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NSCA Bulletin Version 31.12

For those interested, the latest NSCA bulletin has been published: Version 31.12, concerning the month of December 2009. New in this bulletin:





Broad information about upcoming NSCA conferences, clinics and certification exams.



To view and/or download the document click here.



NOTE: When clicking on the above link it may take up to 30-seconds for the bulletin to… Continue

Added by David Harris on December 12, 2009 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Think Fast

Speed is without a doubt one of the most desireable qualities of a successful athlete. So much so that strength coaches constantly look for any little way to help their athletes gain more ground in less time (myself included).



However, this physical quality is useless unless the athlete can also think fast as well.



Decision making speed has recently become a popular topic among coaches, but is it what we really think it is?



Checkout a recent blog post on this… Continue

Added by Jeremy Boone on December 1, 2009 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Bring Back the Afterschool Athlete: Part II

Think like a Parent.

My mom was always correcting my posture, telling me that balance and moderation was the key to success, and mixing my vegetables with mac and cheese. Moms know best. Train posture, use your “tools” in moderation, and find ways to mix challenging and fun exercises.



Make it Sport-focused

Sport-focused training is a rational middle ground between what we do and what parents want. Youth training shouldn’t be sport-specific insomuch that exercises mimic… Continue

Added by Joe Bonyai on November 30, 2009 at 3:46pm — 1 Comment

Hedlesky's Training Log-11-22-09 to 11-29-09

Sunday Funday with Dynamic Efforts- 11-21-09



Speed Squat- Average Band+Light Band

385x8x2<~~~~ Everything felt way too heavy and i didnt want to do this at all. I was lifting with Mike Hill today and he was telling me all the sets looked fast so I said f-it and just got it done.



Speed Pulls- Quaded Minis

405x8x1<~~~ faster than last week,



Band Good Mornings

Strong Bandx20

MONSTER BAND!!!!!! x3x10<~~~~ this thing could be a tractor… Continue

Added by Michael Hedlesky on November 22, 2009 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Hedlesky's Training Log-11-22-09 to 11-29-09

Sunday Funday with Dynamic Efforts- 11-21-09



Speed Squat- Average Band+Light Band

385x8x2<~~~~ Everything felt way too heavy and i didnt want to do this at all. I was lifting with Mike Hill today and he was telling me all the sets looked fast so I said f-it and just got it done.



Speed Pulls- Quaded Minis

405x8x1<~~~ faster than last week,



Band Good Mornings

Strong Bandx20

MONSTER BAND!!!!!! x3x10<~~~~ this thing could be a tractor… Continue

Added by Michael Hedlesky on November 22, 2009 at 12:09pm — 2 Comments

Bring Back the Afterschool Athlete: Part I

Bring Back the Afterschool Athlete

Joe Bonyai M.Ed., CSCS



Kickballs have gone flat, fence posts are no longer field goals, and mailboxes are home base no more. Instead, kids nowadays are specializing at the expense of free play. As strength and conditioning professionals, we have the opportunity to provide a safe, structured replacement for decreased variety in afterschool physical activity. Here are some of my ideas on training youth athletes.



Train the Person… Continue

Added by Joe Bonyai on November 19, 2009 at 10:41am — 1 Comment

Hedlesky's Training Log- Week of 11-15-09 to 11-21-09

Sunday- 11-15-09- DE Lower---- Deload over thank god....



Foam Rolledx10mins



Squats- 350+ Greens

8x2<~~~~~~ every set was 10 billion miles an hour



Pulls- 365+4xminis

8x1<~~~~ even faster than the squats



SL Sit-ups

25x15

50x2x12



Pull Downs- 1 foot up superset with Band Assisted Pull-Ups

bluex2x20 each side/ bluex2x20



Plate Pinch- 2 25 pound plates- smooth sides facing out

2x15 seconds each… Continue

Added by Michael Hedlesky on November 15, 2009 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Hedlesky's Training Log- Week of 11-15-09 to 11-21-09

Sunday- 11-15-09- DE Lower---- Deload over thank god....



