The other day I posted on the type of upper body pressing that we perform with our adult clients. From that, I received a few questions on the type of upper body pulling we perform with our adult clients, and more specifically, do we perform chin/pull ups? The short answer and yes and no. No, … Continue reading Programming Pulling Movements with Adult Populations
Looking for a simple and effective shoulder pre-hab movement to program with the overhead athletes that you work with? Try the 3-Way Standing Shoulder Circuit. This is very similar to the standard prone Y-T-W shoulder circuit done with light dumbbells on a bench, except now we are standing in a more functional manner. ☑️ The … Continue reading A Simple Shoulder Prehab Movement…
The Deabug is an anti-extension position that we use with both athletes and general fitness clients to help teach them how to control their core. Like the Front Plank progression, many people would think that this progression is too easy or that they are too advanced, but you will be shocked with the amount of … Continue reading Are Deadbugs a Part of Your Core Program?
If you were to walk into MaxWay Performance during our adult training times, you’d quickly notice that most all of our upper body pressing is ‘shoulder friendly’, with tons of Landmine Press variations, push ups and floor press variations making up a huge amount of our pressing exercises. Why? Because a lot of adults have … Continue reading How We Approach Pressing With Adult Populations
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! "Have all your athletes run a mile. The ones who come last will be your best, most powerful athletes." – Charlie FrancisCoaches need to … 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: 4/25
One of the most overlooked benefits to med ball training is the fact that you can perform med ball work often without any issues. Sprinting, performing power work like Olympic lifts, heavy strength work or hard conditioning daily would crush the CNS and eventually lead to breakdowns physically. But med ball work can probably be … Continue reading Little Thought of Benefit to Med Ball Work?
Though the Goblet Squat is without a doubt our #1 squat variation with the younger athletes that we work with, we will perform some Front Squats with some of our older athletes, especially our older athletes that need to Front Squat when they go back to their college program. The movement is a great lower body strength … Continue reading Do We Squat?
“The point of lifting weights is to force stress into a movement pattern.” – Gray Cook When it comes to heavy bilateral lower body strength training I am a much bigger fan of the trap bar deadlift as opposed to back squatting or front squatting for various reasons; ☑️ Lower barrier of entry because less … Continue reading Our Go-To Bilateral Lower Body Movement
🗣 Why Do WE Perform Contrast Training? ☑️ Potentiation, Manipulating the CNS & Enhanced Rate of Force Development. When Do We Implement It in Our Program? ☑️ Usually at some point during the off-season with our older and more experienced athletes. How Do We Implement It in Our Program? ➡️ We pair a strength movement … Continue reading Uni-lateral Contrast Training?