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August 2010 Blog Posts (28)

Shoulder Mobility and the Fist to Fist - Part I

This is a post that appeared yesterday on my blog at www.zachdechant.wordpress.com. It is Part I of a series on the shoulder that I am doing.

Since the first week of school is upon us this means one thing for the baseball program at TCU; movement screens. The last 4 days of my life have been evaluating, measuring, and deciphering movement. I recently uploaded a few videos that give some quality examples of the overhead squat,…

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Added by Zach Dechant on August 31, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Counting A Rep

Counting A Rep





Counting A Rep

The rep is in three parts

1. Shortening phase

2. Pause and wait for a number

3. The lengthening phase which elicits growth.





The Rep is Everything

Do not lose tension on a rep

Finish where you start

Pause at the top of each rep

Work until you cannot control the descent of…

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Added by Dr.Ralph Cornwell Jr on August 30, 2010 at 11:20pm — No Comments

How to build powerlifting champions

I just spoke to one of the most respected danish strength coaches/powerlifting coaches/olympic weigthlifting coaches.

My friend participated in Seoul 1988 in the heavyweigth class. He later went on to become the national olympicweigthlifting coach and later the national powerlifting coachs.

In the past 7 years he has coached his atheltes to several world championships and several european championships.

Is asked him about his methods: Non linear…

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Added by Karsten Jensen on August 30, 2010 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Every Rep Counts!

Every Rep Counts

Count and record every rep that you do and remember Every Rep Counts

Mike Gittleson was the Director of Strength & Conditioning at the University of Michigan for 30 years and was a part of 15 Football

Championships in that time. He explains, when I coached I put the

following sign on the door. I wanted the players to know that… Continue

Added by Dr.Ralph Cornwell Jr on August 27, 2010 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Coach Barta

One of my coaching buddies who helped me build Network of Coaches and co-authored our Effective Coaching e-book, Dennis Sullivan, keeps bugging me about a terrific book he’s reading.

“Jim, check this out!” he says in a late-night email. “A Kansas high school football coach has the nation’s longest winning streak and you won’t believe his philosophy!

“They’ve won four consecutive state titles … they lost most of their starting line-up from the year before … guys aren’t showing up for… Continue

Added by Jim Demers on August 27, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Link to a blog post on neck training

Here is a link to a blog post on neck training by physical therapist Charlie Weingroff:

http://charlieweingroff.com/2010/08/training-the-neck-dynamically/

Added by Jason Roe on August 26, 2010 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Some flexibility programs promise to double your flexibility "overnigth" and these programs MAY deliver what they promise, depending on the cause of this restriction. But how often have you seen you…

Some flexibility programs promise to double your flexibility "overnigth" and these programs MAY deliver what they promise, depending on the cause of this restriction.

But how often have you seen your athletes "double their flexibility" on the monday only to lose these gains again on the tuesday?

However, in my opinon the best measure of a succesfull flexibility program is a reduced need for stretching over time.

One…

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Added by Karsten Jensen on August 26, 2010 at 9:47am — No Comments

Interview with strength and conditioning expert Ralph Cornwell

Ralph is currently a PhD candidate at Virginia Tech University, where he is conducting research on the effects of neck strengthening protocols on the reduction of traumatic head and neck injuries in sports (that’s not the official title of his research, which I’m sure sounds much better than what I just said-but you get the idea).

Obviously, serious head injuries are a huge problem in sports, and the problem is finally getting a lot of attention. Even The U.S. Congress is now getting…

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Added by Dave Durell on August 25, 2010 at 8:36am — No Comments

Strange but interesting story



19 Ore. football players treated for muscle injury



By Phuong Le, Associated Press Writer

A doctor sums up the illness that hit 19 members of a northwest Oregon high school football team as "very weird." They all suffered muscle damage after a preseason camp.



Three of the McMinnville High School players also were diagnosed with a rare soft-tissue condition called "compartment syndrome," which caused soreness and swelling… Continue

Added by Dr.Ralph Cornwell Jr on August 23, 2010 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Add Muscle Tissue to your Neck and Trapezius-Pad-Up With Muscular Tissue

Pad-Up With Muscular Tissue

There are other ways of protecting athletes from injury, the 5 Way Neck is one of them.…

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Added by Dr.Ralph Cornwell Jr on August 23, 2010 at 7:31am — No Comments

Inverted-vision

Movement is necessary for accurate perception.

