How often are the people you train getting into different planes? It’s important, for both sport and life, that you expose people and their musculature to more then just the sagittal plane. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7ZW_KLk_cw
It’s not how much of something we can do, it’s how little we can do and still make performance gains. The goal should to never let today ruin tomorrow, to accept small gains one day and then move on to the next with the same small goal in mind.
As most people know we spend a decent amount of time performing both eccentric and isometric because of the injury prevention aspects that come with those toe of muscle contractions. But, another big reason why we perform our fair share of tempo work that doesn’t get talked about as much ➡️to stimulate some aerobic capacity. … Continue reading Tempo Split Squats
🗣 Every athlete, regardless of sport, should be performing sled work, whether it be marches and sprints for speed development/acceleration, crossover work to get into the frontal plane and train the groin in a functional way, drags, or even continuous work for conditioning. Lots to like, not much to dislike. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eMhvOvlqmGM
Happy Monday after a beautiful weekend here in the northeast. 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! Psychology > Physiology. You can have all the technology. You can have every new piece of equipment. You can have … Continue reading Monday Musings
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. Enjoy! Podcasts Like most weeks there was a lot of good listening material. … Continue reading S&C Week in Review: 6/2
Looking for a way to spice up the traditional Anti-Rotation Press? Try this one out. I stole this gem from PJ Strebel. Adding a march to the movement adds a dynamic component to the movement and requires a LOT of stability - you'll be shocked how demand this is on the core. I would simply … Continue reading Anti-Rotation Press with a March
In the second video you see the same exercise with more of a forward trunk lean and less knee bend. The cool thing is that both variations are correct ➖ both are going to train the lower body, with slightly more emphasis depending on what ‘version’ someone performs. 🔹 If you want to hit the … Continue reading Is the Trap Bar Deadlift a Squat or a Hinge?
A couple of our tissue remodeling movements for the posterior chain that I have taken from Anthony Donskov that we use early in the off-season with the goal to undue the chronic postural imbalances that the sport of hockey places on the athlete. We are calling these either Single-Leg or 2-Leg Hanging Leg curls. Because … Continue reading Reconditioning Hockey Hamstrings
The shoulders and the hips are the two most mobile joints in the body. Because of that, in order to keep those joints healthy, I think it’s imperative that you learn to stabilize those joints through the training process with movements that are purely 1-Leg or 1-Arm. Things like 1-Leg Plyo work, various 1-Leg Squat … Continue reading Pure Uni-Lateral Work for Shoulder and Hip Health