People know I am a huge fan of single leg work and that the vast majority of our training revolves around single leg work. Which begs the question, what single leg exercises do I like the most and/or program the most? These aren’t the only single leg exercises we use and there are plenty others … Continue reading My 5 Favorite Single Leg Exercises
Month: September 2020
Random Thoughts: September Edition
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! Just a thought...If most strength coaches would agree that the Landmine Press is a more shoulder friendly variation of overhead pressing compared to overhead pressing with a dumbbell and … Continue reading Random Thoughts: September Edition
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. If you focus on being good at what you do and not trying to impress people, you’ll probably impress people with how good you are … Continue reading Monday Musings
S&C Week in Review: 9/27
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. Before we get to the weekly content, I wanted to remind … Continue reading S&C Week in Review: 9/27
Exercise of the Week: Stability Ball Deadbug
I am a huge fan of deadbugs for a lot of reasons, the biggest being that they are a ‘lower level’ anti-extension core exercise that most everyone can do (athlete or general fitness client). We use a lot of different variations, but one of my favorites is using the Stability Ball. By creating a little … Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Stability Ball Deadbug
Our Core Training
Our Core Training No crunches. Not sit ups. No leg lifts. No Russian twists. No quick ‘ab’ session to start or finish a workout. We use exercises that resist extension, flexion and rotation, loaded carries and get ups. We use exercises that demand core stability not core strength, exercises where the goal is to not … Continue reading Our Core Training
Landmine Split Jerk > Snatching?
Just a thought... If most strength coaches would agree that the Landmine Press is a more shoulder friendly variation of overhead pressing when compared to overhead pressing with a dumbbell and especially a barbell, then wouldn’t the same be true when going overhead for power work? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gHtWSrcojs&feature=youtu.be
Your Go-To for Fixing the Squat?
Anyone who has worked with athletes knows that it is not uncommon to see inability to simply bodyweight squat to parallel with proper form. Lack of ankle mobility? Lack of hip mobility? Lack of core stability? Could be one, all, or a combo of two. What’s the first and easiest fix? Raise the heels. Raising … Continue reading Your Go-To for Fixing the Squat?
Well Rounded Power Development
Research has shown that sagittal plane power production doesn’t carryover to frontal/transverse/rotational power nearly as much as people would like to think — and most sports require a great deal of non-sagittal plane power. To develop power outside of the sagittal plane and have it carryover to sport, you need to specifically train it. How … Continue reading Well Rounded Power Development
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! Working with hockey players? Use the Sled Crossover during the off-season. The Sled Crossover is a staple movement in the offseason for hockey as … Continue reading Monday Musings