If you are anything like me, you either personally have issues pressing overhead pain free or have a client/athlete that has issues overhead pain free. In my opinion, you have two options. 1️⃣, just don’t perform any true overhead pressing. There is no rule that says you have to overhead press in a strength program. … Continue reading Pain Free Overhead Pressing with KB Bottoms Up Press?
Happy Monday after a beautiful weekend here in the northeast. 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! The world of strength and conditioning and the health/performance of the athletes we work with would be greatly enhanced if … Continue reading Monday Musings
Just like every other Sunday, we have another group of podcasts and articles to read and listen to that I have dived into. Like every other week, there was a ton of content out there both in written form and through podcasts. Enjoy! Podcasts Lot of awesome podcasts this week, so good that I'm not … Continue reading S&C Week in Review: 5/19
Are deadbugs simple and boring? Yup. But they are far from worthless for any athlete, but are even more beneficial in populations that find themselves stuck in an anterior pelvic tilt (🏒).in hockey populations that tend to find themselves stuck in an anterior pelvic tilt. Besides pushing more posterior pelvic tilting, Deadbugs can go a … Continue reading Why Deadbugs are a Staple in our Core Training
A question I get all the time ➖What do get ups do❓ ✔️ Improves shoulder stability ✔️ Improves hip mobility ✔️ Improves scapular upward rotation ✔️ Improves recruitment of the rotator cuff ✔️ Improves anterior core control ✔️ Exploits imbalances between sides of the body And probably a few other things that I didn’t think … Continue reading What Do Get Ups Do?
Here is a great exercise for people that need something a little more challenging then a traditional Body Saw in their Anti-Extension progression that Cressey Sports Performance posted a couple of weeks ago, that is MUCH more difficult then it looks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icvIDHjCl9w
🗣 I think we’ve had it backwards all along — speed improves everything else, not everything else improves speed. ➖ Devan McConnell 🗣 Sprinting under 95% is like trying to bang a crooked nail. If you only sprint at 85% you won’t get the injury inoculation and you won’t get any faster. ➖ Mike Young … Continue reading Sprinting > Everything Else?
Though I prefer single leg movements for various reason and they make up the majority of our strength work, especially in-season, I do incorporate bilateral strength work in the off-season via Trap Bar DL with our hockey population when trying to build general strength. We like this more then Back Squatting or Front Squatting when … Continue reading Why We Prefer Trap Bar DL with Hockey Populations
Happy Monday and the day after Mother's Day! I had a great Italian dinner at Ristorante Molise in Amesbury, Mass. If anyone is in that area and likes Italian food, I highly recommend it. Now on to what you came here for. Here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week … Continue reading Monday Musings
Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there! Just like every other Sunday, we have another group of podcasts and articles to read and listen to that I have dived into. Like every other week, there was a ton of content out there both in written form and through podcasts. Enjoy! Podcasts Like every … Continue reading S&C Week in Review: 5/12