I had an interesting conversation the other day on this topic. A question that often gets asked by parents or players is how to find the right team. Or, is there a better team out there? One worth leaving a current club for? When I was a player, I asked myself this question too. I loved my club, but we … Read More
Links to exercises can be found here. In this challenging time of COVID-19 precautions, here’s a home-based 4-week strength training program for runners who no longer have gym access. Research from groups like Montana Running Lab shows that to improve performance, strength training should be done with moderate to heavy resistance (ex: 60-80% of a 1 rep max) for 3-6 … Read More
For an athlete to get faster, it’s important to understand the mechanics of sprinting. To do that, a physics refresher is needed. Here goes… The “ground reaction force” is the force exerted by the ground when something comes into contact with it. This is important for running, because it’s the mechanism that propels the body forward when an athlete exerts … Read More
Partner workout today. Grab a family member or loved one and get it done. 🙂 Email [email protected] for scaling options. Enjoy!
Happy weekend before the holiday season! Email [email protected] for scaling options. Enjoy!
I’ll admit that the arched-back bench press looks strange. Kind of like a back injury waiting to happen. However, when done correctly, it’s safe and is the preferred technique used for powerlifting. Why? Because the arched position shortens the range of motion needed in competition to push a heavy barbell upward. Is it necessary? Depends on your training … Read More
I’m loving the early edition of this paper in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. There’s no doubt that athletes need to train hard to reach peak performance. But how hard? And how fast should that training ramp up? Thanks to Tim Gabbett for this excellent commentary. In my very humble opinion, clinicians, coaches, and athletes all need … Read More
[ P O W E R, E X P L O S I V E N E S S, Q U I C K N E S S ] To be a better soccer player, all of these are needed. Think about what’s. required to beat an opponent to a ball or a header. Vertical force production is the physics … Read More