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 Vernon Griffith on Mike Robertson's Physical Prep Podcast. There wasn't a ton of talk about strength training or conditioning, but there was a lot … Continue reading Weekend Week in Review
Month: April 2018
Trap Bar DL for Bilateral Lower Body Strength?
“The point of lifting weights is to force stress into a movement pattern.” - Gray Cook When it comes to heavy bilateral lower body strength training I am a much bigger fan of the trap bar deadlift as opposed to back squatting or front squatting for various reasons; Lower barrier of entry because less joints … Continue reading Trap Bar DL for Bilateral Lower Body Strength?
Anterior Core Stiffness = Hip/Groin Health?
Hockey is a sport played in a constant hip flexed position with the hip flexors continuously under a long duration isometric and concentric load. If the hip flexors are constantly “on” then there is a strong probability that the pelvis will be pulled into an anteriorly tipped position, a position that can cause dysfunctions like … Continue reading Anterior Core Stiffness = Hip/Groin Health?
Jumping in Various Planes
Athletes have to produce and absorb force in all angles, on both one and two legs, and their off-season training should prepare them to do so. Jump on two legs. Hop both linearly and laterally on one leg. Bound from leg to leg to get into the frontal plane. Progress from slow to fast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TBpB3bFPlY
Weekend Week in Review
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 Derek Hansen on the Pacey Performance Podcast. Derek is a leader in the field of strength and conditioning and has a ton to offer. … Continue reading Weekend Week in Review
Early Off-Season Aerobic Conditioning
Our early off-season conditioning (April & May) with Women's Hockey has evolved a little bit this year with more focus being put on aerobic work, mostly on the Assault Bike via longer rides like a 3 mile as well as tempo runs, aerobic circuits, and slideboard work for a handful of reason; Aerobic system is … Continue reading Early Off-Season Aerobic Conditioning
Sled Crossover for Groin Health
Not only is the sled a great tool to develop speed (acceleration) but the sled crossover is one of our staple movements with hockey to improve groin health, strengthening/training the adductors of the under leg for the demands of a long hockey season in an extremely functional manner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XORMJeNAhJ0
Movements Over Muscles
“Pushes, pulls, hip hinges, squats, and loaded carries.” - Dan John After some jumping and med ball throws our Day 1 Lift with UNH Volleyball essentially follows the Dan John template. ✅Something explosive 👉 Hang clean ✅Hip hinge 👉 Trap Bar deadlift ✅Pushes 👉 Standing Landmine Press ✅Squat 👉 1-Leg Squat ✅Pulls 👉 Suspension Row … Continue reading Movements Over Muscles
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, there wasn't a ton of new information, but the podcast on sleep that Mike Robertson did was great. Lots of basic yet applicable information that anyone can … Continue reading
Developing Power in Athletes
Earlier today Coach Chase Campbell posted something on twitter about how he disagrees (I agree with him) with the thought that Olympic lifts can potentially be dangerous and take a long time to teach/learn. Like Chase, we not only use Olympic lifts but have never had someone get hurt using the lifts (we do most … Continue reading Developing Power in Athletes