Should You Static Stretch to Improve Flexibility?

Should you static stretch to improve flexibility? The answer will depend on which expert you ask. The debate about static stretching and the potential pros and cons is still hotly contested among coaches and rehab experts today. Some will swear by it, such as those who practice yoga. While there are others such as sport... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Glute-Ham Raise Regression

If you are an athlete who is interested in getting faster and more explosive you need to add glute ham raises in your training program if you're not doing so already. Glute-ham raises are fantastic for training the posterior chain which is usually lacking in many people and developing hamstring and hip extension strength which... Continue Reading →

Assessing the Basketball Player

Assessments and corrective exercise are extremely important factor in designing a strength and conditioning program. It doesn't matter the sport you play or the goals you have. The coach needs to have an idea on how you well you move and the easiest way to do that is with a few exercises. Before we get... Continue Reading →

Single Leg Hip Stability Using Bands

Today's post continues along the line of knee health and hip stability as we look to get more  creative in challenging  hip stability to help alleviate knee issues. There are times when the athlete may not be able to perform a single leg reach with their body weight without their knee going everywhere and may... Continue Reading →

Single Leg Variations for Tennis

The necessity for single leg training in your program is undeniable if you are an athlete. Think of the how many movements involve one leg contacting the ground while the other leg is in the air. After reading  Advances in Functional Training by Mike Boyle, and reading a lot of Mike Roberston's articles  looking into... Continue Reading →

Shoulder Mobility Drills

In the last post I talked about shoulder health and the importance of having mobility in the mid back or T-spine. Here are a couple of drills to improve your mid back mobility. The first video is basic soft tissue preparation to loosen up the mid back and work on thoracic extension range of motion... Continue Reading →

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