In my last article I described how to program Olympic lifts for field athletes. I want to expand on this topic and give examples of training programs that address beginner, intermediate, and advanced level athletes incorporating the Olympics lifts.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 >
The full-time strength coach as a profession is still in its infancy. In 1988 when I graduated from college, there were only a handful of collegiate and professional strength and conditioning coaches. Little did I know that 25 years later, I would be working in this amazing, challenging field, shaping the lives of young athletes.Read More >
Ah it’s finally here! The college guys are home, all of the high school guys are finishing up school, and our summer strength and conditioning program is underway!Read More >
This is installment 4 of a 4-part series on off-season training for competitive CrossFit. Today we will be diving into what you need to do to dominate the competition floor.Read More >
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears and reconstruction are very common in the world of athletics. Either you know of someone who has had their ACL reconstructed or you have yourself. (Prior to being a physical therapist, I had mine reconstructed TWICE!)Read More >
This is installment 3 of a 4-part series on off-season training for competitive CrossFit. Today we we be diving into what you need to do to build unstoppable repeatability.
To succeed in CrossFit, you need the ability to repeat near maximum efforts with as little rest as possible.
It’s not enough to simply have a high one rep max or a large unbroken set of muscle-ups. How many reps at 90% of your max power clean can you do in 8 minutes?Read More >
The governing rule for all strength and conditioning or general performance training programs is the S.A.I.D. principle.
The S.A.I.D. principle stands for Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands.
Essentially, what this tells us is that the body will adapt and respond based on the specific physical demands we place upon it. Simply put, tell the body what outcome you want, and it will make the physical adaptations.Read More >
A three-part series dedicated to the discussion of long-term athletic development for athletes and coaches. Athletes and new lifters are often beingpushed too hard, too fast. What actually goes into training, coaching, and developing an athlete or lifter from young/novice trainee to a superstar?Read More >