Complex Training: pairing a biomechanically similar strength exercise (we go with 3-5 reps) with a power exercise (we go with 5-8 reps depending on the exercise) to improve power development. Here are some examples of how we’ve implemented it with our upper body pulling. Inverted Row — Overhead SlamAlternating Bat Wings — Overhead SlamChin Up … Continue reading A Simple Way to Improve Power?
“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 Why I Love the Trap Bar Deadlift
Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! 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! At some point, more and more strength isn’t going to help an athlete be any more successful … 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: 6/27
Training female athletes is no different then training male athletes. All bones are the same. All muscles are the same. Much like male athletes, female athletes want to get better, they want to get strong and do everything they can to prevent injuries and improve their athletic performance. Therefore, they should be trained the same. … Continue reading Training Female Athletes
I always see people arguing online about power development. Some say Hang Cleans are the best. Some say Hang Snatches are the best. Some say you have to pull from the floor. But in my opinion, force is force. I like cleans and snatches as much as anyone, and we perform them both,, but you … Continue reading Force is Force?
Want to challenge upper body strength, mobility and core mobility all in one simple drill❓ Try the Slideboard Push Up‼️ A really simple (but not easy) with a lot of bang for your buck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7RYmbClJaI How do we categorize core work? What does our core work look like? What are our progressions and regressions? All … Continue reading A Tough Core Challenge…
The Ring/TRX/Strap Row (whatever you call it) may be my favorite upper body pulling movement but one that may technique flaws are often seen. Don’t... ❌ Sag the hips.❌ Over extend at the low back.❌ Poke the head through. Instead, ✅ Move the scapula through a full range of motion.✅ Keep the body a straight … Continue reading Ring Rows Do’s and Don’ts…
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! Great coaching is built on trust.What am I personally training for? Life. To be strong and healthy as I age.Learning the fundamentals in the weight room seems boring, but … Continue reading Random Thoughts: June Edition
Happy Monday! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! 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! No matter where you are in your lifting career, you should be lifting heavy…but not at … Continue reading Monday Musings