Functionally, the muscles of the core are asked to isometrically stabilize and not to actually create movement. The core training that you program should reflect that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jICxkAXCdmg
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 Leave Your Mark Podcast with Teena Murray Iron Game Chalk Talk … Continue reading S&C Week in Review: 10/13
A lot of people think we perform zero bilateral training, but the reality is that our 1-leg training is supplemented with some bilateral training, especially in the off-season. The difference is that our bilateral training tends to be lighter with more of a speed emphasis or used in some sort of a complex/contrast training. For … Continue reading How We Implement Bilateral Training
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! 1. The purpose of training is to stimulate the athletes anatomy and physiology to grow stronger during periods of rest and repair. Without adequate rest, the benefits of … Continue reading Monday Musings
I get asked a lot how we program our core work❓👇 1. Anti-Extension ➡️ movements where the purpose is to resist extension of the spine. 2. Anti-Lateral Flexion ➡️ movements where the purpose is to resist sideways bending of the spine. 3. Anti-Rotation ➡️ movements where the purpose is to resist rotation of the spine. … Continue reading How I Program Core Work
Lots of people say or think that deadlifting is bad for your back. It’s not. Deadlifting with 💩 form is bad for your back. Deadlifting with good form will actually make your back stronger and more resilient to injury. That being said, if you have athletes that deadlift with good form but it still tends … Continue reading Is Deadlifting Bad for Your Back?
Hockey Sock/Slideboard Leg Curls make up a pretty large portion of our lower body posterior chain training. Teaching the glutes and hamstrings to work together in extension of the hip as well as learning the difference between hip extension and lumbar extension is important for long term hamstring and low back health. 👇 The problem … Continue reading Bridging Variations
As a coach, you should continually ask yourself one simple question; what is the best exercise(s) to SAFELY get the adaptation you are afert❓Whatever the answer is, you should do that👇 For our hockey population it’s simple ➡️ our lower body work revolves around Trap Bar Deadlift (keeps them out of deep bilateral hip flexion), … Continue reading Safe and Strong