Here is a great exercise for people that need something a little more challenging then a traditional Body Saw in their Anti-Extension progression that Cressey Sports Performance posted a couple of weeks ago, that is MUCH more difficult then it looks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icvIDHjCl9w
🗣 I think we’ve had it backwards all along — speed improves everything else, not everything else improves speed. ➖ Devan McConnell 🗣 Sprinting under 95% is like trying to bang a crooked nail. If you only sprint at 85% you won’t get the injury inoculation and you won’t get any faster. ➖ Mike Young … Continue reading Sprinting > Everything Else?
Though I prefer single leg movements for various reason and they make up the majority of our strength work, especially in-season, I do incorporate bilateral strength work in the off-season via Trap Bar DL with our hockey population when trying to build general strength. We like this more then Back Squatting or Front Squatting when … Continue reading Why We Prefer Trap Bar DL with Hockey Populations
Happy Monday and the day after Mother's Day! I had a great Italian dinner at Ristorante Molise in Amesbury, Mass. If anyone is in that area and likes Italian food, I highly recommend it. Now on to what you came here for. Here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week … Continue reading Monday Musings
Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there! 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 every … Continue reading S&C Week in Review: 5/12
An easy way to increase the difficulty and add a dynamic component to the traditional Anti-Rotation Press is to add some slow circles to the movement. We go through our standard progression, using this towards the end of the progression for 2-3 sets of 3-5 circles each way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MM9qbxkvB0
One of the biggest changes we’ve made in the last 12+ months is adding more isometric work into our training, year round, thanks to a lot of the work Anthony Donskov has been putting out the last 2-3 years. 🔹We’ll program Overcoming Isometrics prior to a max effort lift like a split squat pin pull … Continue reading How We Program Isometric Work
Had a really great question today about how we program med ball work. Like everything else, there is a logical thought process to what we do. In the off-season it’s really simple ➡️everyone, no matter the sport, will perform throws, slams, tosses, shot puts and any other general med ball work. Our goal is to … Continue reading Our Thought Process on Programming Med Ball Work
“Stabilizers weren’t designed to do anything for 3 sets of 10 reps.” ➖ Gray Cook. The rotator cuff is built for stability and is reflex driven, and the two things that stimulate better reflex stabilization are compression and distraction. Which is why loaded carries are a big part of our shoulder health training. The weight … Continue reading Loaded Carries for Improved Shoulder Health?
Happy 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! Unpopular opinion: any non-contact soft tissue injury in team sports is unacceptable. Same goes for non-contact ligament tears as well. It doesn’t matter what gym records an athlete … Continue reading Monday Musings