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November 2010 Blog Posts (28)

Organization of Training

This week on I started another series, this one on the organization of training. Part 1 is an introduction on periodization that includes the basic components that are needed to structure a logical

progression of sets and reps.

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Added by Mike Zawilinski on November 8, 2010 at 12:15am — No Comments

Getting under the bar.

When doing Weightlifting (Olympic Lifts, OL), there are many technique driven cues that we use. Triple extension is the big one; although I could argue that we really don't need to stress the ankle extension... that's another post! Keep the bar close, sit back, stay on your heels, explode, quick move, etc, etc. Getting under the bar is what I want to talk about, though. What does it mean?

First, we do a lot of front squatting (with a clean grip) for several reasons. 1) It is a great… Continue

Added by Jesse Webber on November 5, 2010 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Yin and Yang of Training

There are some fundamentals of yin and yang in training that must be observed. Hard work must be balanced by easy work. Increase a load in one area and you must decrease a load in another area. Essentially go back to high school biology, to the most fundamental principle you learned – Homeostasis. Essentially the body will always seek a state of Homeostasis. As coaches through training we are constantly working to adjust that state to a higher level, no more complicated than that. To achieve… Continue

Added by Vern Gambetta on November 5, 2010 at 9:52am — No Comments

Dynavision Sports Adds New Client to Roster

Tulsa, Okla. – Nov. 3, 2010 – Dynavision Sports inked a deal this week with Elite Sports Performance, a training facility located in Anchorage, Alaska. The facility ordered Dynavision’s I-SPAN Dynamic Reactive Trainer and will be integrating the technology into its athletes’ workout regimens immediately upon arrival.

“I have worked with a Dynavision unit before and recently came across the I-SPAN on the company’s…


Added by David Harris on November 4, 2010 at 9:06am — No Comments

The Ralph Cornwell Files- Three Ways To Innervate The Lower Trapezius

Three Ways To Innervate The Lower Trapezius

Ralph Cornwell is a Ph.D. candidate in health promotion/human performance at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Prior to pursuing his Doctoral Degree he was a collegiate

strength coach.

Although it is one continuous… Continue

Added by Dr.Ralph Cornwell Jr on November 3, 2010 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Fundamental Disconnect

In many sport development programs there is a fundamental disconnect from the inception of training. Development programs for youth, junior and emerging athletes cannot rely on content and practice of senior and elite athletes. That is the goal; it is not where you start. At the developmental level all components of performance must be progressively developed based on physical and psychological growth and development. The young athlete may look like a man or women but developmentally they are… Continue

Added by Vern Gambetta on November 3, 2010 at 5:57am — No Comments

Growing and Learning

I am always striving to learn and broaden my knowledge base. I thought I would share with you some ideas on growing and learning that I have been thinking about. Take new ideas, concepts and thoughts, as suggestion and food for thought, not as absolutes. Don’t be quick to try something because it is the newest new thing. Take the time to put it in context with what you already do, test the ideas, prototype them in your system and see if they work for you. Don’t force something new into your… Continue

Added by Vern Gambetta on November 2, 2010 at 7:28am — No Comments

Staying Stationary When Doing A Stationary Lunge

Staying Stationary When Doing A Stationary Lunge

If you want to get the most out of the lunge, do not use weight and stay stationary.

Following your last set of squats or a leg press quickly get into a lunge position. Your lower leg (tibia & fibula) should be exactly perpendicular to the floor.

In the above picture the athletes right lower leg is set in the proper position. Once set, the leg must remain… Continue

Added by Dr.Ralph Cornwell Jr on November 1, 2010 at 2:22pm — No Comments

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