I know this may be a tough pill to swallow, but there is very little carryover when training power in the sagittal plane and athletes actually being able to produce power in multiple planes in sport. If you want an athlete to be powerful in multiple planes, you need to actually train it for both … Continue reading Power Development is More than Just Cleans and Snatches
The Overhead Press is an important and fundamental movement, but lots of people can’t press overhead pain free. This could be because of; 🔹 Poor form🔹 Poor rotator cuff activation🔹 Poor positioning If you are one of these people who tend to have shoulder pain when pressing, give the Bottoms Up Kettlebell Press a shot. … Continue reading Do You Overhead Press Overhead Athletes?
A quick thought... A lot of people look at bilateral strength training as the foundational movement in the program and single leg strength as accessory work. We, however, do the exact opposite. Single leg training is far from accessory work for is. In fact, we push it as harder then we do bilateral work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHAhE8DJGP4
Something that I think we can all agree on...volleyball players tend to have some cranky shoulders. Many volleyball athletes go through tons of arm swings over the course of their careers. Instead of standard bench press that our industry has made our go-to pressing movement, make the Landmine Press their go-to pressing movement. Though the … Continue reading Our #1 Pressing Movement with Volleyball Athletes is…
I love this Side Plank variation that I straight up stole from Eric Cressey because it checks a lot of boxes. I especially like it at this fine if the year with hockey as we are trying to make our lifts as efficient and productive as possible as we are getting towards the end of … Continue reading Side Plank with Horizontal Shoulder Abduction
Happy Monday! Like every other 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 perception an athlete (or client) has about the strength program may be more important than the strength program itself. 2. Leadership isn't … Continue reading Monday Musings
Happy Sunday! 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. Podcasts https://artofcoaching.com/e53-eric-cressey-fatherhood-and-forward-thinking/ Art of Coaching Podcast https://continuefit.com/strength-coach-podcast-episode-271-the-science-of-training-with-dr-andy-galpin/ Book of the Week … Continue reading S&C Week in Review: 1/26
What does an actual day look like when you are programming contrast work❓ I had a couple of people reach out to me asking how our In-Season Day 2, our strength-speed type day, where we tend to perform some contrast work, is set up. The video isn’t a specific day, more of a visual of … Continue reading How Do We Program Contrast Work?
A lot of coaches would tell you that Nordics are the gold standard for hamstring health. I don't think they are a bad exercise. I have no issue with the exercise. But aren't most hamstring strains single leg in nature? Then does in make sense that our go-to exercise(s) would be bilateral? I'm not sure … Continue reading How to Keep Hamstrings Healthy?
Another month, another post full of random thoughts that have been going through my head. Hope it sparks a little thought in people and you enjoy the first installment of the New Year! I think it is much easier to over-train on volume then it is to over-train on intensity. For example, perform 4-5 sets … Continue reading Random Thoughts: January Edition