Shoulder health/pain has become one of the biggest issues seen with athletes of late, but I don’t think keeping shoulders healthy is all that complicated ✔️ have a relatively balanced mixed between vertical and horizontal pressing ✔️ keep the pressing shoulder friendly (dumbbell work, neutral grip floor press, Landmine presses, etc) ✔️ lots of pulling, … Continue reading How We Keep Volleyball Shoulders Healthy
When bands are involved in chin ups most people think band assisted chin ups, but something I’ve been using in my own training and much less common are band resisted chin ups. In this latter variation, you are actually pulling against the band, making the movement more and more difficult as you stretch the band. … Continue reading Band Resisted Chin Ups
In-Season training is all about filling the buckets that aren’t being filled through sport. For most athletes participating in team sports, the conditioning bucket is full, bordering on over-flowing with numerous practices a week and games. What doesn’t get filled are strength, speed, power and various movement patterns. Strength train heavy in-season. Maximally sprint in-season. … Continue reading Filling the Correct Buckets In-Season
In the last 1-2 years we've changed a few things... Programming more ➡️ vertical and horizontal loaded jumps, sprinting, Landmine work (both explosive and pressing), rowing, “shoulder friendly” pressing (Landmine, neutral grip floor press, DB work), 1-Leg work. Programming less ➡️ Olympic lifting, bench pressing, vertical pulling (compared to horizontal rows), bilateral lower body work … Continue reading Have We Made Any Changes in the Program the Last Couple Years?
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. In my opinion, one of the biggest issues facing strength and conditioning right now is a lack of the basics. Way too much fancy/cool looking stuff on … 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 CVASP with Katlyn Haycock Leave Your Mark with Jorge Carvajal Physical … Continue reading S&C Week in Review: 10/27
After posting the Hang Clean video with @unhwhockey 10-14 ago, someone reached out asking why we always Clean from the hang❓ It’s a more specific position for the sport of 🏒 It's a little less technical to teach Keeps the athletes out of deep hip flexion, a position that doesn’t always work well with 🏒 … Continue reading Why We Clean from the Hang
The other day Movement as Medicine posted a circuit performing exercises for a certain period of time, not certain number or reps with heart rate based recovery. So I decided to give it a try. Each exercises was performed for 20 seconds followed by a heart rate recovery to around 70%, going through the circuit … Continue reading Another Density Circuit
Jason Rice asked a very good question the other day on twitter, which was... 🗣 Can someone explain to me what makes the barbell bench press so unique that it MUST be included in a training program? Note: not why pressing strength is important and not why IR should be strengthened. Why you just bench … Continue reading Do You Have to Bench Press?
In-Season lifts with UNH Volleyball. Generally in and out in about 30 minutes. Something explosive. Push and pull things. Squat and hinge. Sprinkle in core work and shoulder care. Done ✅ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl1iQ4d1Www By the way, if you are looking for more volleyball training, I have my Ultimate Off-Season Volleyball training program available! You can get … Continue reading Simple and Effective In-Season Lifts