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 →

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Random Thoughts on the Functional Movement Screen

This past weekend we hosted the Functional Movement Screen level one certification at our facility. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the FMS it was created by Gray Cook and Lee Burton as a way to score and grade movement and predict potential injuries based on the score. You can check out more... Continue Reading →

3 Things I Learned in 2012

2012 was a big year in terms of continuing my education and having an understanding of how the body works and how different segments of the body can affect each other. Below are 3 aha moments that I learned in 2012 and how they are related to each other. 1. Extension is the new flexion.... 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 →

Wall Slide Variation with Bands

Wall slides are a great "bang for your buck" exercise to keep the shoulders healthy especially if you're an athlete involved in overhead sports or are coming off a shoulder injury. Here are a few reasons why I like using wall slides so much. 1. Improving shoulder external range of motion. I remember first learning... 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 →

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