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! 1. Never forget, there is a huge difference between being in a position of authority and being a leader. 2. For team sport athletes, … 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. Enjoy! Podcasts Art of Coaching with Charlie Weingroff Just Fly Performance … Continue reading S&C Week in Review: 6/14
Let's talk mobility. More specifically, thoracic spine mobility. I think it’s safe to say that the majority of T-Spine work is done poorly. It's no one's fault, it's just a tough area to target specifically. You'll often see too much compensation. Too much movement through joints we aren’t trying to target or shouldn’t be producing … Continue reading The Best T-Spine Rotation Exercise?
When we look at developing power with athletes, we do so in 3 different ways. 1. Jumps/Plyometrics = Bodyweight Power. Hurdle Jumps. Hurdle Hops. Bounding.2. Med Ball Throws = Light Implement Power. Slams. Throws. Rotational Tosses. Shot Puts. Chest Passes.3. Olympic Lifts = Heavy Implement Power. Hang Clean. Jump Squats. Snatches. Toss in some sprinting … Continue reading Our 3 Step Framework for Developing Power
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! 1. The best coaching strategy is actually care about the people you work with. You’ll be amazed how much harder athletes will work for … Continue reading Monday Musings
If you are looking to improve power, throwing med balls, with intent and not just going through the motions, it huge. Simple coaching cues to improve intent. ➡️ Break the wall ➡️ Break the ball ➡️ Throw as far as you can ➡️ Throw as hard as you can ➡️ Or put them in positions … Continue reading Med Ball Coaching Cues?
A couple days ago I had someone reach out asking how we setup our strength training with hockey. Block 1 — Sprint, Med Ball & Plyo Block 2 — Loaded Power (Jump Squat, Hang Clean, etc), Core/Mobility Block 3 — Knee Dom, Pull, Core/Mobility Block 4 — Hip Dom, Push, Core/Mobility. As you can see … Continue reading How Do We Structure Our Strength Programs With Hockey?
No, absolutely not. We push single leg strength hard. Probably harder than we do bilateral strength training. Why? Because most sports require both single leg strength and single leg stability to perform at high levels and remain healthy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmg-otKnmX4&feature=youtu.be
At MaxWay Performance we do our fair share of Band Resisted Broad Jumps in our training to train horizontal power while also reducing landing forces that the athlete has to experience because of the band resistance. Adding a slight drop/jump/mini bounce prior to the broad jump is a great way to add some ground reaction … Continue reading A Simple Way to Develop Horizontal Power
Happy Monday and Happy June 1st! 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! 1. Great workout? Don’t forget that rest and recovery is where we actually realize the benefits of exercise. 2. We … Continue reading Monday Musings