“Stretching isn’t about today’s workout, it’s about preventing an injury six months from now.” – Mike Boyle A lot of strength coaches have removed static stretching from their program after some of the research that came out many years back that showed a loss of power (though it was minimal) after static stretching. The research … Continue reading Static Stretching?
“Your diaphragm is responsible for your breathing, your posture and for stabilization in performance.” Brett Jones Poor breathing patterns can lead to dysfunction across the entire body. And because of that, almost without fail, the best corrective exercise is teaching people how to breathe properly. Breathing has a huge neurological influence and is considered our … Continue reading Diaphragmatic Breathing is Important!
Anyone who has worked with athletes knows that it is not uncommon to see the inability to simply bodyweight squat to parallel with proper form. We could argue over what the issue is. Lack of ankle mobility? Lack of hip mobility? Lack of core stability? Could be one, all, or a combination of the three. … Continue reading Step One When Fixing the Squat
Another week, another handful of both articles and podcasts from the last week in the world of strength and conditioning. Articles Anti-Extension Core Progression Professional Development: Process vs. Outcome by Eric Cressey A Letter to My Younger Self by Michael Boyle Colts Trade Bench Presses for Turkish Get Ups 5 Updates to My In-Season Training … Continue reading Weekly Articles & Podcasts
Looking for a core that not only looks good but functions well, whether your a regular Joe or an athlete? Of course you are, because we all are. What's the most important function of the core? I would argue it's the ability of the anterior core to prevent extension of the lumbar spine. It's crucial … Continue reading Anti-Extension Progression
Its Saturday, so that means another round of articles and podcasts from the last week in the world of strength and conditioning. Articles Contraindicated Exercises: Upright Row Funky Shoulders? This is 40 by Bret Contreras You're a Coach, You're Busy, Lets Adapt by Tony Gentilcore 10 Tips for Making Mobility Work with Your Schedule by … Continue reading Weekly Articles and Podcasts
Are your shoulders jacked up a little bit from spending too much time sitting in class or at your desk in the office or even because you spend too much time in the car behind the wheel? A simple fix or at least a great place to start would be to try to implement some … Continue reading Funky Shoulders?
In the last year I have had the opportunity to take over the strength and conditioning efforts with the volleyball team at the University of New Hampshire. As a result I have had to do a lot more research and gain more understanding of the shoulder in order to maintain and improve the health of … Continue reading Contraindicated Exercises: Upright Row