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 →

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 →

Cool Core Variation

I think its important to continually find ways to be creative with exercise selection and progressions to prevent routines from becoming stale. I love reading posts from coaches like Ben Bruno, Nick Tumminello and Jim Smith because they are constantly coming up with creative variations of traditional exercises and I enjoy analyzing the "why" factor... Continue Reading →

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