I think I am going to try to start a new series here, calling it Monday Musings (obviously). Here is my thought; after a week in the weight room, listening to podcasts and reading, I'll dump a quick thought or two or three things that are going through my head. Lots of really smart people … Continue reading Monday Musings
Got a lot of engagement with various coaches on Twitter with this thought the other day. Though I am not a huge proponent of excessive loading of the bilateral squat (back/front squat) I do think it’s important to be able to perform the squat pattern well as it is a basic, fundamental movement pattern. As … Continue reading Heels Elevated Bilateral Squatting?
Recently I was skimming through Movement by Gray Cook as I typically do every once in a while with some of the better material out there. The first thing I noticed – Gray has a ton of good quotes that really make you think. And since I’m all about things that make you think a … Continue reading 20 Thought Provoking Gray Cook Quotes
It's a new month, so here are 10 quick and random thoughts that have been floating around my brain recently. If nothing else I hope it makes you think a little. Enjoy! 1. Most elite/above average athletes have more reactability then they do stability. For example, if you have them perform a 1-Leg Linear Hurdle Hop … Continue reading Random Thoughts: April Edition
It's a new month, so here are 10 quick and random thoughts that have been floating around my brain recently. If nothing else I hope it makes you think a little. Enjoy! 1. The trunk stability push up (TSPU) or anti-extension strength/stability is huge in female populations. There is actually some research showing that a … Continue reading Random Thoughts: March Edition
"The most dangerous phrase in the language is "we've always done it this way." - Grace Hopper Hockey, more specifically the skating stride, is essentially a single leg sport/movement. As a result, we tend to think 1-leg plyo's are important/beneficial. We tend to think 1-leg strength exercises are important/beneficial. So why wouldn't we think that … Continue reading 1-Leg Hang Clean?
1. Corrective exercise is the icing on the cake, not the actual cake. Various mobility and stability drills are great and they are needed in a lot of cases, but they aren’t as important as the big/core fundamental movements. Getting strong is still the best corrective out there. If the big/core fundamental movements you are … Continue reading Random Thoughts: January Edition
I hope everyone had a great week - here are a handful of articles and podcasts you can dive into! Articles Is The Deadlift the Real King of all Exercises? 3 Things Every Coach Should Learn From Crossfit by Joel Jamieson 5 Ways to Improve Skating Speed by Michael Boyle 15 Static Stretching Mistakes by … Continue reading Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read and Listen To
“The risk reward is just in favor of the deadlift over the squat for most people.” – Gray Cook Sport = hip hinging. Generally speaking, if you ask someone to show you their best vertical or broad jump but have them stop in the bottom position right before they were to jump, they’ll be in … Continue reading Is the Deadlift the real King of all Exercises?
Anyone that knows me knows that I am a huge fan of Gray Cook - I think the guy is brilliant. Gray is the creator of the FMS, has written a book called Movement, and is generally regarded as one of the leaders in the physical therapy and strength & conditioning professions. Over the years … Continue reading 30 Gray Cook Quotes