Cincinnati – Tuesday, June 28, 2011 – Dynavision Sports has hired Dan Sellers as a national business development specialist. Effective immediately, Dan’s job is to accelerate the integration of Dynavision technology throughout professional, collegiate and youth athletic programs across the country.
Dan Sellers attended the University of Cincinnati on an athletic scholarship, going on to play six years of professional football…Continue
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There is an assistant strength and conditioning position open at Tennessee State University. You can apply at www.tnstate.edu
In past years I have written this wrap-up within a day or two of the conclusion of GAIN but this year it has taken me a bit longer to assimilate the whole experience. Frankly I was a bit overwhelmed by the whole thing. It was an experience. We grew from 42 participants last year including…Continue
Added by Vern Gambetta on June 28, 2011 at 2:58pm — No Comments
CrossFit Hustle Coaching Tips, Part 3 of 4
As coaches, we’re paid to know. Our athletes expect us to be able to know where the elbows need to be in a front squat and what needs to be in their fridge at home. We often explain movement to athletes, but do not take the time to ask questions.
There are two types of questions you should consistently ask: one that ensures understanding and the other to promote comprehension.
• With new athletes not hip to our…Continue
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CrossFit Hustle Coaching Tips, Part 2 of 4
As a coach, you know the ins and outs of movement. You know the muscles being worked and whether the anterior or posterior chain is being utilized to complete the task. As you should!
When it comes to coaching, the athlete doesn’t need to know all the fun knowledge you’ve picked up over the years. They need to know how to complete the movement…Continue
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CrossFit Hustle Coaching Tips, Part 1 of 4
After a while of coaching, we can spot flaws in movement a mile away. While it’s important the athlete know what they’re doing incorrectly, it’s more important they know how to fix it. This is where verbiage is most important. Using sentences that emphasize the “Do” of an act will fix problems faster than the “Don’t”. Here are two examples. Decide which you’d rather hear as a…Continue
Added by Rich Vos on June 28, 2011 at 12:28pm — No Comments
No doubt on certain topics I am a bit of a cynic and a confirmed curmudgeon and one of those topics is barefoot running. What is the big deal? Barefoot running has been in my toolbox since I was athlete. I did not know about forefoot, rear foot, varus or valgus back in the day but I figured out quickly that if an athlete ran barefoot they ran quietly and quiet…Continue
Although this is written specific to soccer it can easily apply to all game sports at the youth/developmental level. In this case think of the principles behind the this not what is sport specific.
1. When is it appropriate to begin formal speed…Continue
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LOS ANGELES – Friday, June 24, 2011 – NBA prospects Brandon Knight and twins Markieff and Marcus Morris were recently featured on episodes of ESPN: Sport Science, highlighting their mental and physical agility as they gear up for the draft. The segments were centered around Dynavision Sports’ I-SPAN training technology, which measures players’ visuo-motor and movement skills under varying conditions.
“As a point guard, you have to be able to think a couple of…Continue
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STILLWATER - Oklahoma State Director of Athletics Mike Holder has announced that the University will begin construction on the Sherman E. Smith Training…Continue
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Ivan Abadjiev knows a thing or two about heavy lifting.
U.S. weightlifters haven't won an Olympic gold medal for 40 years. Now they're hoping the Bulgarians can…Continue
Added by Brian Harris on June 22, 2011 at 8:06pm — No Comments
Dear Strength Coach,
I learned and developed the speed cross crawl as an exercise for sprinters. However, when the speed cross crawl is done in the right interval format, it is a great exercise to bring out definition in the abdominal region
The speed cross crawl is a part of our soon to be released “Ground Based Abs” program, that can be yours FOR F.R.E.E
Added by Karsten Jensen on June 22, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Guest blog from ESPN's Chris Low:
Kevin Yoxall, Auburn’s veteran strength and conditioning coach, stopped making predictions on guys a long time ago.
But in terms of how hard a kid has worked in the weight room and how much bigger and stronger he’s gotten in a little more than a year, Yoxall doesn’t mind saying that sophomore defensive end Craig Sanders might be somebody to keep an eye on in the fall.
“I look for the young man to become a player in this…
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Even though I consider the typical “shoulder” day ridiculous, in my opinion there are many ways to do certain overhead lifts properly (aka not seated) to keep a person’s shoulder safe. Typically, the best athletes generate the most force through their lower extremity whether it is sprinter, baseball player throwing a ball, soccer playing kicking a ball, or a football player creating power from his feet to lay a hit. Basically, the legs are the powerhouse to produce the power in athletic…Continue
Strength Performance Network was forwarded the following email regarding the death of Strength and Conditioning Coach Terrance Brooks:
"I am saddened by the loss of fellow Strength & Conditioning Coach and great friend Terrance Brooks. Coach Brooks, the Director of Strength & Conditioning at Sacramento State University, died Monday during surgery at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento,…Continue
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