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: 10/31
I love Olympic lifts. We use them all the time with our athletes, no matter the sport.But I am also not naive enough to think that all athletes NEED to perform/learn them or that there aren’t alternatives that can result in many of the same benefits. Which is why you will see a variety of exercises … Continue reading Developing Power WITHOUT Olympic Lifts
First and foremost, this isn’t an absolute. This isn’t to say you can’t eat things that have a marketing department. Cause the reality is a ton of high quality foods have marketing departments. But the point is, you are better off eating food that doesn’t have some catchy marketing campaign behind it, like chips, ice … Continue reading Food With Marketing Departments…
Our field consistently messes this up. Just so we are all on the same page when it comes to jumping... 🔹 A Jump = double take off and double leg landing, like a Box Jump, Hurdle Jump, Seated Box Jump, etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_83aQVEjBo 🔹 A Hop = single leg, starting and finishing on the same leg … Continue reading Jump vs. Hop vs. Bound
One of my favorite exercises and also an exercise that I don’t feel is programmed nearly enough in all populations is the Lateral Squat. There are numerous benefits to the Lateral Squat, IMO the biggest being the fact that it gets people into the front plane, something many people don’t do enough of. Getting in … Continue reading Should You Lateral Squat?
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! Health has to come before performance.I agree that programming needs to be evidence based. But what it … 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: 10/24
Training and developing the ability to resist extension of the lumbar spine may be the most important part of core training for both performance and health/injury prevention. It is also the place we start with all the athletes and clients we work with. Once someone has mastered a Front Plank, our go-to movement is a … Continue reading Core Training 101
Week 3 of training in the October Train With Craig program, which means I have some workouts to share with everyone! Here is an example of our Day 3 in the October Athlete Program. The Athlete program is a 3-day a week program that can be cut down to 2-days a week for any athlete … Continue reading More Train With Craig Programming
During the season hockey players perform a ton of rotational movements through actions like shooting or passing the puck. As much as I love rotational med ball work, doing more rotational work during this time period is probably trying filling a bucket that’s already overflowing. I would always save most all our rotational med ball … Continue reading No Rotational Med Ball Work With Hockey Players?