Just getting in hours will not do it. Anyone can go through the motions, huff and puff and look like they are working. Just doing work is not good enough; you must train with ICE – Intensity, Concentration, Effort. If you consistently achieve a high ice score eight to ten on a ten-point scale. A score of…Continue
Added by Vern Gambetta on May 12, 2013 at 9:05am — No Comments
It is widely accepted that the Back Squat is the "king" of all lifts.....or to be fair to the ladies we train, the "royalty" of all lifts. In other words, if you were only allowed to do one lift, the back squat would be it. In just the one movement, it provides major athletic benefits (speed, power, flexibility, balance, and of course strength). In just the one movement, it provides major health/wellness benefits because it develops the biggest concentration of muscles in your body, thus…Continue
Quite often in the field of strength/conditioning and athletic performance we hear how workouts and/or training sessions should be fun. I would like to question that I think this is true when working with athletes at a young age, let's say 12 or less; however, as athletes begin to mature the underlying focus should transition towards reward vs fun. From a behavioral perspective "rewards", probably first external and then later internal, are what motivate us forward to engage in a behavior,…Continue
Added by John Mikula, MA, CTRS, CSCS, HFS on May 8, 2013 at 8:37pm — No Comments
Start with a clear picture of the finished puzzle, the picture on the cover of the box. What do want the athlete to look like physically and performance wise at the end of the training program? Keep this picture in mind all the time. This is the ultimate goal of…Continue
Added by Vern Gambetta on May 6, 2013 at 7:45am — No Comments
We have to fix some holes in our conrete where our platforms are. Company doing the work want to put in this "1 thick "Drop Zone" flooring in that area along with cutting out and redoing some concrete....
Any help would be great, you can email or call me also.
Added by John Janecek on May 3, 2013 at 6:31pm — No Comments
Added by Vern Gambetta on April 29, 2013 at 8:21am — No Comments
With elite endurance athletes, such as Division I distance or cross-country runners, VO2max measures are virtually identical (Padulo et al., 2012). Also, aerobic capacity is almost exclusively worked on during practice in many circumstances. With that, sport performance professionals must focus on three main factors:
Added by John P. Wagle on April 26, 2013 at 12:58pm — No Comments
Long term periodisation of the number of effective exercises for a given athlete and client.
It is often stated that beginners should use a high number of different exercises in order to create a "base".
However, some beginners are so unfit that there a very few exercises that they can perform correctly and safely. In other words there is only a low number of exercises available that will help them move forward towards their stated goal.
This observation highlights an…Continue
Added by Karsten Jensen on April 24, 2013 at 2:13pm — No Comments
It is interesting to listen to coach’s talk about what they see when observing movement. Are they really seeing what they think they see? Human vision is incredibly acute and at the same time fundamentally flawed. The longer I coach the more I realize that more often than not we see what we think we see rather that exactly what is happening. Whether we recognize it or not we all have a tendency toward a confirmation…Continue
Added by Vern Gambetta on April 21, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Lets not fool ourselves to get better you have to do the work, that is a given. Make no mistake that everyone who achieves at a high level does the work. All that being said just doing the work is not enough, anyone can work it is work with direction and purpose that produces results. We have this mistaken notion more prevalent today because of the “10,000 hour” myth that all you need to do is to punch the clock,…Continue
Added by Vern Gambetta on April 21, 2013 at 6:59am — No Comments
According to the dictionary "general" means can have several related meanings for example 'not specialised", "not specialised", , "including micellaneous items", "applicable or true in most cases". All these meanings of the word general can relate to the concept of "general strength training" and "general physical preparedness".
The meanings of the word "general" may convey the idea that exercises and training methods in "general strength training" can be chosen without particular…Continue
Added by Karsten Jensen on April 20, 2013 at 5:16pm — No Comments
I wrote an article a while back about basketball periodization, which briefly touched on the strengths and weaknesses of linear periodization (LP) versus nonlinear periodization (NLP). Looking back at that sample scheme now, after learning a great deal more about NLP, I am not crazy about the plan I suggested. This is why sport performance coaches must continue to take…Continue
Added by John P. Wagle on April 20, 2013 at 11:58am — No Comments
Hi folks, just wanted to give all of you the opportunity to see the latest video that I posted, showing the old way vs. the new way, of doing a dumbbell chest press.http://www.RWJExtremeFitness.com
Follow the link above to see the video on my website, then like us on Facebook, if you like the video.
Added by Robert James on April 15, 2013 at 5:08pm — No Comments
If you are in the Norfolk Virginia area April 16th - 18th come visit our booth at the TSAC convention at the Waterside Marriot. Try out the Halo for yourself and see why the USAF,11 NFL teams and dozens of college programs including the Texas Longhorns and the Nebraska Cornhuskers are now using The Halo to strengthen their athletes necks and protect their brains.HaloStrong…Continue
Added by Mike Jolly on April 14, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
If you were to go around and ask your everyday college/professional strength coach what they think about CrossFit, they’d…Continue
Added by Shelton Stevens on April 13, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments
A couple of days ago one of my former White Sox players now beginning his career as a manager in the Orioles Minor League system posted a picture of himself sitting on the front seat of the bus, a traditional place for the head coach or manager to sit. It was great to see him sitting in that position because I know he has worked to earn it. I quickly sent a message off to him to wish him good…Continue
Added by Vern Gambetta on April 12, 2013 at 8:06am — No Comments
In part one of this new podcast series titled ‘The YOUR BEST Mindset’ I am joined by Dr. Carol Dweck, best selling author of ‘Mindset- The New Psychology of Success’.
Below are a few topics from our discussion:
Added by Jeremy Boone on April 11, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments
Soccer incorporates a number of explosive movements, including jumping, kicking, tackling, changing directions, and sprinting. Despite these movements, training soccer players is still dominated by large amounts of aerobic endurance training with very little emphasis on strength and/or power training. The need for a high work capacity is present, but strength training is just as important of a prescription and can be done concurrently with work capacity training (WCT).
Added by John P. Wagle on April 10, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments
The key to successful coaching is planning. The more detailed the planning the better. For me Sunday has always been the day for planning. It has been this way for 44 years, it has almost become a ritual, and certainly it is part of my Sunday routine. During the week I keep detailed notes on the workouts – what worked and what did not work. Did training go according to plan? What adjustments were needed? I use the long-term plan as a guide with each Microcyle having specific goals and…Continue
Added by Vern Gambetta on April 8, 2013 at 7:21am — No Comments