In the realm of getting fast, there are lots of proposed fixes... lots of things that “look” like they are training speed. But in the end, not as many things truly work as well as they say.Read More >
Are we right to think that full-range “up-and-down” lifts against resistance are the only way to train for athletic speed, power, and even muscle endurance?Read More >
Have you been looking for a training modality that can rapidly deliver gains in speed, power, and vertical leaping ability? If you want to get powerful in a hurry, there are few applications that will deliver this in the manner that the French Contrast platform can.Read More >
Building athletic power is one of the most desired, if not the most desired, quality in athletic performance today. The question is...how do we optimally train it?Read More >
“Discipline = Freedom” - Jocko Willink
Physical preparation may be one of the most saturated and competitive fields in existence. How do you get the edge? In a word: discipline.
Discipline for a performance professional is of the essence. I’ve found discipline manifests itself in the realm of getting things done in two ways:
- Productivity Principles
“To win takes talent… to repeat takes Character” - John Wooden
Take a look at any team dynasty through the years in sports, and behind it all, you’ll see a coach that created a culture of success. Any team can win it all one season, but to repeat success time and time again takes something more.Read More >
We all know things like deadlifts and Olympic lifts are great general posterior chain builders, so I’m going to leave those movements for now in favor of some more over-arching philosophy.Read More >
In the midst of any training program, the idea of measuring and monitoring one’s limits is a vital part of the equation.
How much do you think you might improve in a strength training program if you never knew how much weight was on the bar? The nervous system must test itself to be able to create improved patterning.
It is important to measure and improve one’s abilities in any training program, but the pressing question is, how and when should the maximal abilities of an athlete be measured, especially in terms of absolute strength.Read More >
If there is any one skill that defines an athlete’s ability in team sport, it is the ability to accelerate.
Like most things in Strength and Conditioning, acceleration is extremely trainable. It's entirely possible for an athlete to hack tenths of a second off of their 40 like butter with a good training program, and this shows up big-time on the field.Read More >
What is good lifting technique really? We emphasize how important “proper form” is in our lifting programs, but are we missing what is truly important regarding strength technique?Read More >