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 … Continue reading S&C Week in Review: 10/17
Need a New Warm Up⁉️ For some reason I have got a lot of requests for a quick warm up recently. So here you go! This is a quick, 5 minute warm up you can do after some foam rolling and prior to working out. Here’s what we got… ✔️1-Leg Glute Bridge✔️Deadbugs✔️90/90 Hip ER/IR (not … Continue reading Spice Up Your Warm Up!
Week 2 ✌️ of training in the October Train With Craig program, which means I have some workouts to share with everyone! Here is an example of our Day 1 in the October Athlete Program. The Athlete program is a 3-day a week program that can be cut down to 2-days a week for any … Continue reading October Train With Craig
Anyone who follows me know that I program very little core work that isn’t about resisting motion…because I think teaching the core how to resist motion is the most important thing we can do for anyone performing core work. But that doesn’t mean I don’t program any core work that doesn’t resist motion. A great … Continue reading Looking for a Core Challenge?