I’ve been playing around with adding the Bird Dog Row with some of my groups, but we don’t really use it as a ‘Pulling’ exercise in our program, similar to a DB Plank Row we use it as more of a core exercise ➖it’s tough to do this well without creating tension from head to … Continue reading Rowing for Core Stability?
🗣I can’t tell you how much I love seeing more people jump on the Trap Bar Jump/Pull train. The force plate data shows it produces the same (often more) force and is WAY easier to teach with much less risk. No brainer if the goal is increased power production. The data from Comfort et al … Continue reading Trap Bars for Improved Power Production?
Happy Monday after another beautiful weekend here in the northeast, where the weather finally seems to be turning into summer after an extremely rainy spring. That being said, 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! Alan Bishop … 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 Some really, really good listens this week, to the point where … Continue reading S&C Week in Review: 6/9
I am a much bigger fan of the Slideboard/Slider lunge when compared to a traditional walking lunge. It is slightly more hip dominant which tends to be a little more friendly for people with knee issues (which seems like a lot of people these days). It seems to allow for a more explosive concentric portion … Continue reading Why I Prefer the Slideboard Lunge
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