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!
All three of these podcasts were great this week. Dr. Stu McGill is extremely smart and always gives me something to think about. And if you are a hockey guy like me, listening to Mike Potenza of the San Jose Sharks is another great listen.
Elite Baseball Development Podcast with Dr. Stu McGill
Just Fly Performance with Dr. Keith Baar
All three of the articles are great. Nordic hamstrings are popular but butchered by most people. Devan McConnell at Lowell is doing great things with hockey and does more data collection then anyone I know. And the Movement as Medicine article on alternatives to traditional power movements is great.
Bulletproof Your Hammies with the Nordic Hamstring Curl by Mike Robertson
How Strength and Conditioning Coaches Can Conduct Season Analysis by Devan McConnell
Alternatives to Power Exercises by Movement as Medicine
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💥 Explosive Step Ups 💥. ▫️ . For the last year or two I have been implementing Explosive Step Ups with most of the teams I work with, but for slightly different reasons with different teams. ▫️ . For example, with Volleyball 🏐, who I am a little more selective with when it comes to power work because of potential shoulder issues, I will use the movement as an alternative to the traditional power work from time to time, especially in-season. ▫️ . On the other hand, with a team like women’s hockey 🏒, who relies heavily on single leg power when skating, I could use it as a stand-alone power movement as previously mentioned with 🏐, but I typically use the movement in a PAP/contrast pairing following a heavy split squat/single leg strength movement. ▫️ . Anyone else use Explosive Step Ups❓If so, how do you implement them❓