Whenever possible I like to program exercises that can check more than once box at a time. A good example would this Bear Position Plank with Banded Shoulder Taps. I am getting both anti-extension and anti-rotation core work with the Bear Position Plank with a moving arm, but also getting some shoulder stability work on … Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Banded Bear Position Shoulder Taps
Thursday Thought — Don’t Overemphasize one Movement Within a Movement PatternA lot of times strength and conditioning coaches overemphasize one movement (think bench press) within a movement pattern, not building in the needed variety an athlete needs for both development and injury prevention. A perfect example is the squat pattern. Within the pattern we program … Continue reading Tip: Don’t Overemphasize one Movement Within a Movement Pattern
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! Want to be a great strength coach? Here's a good place to start... Actually care about the athletes you work with.Training should be looked at as a way to … Continue reading Random Thoughts: October Edition
Pure single leg training should be a large part of any strength and conditioning program that wants to improve performance AND reduce the potential for injury. In our programs we tend to perform a lot of SLDL’s, Skater Squats and 1-Leg Squats to check that box. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB2k5JgbZpk&feature=youtu.be
I get asked the same question a lot...Do I go overhead with overhead athletes? The answer is yes, but not in the way many would think. We don’t ever use a barbell to overhead press and rarely use a dumbbell, but we will use the Landmine to get some vertical pressing. But my favorite might … Continue reading How To Overhead Press with Overhead Athletes
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! Want to develop faster athletes? One, sprint 2-4x a week. Two, strength train 2-4x a week. Three, be patient, speed takes time.Want to be … 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. Before we get to the weekly content, I wanted to remind … Continue reading S&C Week in Review: 10/25
The Ring Fallout is an exercise we use in our Anti-Extension progression, after Stability Ball Rollouts but prior to a Wheel Rollout or Body Saw. If you have mastered the Ball Rollout, give this a try.‼️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHHN-DoK2k4&feature=youtu.be
Over the course of the last few days and weeks I’ve shared a handful of different ways that we use tactile feedback with our core exercises — but there others ways you can use feedback to enhance training. Perfect example...adding a tennis ball 🎾 to the back leg of a Skater Squat. As you can … Continue reading Skater Squat with Tactile Feedback??
Curious as to what a day of the Athlete Train With Craig program looks like? Here you go!This example is the current Day 2 of the October program. A1: 2 Jump Jump SquatA2: Feet Elevated Weighted Side PlankB1: Rear Foot Elevated Split SquatB2: Alternating Dumbbell Floor PressB3: Split Stance Anti RotationC1: 2 Dumbbell RDLC2: Alternating … Continue reading What Does A Typical Athlete Workout Look Like?