Mike Gittleson was the Director of Strength & Conditioning at the University of Michigan for 30 years and was a part of 15 Football Championships in that time. He explains, how to look at your drills through prism glasses.

Perception is the first requirement for acquisition of a motor skill and conversely movement is necessary for accurate perception. Movement gives us the size, shape and depth…

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Added by Dr.Ralph Cornwell Jr on August 19, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How "test workouts" can work FOR or AGAINST you

Just wanted to share this response to a client of mine (54 year old sprinter), who chose to do a 300 even though his program called for 200's. Before this workout he had already missed several workouts due to a sore achilles tendon…

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Added by Karsten Jensen on August 18, 2010 at 9:08am — No Comments

50 reps sets

Every Friday in the off-season we trained the 50 rep leg press.

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Mike Gittleson was the Director of Strength & Conditioning at the University of Michigan for 30 years and was a part of 15 Football Championships in that time.

Early in my career I watched Dr. Ken Leistner train Kevin Tolbert, now

the Head Strength Coach at Stanford University, on a leg press for fifty straight repetitions. The weight was enormous and the… Continue

Added by Dr.Ralph Cornwell Jr on August 15, 2010 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Negative work involves high muscular tension at a low metabolic cost.

Negative work involves high muscular tension at a low metabolic cost.





The Royal Society of London is a place of research and discussion. There are between 1300 and 1400 'Fellows' with 44 being appointed each year. Member Tim Berners-Lee brought us the World Wide Web, Francis Bacon gave us the Scientific Method. Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, Charles Darwin, Ernest Rutherford are just a few of the names of this great scientific… Continue

Added by Dr.Ralph Cornwell Jr on August 13, 2010 at 4:49pm — No Comments

The Footstrike and Plyometrics

Yesterday I received an e-mail from my friend and colleague Brijesh Patel discussing the most ideal way to coach a footstrike in plyometric activities taking into account how the foot and ankle spring systems

work. B wanted to know if there is any difference in between “landing

on your arch” and a forefoot strike in the efficiency of the response.

As is often the case, I think the answer is that “it depends” and,

provided the “on your arch” cue doesn’t force the athlete’s…

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Added by Carson Boddicker on August 11, 2010 at 1:37pm — No Comments

The King is Dead, Long Live the King of Exercises......Neck Training.

Mike Gittleson was the Director of Strength & Conditioning at the University of Michigan for 30 years and was a part of 15 Football Championships in that time. He explains, "The King is Dead, Long Live the King."



The Barbell Squat has been dubbed the King of all exercises. CrossFit enthusiasts argue and say the King is not the barbell squat, but the high repetition air squat or free body squat and others claim the one legged squat is… Continue

Added by Dr.Ralph Cornwell Jr on August 9, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Ankle injury that just won't go away

I'm asking for anyone's help who may have more of a Physical Therapy or Athletic Training background than I do, I sprained my ankle somewhere between 8 - 10 weeks ago, and I went through Physical Therapy for it, and it started to get a lot better, and all the sudden during a legs workout (bulg split squats to be specific) it "cramped" (just the best way I can describe the pain) up on me, made me stop my workout lasted for about 25 minutes. I felt it in the tendon (ATFL I think) I could… Continue

Added by Lakers46 on August 6, 2010 at 10:25pm — 13 Comments

Not Just Football.

The Equation applies to All Athletes.…









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Added by Dr.Ralph Cornwell Jr on August 6, 2010 at 1:10pm — No Comments

The Equation for a better Protected Athlete

Head and Neck Strength Training + Helmet + mouth guard + Proper Coaching Technique = Safer, better Protected Athlete. If any of these variables are missing the equation makes the athlete more vulnerable to injury.…











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Added by Dr.Ralph Cornwell Jr on August 6, 2010 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Pulling Technique In Weightlifting: The Triple Extension vs. The flat-footed/catapult

Coaching is a noble profession and one that comes with great responsibility. The

athletes place their careers and well-being in our hands and trust that

we will provide them with the best opportunities to succeed. Providing

such opportunities is largely based upon the coaches’ abilities and

desires to study and apply the scientific research behind Olympic

Weightlifting. Such material…
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Added by Sean on August 5, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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