If you follow me on Instagram (if you don't why don't you?!?!) you know that I do a weekly Q&A on Sunday's. I find it very enjoyable. I get to answer some question and help people out, and I get to challenge myself a little - a lot of times the questions make me think … Continue reading The Best From the Weekly Q&A
The sign of a good coach in any sport…they are curious, change their minds and evolve as the years go by. Here are a couple things I’ve changed my mind on over the years… Squat or Die — Though not popular with the squat or die community of strength coaches or the strength coaches that … Continue reading Are You A Good Coach?
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❓ It can probably … Continue reading Med Ball Frequency
Failure to train pure 1-leg strength is a meaningful way is one of the biggest mistakes a performance coach can make. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uJLMVbuNzY
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! Do you have to use barbells? No. Do you have to use dumbbells? No. Do you have … 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: 7/18
Here is a simple core movement, the Bear Position Body Saw, that can be done on any surface that a towel would slide on, making it a nice option for people working out at home. Beware, it’s extremely difficult though! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ygFhA-qx6c How do we categorize core work? What does our core work look like? What … Continue reading Can You Handle the Bear?
And we are back with another month of the General Fitness Train With Craig program! This example is the current Day 1 of the July program. A1: Hurdle Jump with Mini Bounce A2: Rotational Overhead Slam A3: Reverse Crunch B1: Band Kettlebell Swing B2: Standing Rotational Toss B3. 1-Arm Overhead Carry C1: Eccentric Landmine Squat … Continue reading Train With Craig July General Fitness Program Example
Each and every athlete I work with with will get very used to the med ball side toss for a handful of reasons: ☑️ Transfer power from the ground, through the core, and out the hands ☑️ Teach/train the hip rotators to develop power in a sport specific manner, like taking a shot in 🏒 … Continue reading What Does Our Rotational Toss Progression Look Like?
How do you develop power in athletes? By sprinting, and timing those sprints. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kegXo5r0zxs By performing plyometrics. Hurdle Jumps. 1-Leg Hop variations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGoiHlAzC9Y By throwing med balls. Slams. Throws. Rotational tosses. Shot Puts. Chest Passes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=107UkWKHCaA By implementing loaded power. Snatches. Cleans. Jump Squats. Split Jerks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcOtzlTj2Sc And not one of these, all of these! … Continue reading A Well Rounded Approach to Developing Power