Here is an excellent yet simple way to progress the Anti-Rotation Press by adding some perturbations. The erratic/less predictable movement of the perturbations challenge both the larger core musculature but also the smaller stabilizers that are important for health and performance, all while adding a slight shoulder stability component. We typically perform 2-3 sets of … Continue reading Anti-Rotation Press with Perturbations?
Tuesday Tip 💭 — get athletes into the frontal plane more. Sports are played in various planes, and their training should reflect that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fc8quAVAG8&feature=youtu.be
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! Sleep is the low hanging fruit that both athletes and general population people can use to improve both health and performance.Exercise should never be used as … 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: 3/28
The lying version of the Med Ball Chest Press is one of the easiest and most effective exercises to build a more powerful upper body and increase your pressing strength. Though very similar to the Standing Med Ball Chest Pass, in the lying version you need to decelerate and the accelerate the med ball, something … Continue reading Exercise of the Week: Partner Lying Med Ball Chest Pass
I’ve posted this before but I figured I would post it again. One of the biggest issues I see with 1DB or 1KB Overhead Pressing is that athletes have the tendency to lean back and extend through the lumbar spine. Using the half roller seems to help create more tension throughout the core which limits … Continue reading A Better Way to Overhead Press?
The Kettlebell Swing is a staple heavy implement power exercise that we use with our adult population. The movement helps develop explosive hip extension in a safe and effective manner that will carryover to many recreational sports (tennis, golf, etc) and every day life. If the Swing isn’t a staple with your adult clients, I … Continue reading Kettlebell Swing in Adult Populations
Is there anything more important then training the scapular stabilizers in Overhead athletes when trying to keep shoulders healthy❓ Probably not. Which is why all our go-to upper body pulling movements are horizontal pulls and stay away from overhead pulling movements like chin ups or pull ups. The closest thing we get to overhead pulling … Continue reading 4 Staple Pulling Movements with Overhead Athletes
A training protocol I’ve stolen from Anthony Donskov’s work is adding Isometric Multi Holds for our last set of certain exercises on work capacity days for more time under tension and working more isometric work into the program, among other things. How it works 👇 👉 Perform the required amount of reps then hold for … Continue reading RFE Split Squat Multi Holds
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! The in-season period is far too long for it to be looked at as a maintenance period.For better or worse, athletes will quickly meet … Continue reading Monday Musings