Are You Recovering From Your Training?

Recovery seems to be the most under utilized aspect of training programs. Working with youth athletes in today's reality means that most kids are balancing their schedules between homework, practice, training and maintaining some form of social life. In addition, with the explosion of cross fit and its many spin offs,  it seems that everyone... Continue Reading →

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Which Squat Variation Should Athletes Use?

I remember seeing Mike Boyle at the Perform Better Summit a few years back and he turned a lot of head’s when he stated that he didn’t back squat athletes. He preferred the front squat variation to the back squat. He eventually added the front squat to the list preferring to go with single leg... Continue Reading →

Strength Training for Youth Athletes Part 1

Our goal as coaches/trainers is to educate and obliterate the myths that exist in our industry pertaining to training specific populations, proper nutrition habits and teaching proper lifting mechanics. Since most of our clients are athletes , the focus is on educating parents on the benefits of strength training for youth athletes and dispelling the... Continue Reading →

Getting Back to Basics

There have been quite a few articles from some highly respected coaches talking about getting back to basics and working on their own limitations to improve and progress with their training: Its My fault Too by Tony Gentilcore Back to Basics: A Challenge for Myself by Molly Galbraith And another article on why you should... Continue Reading →

It’s All in the Coaching

I've had a lot of training related stuff on my mind lately. I think that's what happens when you immerse yourself in the field and attend a ton of seminars to learn from the best in the field. I was lucky enough to see Eric Cressey and Mike Robertson speak on the shoulder and core... Continue Reading →

Back Friendly Core Variation

There is so much core training on the internet its enough to make your head spin. One article talks about how flexion is going to break your back followed by a different post arguing the benefits of flexion. I try not to get caught up in the heated core debate. I listen to what the... Continue Reading →

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