Happy Monday! Here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts and other continuing ed. Enjoy! As much as I don't like it, hockey players are skating more and more in the off-season and as a result the training we do with them has changed slightly. Before we … Continue reading Monday Musings
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! Ryan Horn on Mike Robertson's Physical Prep was great. Dr. Matt Jordan … Continue reading Weekend Week in Review
Every month I put out a post of a bunch of random thoughts that are bouncing around in my head as a way for me to get my thoughts out there as well as to spark some thought in other coaches. The following is nothing more then a bunch of those thoughts over the last … Continue reading 50 Random Thoughts on Strength and Conditioning
Another month, another post full of random thoughts that have been going through my head. Hope it sparks a little thought in people and you enjoy! Racehorses are not workhorses. If you want a fast team, treat all your horses like race horses. Train them for speed, not work. – Tony Holler You are allowed … Continue reading Random Thoughts: September Edition
Not an absolute, but I think athletes that can perform sets of 1-Leg Squats are less likely to suffer non-contact knee injuries compared to athletes that can’t perform the movement, probably because of; An improved ability to handle deceleration/absorbing single leg landings whether jumping or running An improved proprioception An improved ability to remain stabile … Continue reading 1-Leg Squat for Injury Prevention?
As much as I enjoy Olympic lifts and feel they have a place in most all training programs, I’m not sure they are going to carryover to the rotational/frontal plane as much as some people may think or hope. If an athlete requires rotational/frontal power (probably most athletes), I think you need to specifically train … Continue reading Developing Power Outside the Frontal Plane
Happy Monday! Here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts and other continuing ed. - Labor Day edition! Enjoy! One common trend you see amongst the best coaches, whether we are talking about strength coaches or sport coaches is the desire to learn - they want to … Continue reading Monday Musings
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 really enjoyed the Iron Game Chalk Talk episode with Ted Perlak from the … Continue reading Weekend Week in Review