Exercises You Need to Try: 1/2 Kneel Overhead Press with Core Engagement

Saw this a while back, tried it out a little bit, and I really like it. One of the biggest issues I see with 1DB or 1KB Overhead Pressing is that athletes have the tendency to lean back and extend through the lumbar spine. Using the half roller seems to help create more tension throughout … Continue reading Exercises You Need to Try: 1/2 Kneel Overhead Press with Core Engagement

Programming is more then just Concentric Based Strength Work

Force is not just expressed concentrically. People tend to forget about isometric and eccentric strength, but they both play critical roles in overall strength development as well as injury prevention. We've tried to get creative in adding more tempo work into the program. Some examples would be; 3 second eccentric + 3 second concentric RFE … Continue reading Programming is more then just Concentric Based Strength Work

How we implement Upper Body Pulling Contrast Training

Complex Training: pairing a biomechanically similar strength exercise (we go with 3-5 reps) with a power exercise (we go with 5-8 reps depending on the exercise) to improve power development. Here are some examples of how we’ve implemented it with our upper body pulling. Inverted Row ➡️ Overhead Slam Alternating Bat Wings ➡️ Overhead Slam … Continue reading How we implement Upper Body Pulling Contrast Training

Monday Musings

Happy Monday! Here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts, cruising social media and any other continuing ed. Enjoy! Damian Hughes posted this quote on Twitter last week, something I thought was phenomenal. "Intelligent individuals learn from every thing and every one; average people, from their experiences. … Continue reading Monday Musings