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Nielsen - Sport Performance

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High School Coach
Name of School, Team or Business
Brady High School
Job Title
Strength Coach
Past Job Experience
Personal Trainer
Education
Doane College

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HELP! Summer Sports Performance Camp

I need your help!

 

I am running a sports performance camp at the high school I just got hired at, as the new strength coach.

 

This is anything but Ideal, this is why I need some ideas and suggestions.

 

I am starting to put together the program now.

 

Here are the dynamics:

 

It is a 6 week camp, held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday mornings with 3 one hour sessions each day.

I have not met or assessed any one…

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Posted on April 24, 2011 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Mobility Issues

I want to know what you guys are doing to improve mobility. I see it everyday. Lack of Ankle dorsi flexion, Hip Mobility ( IR and ER restrictions) and Thoracic Spine concerns. Also another issue I see is poor scapula retraction. We know what it leads to... knee pain, low back pain, and of course a number of imbalances in the body. Posture is a another terrible thing we see. I am kind of going to leave this open. I want to hear your thoughts. I will reply with what we do. But as far as…

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Posted on April 3, 2011 at 11:36am — 5 Comments

BOSU Ball Use

I will admit that when the Bosu came out, I was pumped about it. I used it all the time, push ups, as a balance board, all sorts of squats, and even for some core exercises. Truth is, I was wasting my time. Here is the deal, if strength is your goal, you have to be pushing from the ground or a solid surface! There is just no way to create enough force off of a bosu ball or an unstable surface. AGREE? 

 

Now, there are a few things I like to use it for. I think it is a great…

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Posted on March 25, 2011 at 10:31am

Shoes OFF!!

Think it doesn't matter what kind of shoes you wear?

 

BS, it does matter. I hate seeing all these shocks and high heal shoes on everyone. Plus what is this fad about not tying your shoes and letting them flop around on your feet? Anyway. Here is my point. When you are doing any lower body posterior chain movement, you need your heal as close to the ground as possible. We take our shoes off for all dead lifts and hip thrusters. Even on some squats we'll take shoes off, just to…

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Posted on March 23, 2011 at 8:22pm — 5 Comments

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At 1:58pm on July 14, 2011, Daniel Margritz said…

Coach Nielsen...How's the summer training and workout programs goin for the athletes there in Brady? All is well here in Lexington so far!

 

 

At 12:08pm on March 26, 2011, Daniel Margritz said…

Nice!

    -Working hard and having that work ethic type of atmosphere is vital for success. Coach Truax there in Lexington had to change the culture and change the mindset of the players that you had to work hard in the weightroom and in film study in order to win on the field. Nice, Concordia U is an awesome place to play ball. We just finished up testing week this past week, and start spring ball tonight under the lights. I put up some pretty good numbers, 4.48 40yd 35 vert, 320 bench, 460 squat, 300 clean. I'm a 185lb fullback. Definitely keep in touch!

-Dan Margritz

At 9:00pm on March 25, 2011, Daniel Margritz said…

Hello Coach Nielsen!

     -Glad to accept ya as a friend, saw you are from Brady. I'm originally from Lexington. I have one more season of football at Concordia University left. I'm a Fitness Studies major, and gonna get my NSCA PT and CSCS certifications after graduation. How's the strength program there at Brady?

-Dan Margritz

 
 
 

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