Real Strength Training

There have been a lot of videos floating around the internet showing professional athletes performing some flashy and/or gimmick-like (useless and dumb) training. Then there is us, Division 1 basketball/hockey/volleyball athletes, performing ‘real’ training. Nothing flashy or gimmicky at all. Just basic stuff done really well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVPBIGrNF0k

Volleyball Training Tip Day 29: Loaded Power Work

I get a lot of questions that revolve around how we program our loaded/heavy implement power work and whether or not it’s different from other sports/athletes. In short, yes, things are slightly different with athletes that have a higher potential for shoulder related injuries. Because of that, our power work, like everything else in the … Continue reading Volleyball Training Tip Day 29: Loaded Power Work

Volleyball Training Tip Day 28: Reducing ACL Injuries

Can we prevent ACL tears? Absolutely not — they are still going to happen no matter how great your training is. But can we significantly reduce them with proper training? Absolutely. ✔️ Deceleration ✔️ Landing mechanics ✔️ Change of direction ✔️ 1-Leg Strength Beyond that, a well thought out and progressive strength program that is … Continue reading Volleyball Training Tip Day 28: Reducing ACL Injuries

Volleyball Training Tip Day 26: Kettlebell Bottoms Up Tall Kneel to Stand

We use a lot of what I would consider unconventional movements when it comes to shoulder care. One of my favorites is the Kettlebell Bottoms Up Tall Kneel to Stand that challenges overhead stability, upward rotation, and core stability. It’s a really simple movement but a lot of bang for your buck that I originally … Continue reading Volleyball Training Tip Day 26: Kettlebell Bottoms Up Tall Kneel to Stand

Volleyball Training Tip Day25: More Rowing

🗣The scapular stabilizers are the most important muscles for protecting the shoulder. ➖Zach Dechant I’m not sure there is anything nor important then consistently training the scapular stabilizers when trying to keep shoulders healthy ➖which is why all of our go-to Pulling movements both in the off-season and the in-season period.     Here are … Continue reading Volleyball Training Tip Day25: More Rowing

Volleyball Training Tip Day 24: Sleds as a Strength Exercise

I get asked A LOT why and when we program sled work. As for when, it’s pretty much year round. As for why; 👇 ✔️1-Leg horizontal strength, which we really can’t replicate in any other way  ✔️Forces hip extension and forces the use of glutes and hamstrings as a unit, which most athletes could use … Continue reading Volleyball Training Tip Day 24: Sleds as a Strength Exercise