As a strength and conditioning coach your toolbox has to be large. That is to say that the amount of different training methods, equipment, and techniques that you use, needs to be varied so you may adapt to any situation. With this in mind I have found myself programming Mini Band exercises lately as a method of improving knee stability, and squat patterning. I have found that these Fitness Loops work very well in grooving the patterns and…Continue
Posted on November 6, 2015 at 2:29pm
With the popularization of high intensity training, Crossfit, and other intense training methods, the idea of training to failure has become increasingly more popular. The idea of working so hard that you cannot possibly complete another rep is seen as an important part of training. However is this necessary in athletic training when we are after strength and size gains?
Some athletes and…
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments
I often hear that the squat is the king of exercises. While I believe that exercises are tools and should be used for the right situation, let me just say that I think there are a lot of situations that can benefit from a good ole squat. I constantly find myself reaching into my tool box and pulling out the squat as my exercise of choice. However, when done incorrectly the squat can be dangerous because of the high loads used. So with that in mind…Continue
Posted on June 20, 2014 at 11:26am