My philosophy in-season is very simple; train as much as necessary, not as much as possible - and a lot of times in-season less is more because of a tough weekend of games, tough practices etc. The goal is to keep them as fresh as we can, keep them healthy, and not to be afraid … Continue reading Strength Coaches = Stress Managers?
It's Sunday which means I review some of the podcasts I listened to and articles that I read throughout the last week. When it comes to the podcasts, without a doubt the newest episode of the Strength Coach Podcast with Devan McConnell and Justin Roethlingshoefer is a must listen..so much great stuff in that one … Continue reading Weekend Week in Review
Got a lot of engagement with various coaches on Twitter with this thought the other day. Though I am not a huge proponent of excessive loading of the bilateral squat (back/front squat) I do think it’s important to be able to perform the squat pattern well as it is a basic, fundamental movement pattern. As … Continue reading Heels Elevated Bilateral Squatting?
The world and profession of strength and conditioning, a profession that is still in its infancy, was originally accepted by football programs looking to develop bigger, stronger, faster and more resilient athletes. These original programs developed by applying both bodybuilding and powerlifting methods in the training of athletes with results that helped push the profession … Continue reading Developing Field of Hockey Strength and Conditioning
It's Sunday which means I review some of the podcasts I listened to and articles that I read throughout the last week. When it comes to the podcasts, I really enjoyed the Just Fly Performance Podcast with Cal Dietz from the University of Minnesota as well as the All Things Strength & Wellness Podcast with … Continue reading Weekend Week in Review
Over the course of the last 3-5 weeks I have slowly been making my way through Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss. Anyone who has gotten their hands on the book or have read any of Tim's work knows that it took 3-5 weeks because the book is a whopper - 500+ pages worth of a … Continue reading 40 Quotes from Tribe of Mentors
The last couple years I have wrote down a handful of things that I think I need to work on both personally and professionally to help become better over the course of the next year. Sometimes I have done a great job of implementing some of these changes and sometimes I haven’t – but that … Continue reading 6 Things to Do Better in 2018
It's Sunday which means I review some of the podcasts I listened to and articles that I read throughout the last week. When it comes to the podcasts, I really enjoyed the Voyager Sport Podcast with Adam Douglas as well as the Strength Coach Podcast with Mark Watts that had a lot of hockey talk … Continue reading Weekend Week in Review
Another month, another group of random thoughts that are going through my head. Some from working day to day in the weight room, some through listening to others thoughts in podcasts, and some due to what I have been reading. Enjoy! As a strength coach, you what and your how can and probably will change … Continue reading Random Thoughts: January Edition
2017 was a pretty fulfilling year for me. Like everyone, I had some ups and some downs, but all things considered things went very well and I have nothing to complain about. Reflecting back on the year, here are 5 things that I learned both professional and personally about myself; Relationships > Everything Else Both … Continue reading 5 Lessons from 2017