Weekend Week in Review

Another week, another group of podcasts and articles to read and listen to that I have dived into this past week. Like every week, there was a ton of content out there both in written form and through podcasts.

For podcasts, I loved Mike Robertson podcast on thoughts after turning 40. There is so much info in there that everyone can apply to their work and life today. Give it a listen.

For articles, Anthony Donskov knocked it out of the park with his article on injuries in ice hockey. Anyone training hockey players should give it a read, tons of great info from a really smart guy.

Enjoy!

Podcasts

40 Thoughts for Turning 40 by Mike Robertson

Iron Game Chalk Talk with Zach Dechant

Clinic Gym Radio with Kevin Carr

Just Fly Performance with Mark Wetzel

GAINcast with Frans Bosch

Articles

Why Shoulders Have to Move Differently by Ryan DeBell

Injury Rates in Ice Hockey by Anthony Donskov

So You Want to Start Sprinting? by Eric Cressey

Training to Prevent Hamstring Injuries by Kevin Carr

Easing Chronic Back Pain by Stu McGill

1-Leg Training

If an athlete can’t perform a proper 1-leg linear hurdle hop, 1-leg medial/lateral hops and/or 1-leg squats in a controlled environment, do we think they’ll be able to throw on the brakes or change direction when they are moving at full speed in a more chaotic environment? Probably not.

Monday Musings

Happy Monday! Here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts and other continuing ed. Enjoy!

  1. Low back Pain? Try rolling out the bottom of your feet. The nerves that innervate your low back stabilizers are the same nerve that innervate the soles of your feet. When we stimulate the soles of your feet we get a feedback loop that’s goes directly up primarily into your mulifidus, pelvic floor, internal oblique, etc. Also, stop performing exercises that cause any spinal compression, shear forces, or rotation of the spine.
  2. Rehab is simply a speed continuum. Master the slow stuff and then slowly work your way towards movements that require more speed/velocity.
  3. Good demos go a long way.

Weekend Week in Review

Another week, another group of podcasts and articles to read and listen to that I have dived into this past week. Like every week, there was a ton of content out there both in written form and through podcasts.

For podcasts, both the Iron Game Chalk Talk with Todd Hamer and CVASP with Matt Johnson were with basketball guys that have recently taken new jobs after being at one school for a long time. Some great info on both training and professional development.

For articles, take the time to read the Restoring Hip Flexion with Functional FAI by Kevin Carr. I probably have a little bit of a bias because I work with a sport that we see this issue often, but I also think more athletes that we work with deal with FAI issues then we think or realize.

Enjoy!

Podcasts

Strength Coach Podcast #238.5

Strength Coach Podcast #239

Iron Game Chalk Talk with Todd Hamer

CVASP with Matt Johnson

Physical Prep Podcast with Andrew Paul

Articles

Professional Development: Processes vs. Outcomes by Eric Cressey

My 5 Least Favorite Coaching Cues by Mike Robertson

Restoring Hip flexion with Functional FAI by Kevin Carr

What a Sprint Coach Can Teach a Distance Coach by Chris Korfist

Day 1 Lift with Women’s Hockey

Our Monday (heaviest day of the week) lift with @unhwhockey
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The squad came back in stronger, more powerful and better conditioned then ever before in preparation for the upcoming hockey season.

  • Seated Box Jumps
  • Med Ball Work
  • Concentric Jump Squats
  • RFE Split Squat
  • Bench Press
  • 1-Leg RDL

We also had some Split Squat Pin Pull for PAP effect prior to RFE Split Squat, DB Rows, rollouts, suitcase carry and finished with some tempo runs.

Monday Musings

Happy Monday! Here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts and other continuing ed. Enjoy!

  1. Recently Gray Cook was speaking about grip strength. He was saying that grip strength testing tells us a lot more then just how strong your forearms are and that your body will down-regulate your grip so you don’t grab something you aren’t ready to grab. Interesting stuff.
  2. Do well in the weight room before you worry about doing something often or with a large external load. Move well first then worry about everything else.
  3. Strength training is really much more simple then people make it out to be; Train at different velocities and loads, in various planes, for various periods of time, depending on the time of the year that you are in.

 

Weekend Week in Review

Another week, another group of podcasts and articles to read and listen to that I have dived into this past week. Like every week, there was a ton of content out there both in written form and through podcasts.

A great for podcasts I would recommend the Iron Game Chalk Talk with Mike Potenza. It has been a while since I listened to Ron McKeefery’s podcast but it was a good listen with a great hockey mind.

For articles, I enjoyed the new conditioning test article that Carmen Pata wrote. Am I going to use the test? I don’t know, but it definitely made me think a little bit.

Enjoy!

Podcasts

Strength Coach Podcast #238

Physical Prep Podcast with Cory Schlesinger

Iron Game Chalk Talk with Mike Potenza

Physical Prep Podcast with Lorne Goldenberg

Altis Podcast with Mike Boyle

Articles

Applying the Compressed TriPhasic Model in MMA with William Weyland

8 Career Lessons I Learned from Henk Kraaijenhof by Carl Valle

The Best Conditioning Test You’ve Never Heard Of by Carmen Pata

Simplified Shoulder Solutions by Eric Cressey

Copenhagen Side Plank Progression by Matthew Ibrahim

Box Jumps

Box Jumps;

✅ Put max force into the ground
✅ Learn proper landing mechanics..
✅ Eliminate the eccentric/declarative stress .
❌ Be a hero and jump on the highest box possible
❌ Land in a terrible position cause the box is way to high.

Simple & Effective Strength Training

In our Instagram/social media culture we love the complicated/sophisticated when it comes to strength training. We do just the opposite. We push things. We pull things. When squat (primarily on 1-Leg). We hinge and/or bridge. We perform anti-Extension or anti-rotation core work. We carry things. And then we do it all over again the next day.