Here’s a video demonstrating some "self help" strategies for improving upper body posture and mechanics. These tools are acceptable replacements for athletes who don’t have access to a qualified therapist or soft tissue specialist. They are all relatively inexpensive as well (even the Arm Aid, which is worth it’s weight in gold).
The implications of upper body restorative strategies should also be viewed "from…Continue
Posted on July 29, 2010 at 6:43am
If you’re going to open a sports performance facility in a small space, prepare to answer the question "but how do you train speed and agility"? Understandably, most athletes and parents expect turf, track lanes, and elaborate cone drills from their "speed and agility" resource. As you can see from our videos, we have neither of those luxuries (yet). Ironically, if there was one component of training that we believe sets our model apart from other…Continue
Posted on July 29, 2010 at 6:41am
First off, I really appreciate that you’re reading this article. "Regressing" is not a sexy way to begin a title. Most trainers want secrets, progressions, and new variations to "mix it up". Deciding to take a look at this entry shows you understand the importance of constructing a complete toolbox to provide appropriate exercise prescription to all of your athletes and clients. Thank you.
A little while ago I demonstrated how to…Continue
Posted on July 29, 2010 at 6:30am
Looks can be deceiving! With the majority of medicine ball progressions consisting of rotational throws and slams, it can appear that these exercises are custom-made for rotational or throwing athletes. Surely, medicine ball exercises are an easy sell to baseball, tennis, hockey athletes, etc; however, if we change our perspective slightly, it is clear that every athlete can benefit from med ball work.
Medicine balls are just an implement, as universal as a dumbbell or cable…Continue
Posted on April 27, 2010 at 5:39pm
A few posts back, I explained the theoretical consequences of coaching an athlete to "get on their toes". For this week’s post, I decided to provide some close up, visual evidence of my stance (no pun intended).
Here is a video of an adolescent female tennis player and male baseball/basketball player. Both athletes compete or practice with their team or private instructor six, if not seven days a week (not including a training session at Empower). Both athletes’ tendency is to shift…Continue
Posted on April 22, 2010 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment