I hope everyone had a great week - here are a handful of articles and podcasts you can dive into! Articles Is The Deadlift the Real King of all Exercises? 3 Things Every Coach Should Learn From Crossfit by Joel Jamieson 5 Ways to Improve Skating Speed by Michael Boyle 15 Static Stretching Mistakes by … Continue reading Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read and Listen To
“The risk reward is just in favor of the deadlift over the squat for most people.” – Gray Cook Sport = hip hinging. Generally speaking, if you ask someone to show you their best vertical or broad jump but have them stop in the bottom position right before they were to jump, they’ll be in … Continue reading Is the Deadlift the real King of all Exercises?
Every month I try to put out a post with 10 or so random thoughts in regards to strength and conditioning. Here is the October edition. As Pablo Picasso famously said, "Good artists borrow. Great artists steal." Look at every single performer better then you and see what they've got that you can use. Then … Continue reading Random Thoughts: October Edition
Anyone that knows me knows that I am a huge fan of Gray Cook - I think the guy is brilliant. Gray is the creator of the FMS, has written a book called Movement, and is generally regarded as one of the leaders in the physical therapy and strength & conditioning professions. Over the years … Continue reading 30 Gray Cook Quotes
"Just because an exercise doesn't hurt it doesn't mean it's not causing harm." Eric Cressey Would I overhead press an overhead athlete (volleyball in this case) with a barbell or even a dumbbell, even if it is pain free? No, the risk is not worth the reward - your probably playing with fire in the … Continue reading Overhead Pressing Overhead Athletes?
Over the course of the last week I spent some time reading Daniel Coyle’s The Little Book of Talent. The book is essentially 52 different tips that Daniel Coyle has accumulated over the course of his work studying how people that are exceptional talents in their field and what it took for them to get … Continue reading 4 Quick Thoughts on Coaching