Foam Rolledx10mins



Squats- 350+ Greens

8x2<~~~~~~ every set was 10 billion miles an hour



Pulls- 365+4xminis

8x1<~~~~ even faster than the squats



SL Sit-ups

25x15

50x2x12



Pull Downs- 1 foot up superset with Band Assisted Pull-Ups

bluex2x20 each side/ bluex2x20



Plate Pinch- 2 25 pound plates- smooth sides facing out

2x15 seconds each… Continue

Added by Michael Hedlesky on November 15, 2009 at 12:22pm — 5 Comments

NSCA Bulletin Version 31.11

For those interested, the latest NSCA bulletin has been published: Version 31.11, concerning the month of November 2009. New in this bulletin:



A "must read":



"Down, but Not Out"



Read the story about Master Sergeant Tim Brigham's miraculous recovery and the rehab that went into his recovery, following being shot in Iraq just days before he and his unit were scheduled to return home after a long tour in Iraq. It's an amazing testament to Master Sergeant… Continue

Added by David Harris on November 8, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Hedlesky's Training Log- Deload Week-11-8-09 to 11-14-09

Sunday-11-8-09-Deload- DE Lower

Speed Squats- SSB+ light bands

135x10x2



Used Floppy for the first time- Floppy is the name of the combine tire Mike Hill picked up and dropped off in my garage randomly yesterday. I was too scared to ask where he got it from but I wouldnt be suprised if Gravedigger was missing a wheel.

3x45s on/35s off<~~~~ sucked. that thing is heavy, still got about 6-8 flips per set.



Stnading Abs- Blue Band-

One foot Forwardx20 each… Continue

Added by Michael Hedlesky on November 8, 2009 at 11:25am — 2 Comments

Bungee Cords and Developing Acceleration

There have been some recent videos and articles on using bungee cords for developing first step and acceleration.

Am I against the tool? Not at all! Do I have a problem with how it is being used? Maybe...

Checkout my thoughts below:

http://tinyurl.com/yf8f4fa

Jeremy
www.athletebydesign.com

Added by Jeremy Boone on November 2, 2009 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Hedlesky's Training Log-11-1-09 to 11-7-09

Hopefully this week wont suck...



Sunday-11-1-09-DE Lower-wave 3



Speed Squats- 140lbs of chain

350(50%)x8x3



Pulls- 140lbs of chain

275x2x1

365x2x1

455x1

Put on the metal king deadlifter- this thing is almost too much suit. coming off the floor feels like getting launched into outer space.

455x1

545x2x1



BB Side Bends- 140lbs of chain

45x5

95x5

135x5



Captains Of Crush#2 Holds

2x10… Continue

Added by Michael Hedlesky on November 1, 2009 at 6:35pm — 7 Comments

5 Rules of Conditioning

Chapter #3 - The Art of Conditioning!

No matter what sport you play, conditioning plays a key role in the level of your performance. In an evenly matched game, the team that is better conditioned will have the competitive advantage over their opponent. Hence, many athletes and coaches seek to "outwork" their competition by performing an array of conditioning drills, runs, and exercises with no real purpose or design. Unfortunately, it takes not only hard work but also SMART work to truly… Continue

Added by Nick Wells on October 30, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Hedlesky's Training Log- Week of 10-25 to 10-31

This week has been a completel and total waste. Been sick since Sunday, not the swine flu. Still pretty crappy. No school work has been done nor have I really done anything even close to what I need to do to get stronger. Just been focusing on eating enough to not lose any weight and drinking a ton of water, hopefully picking things back up tomorrow, 10-30. We will see.

Added by Michael Hedlesky on October 29, 2009 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Searching for the Thoracic Spine III

We all love pictures...so here are a few examples of the t-spine in action. Obviously, t-spine mobility is critical for sparing other structures during high velocity rotational movements like throwing and swinging. However, I added the last picture (because it was awesome) as a reminder that dynamic stability of the t-spine is critical for movements such as sprinting and long distance running. There's a fair amount of rotation that occurs during these movements as well and for the core to… Continue

Added by Joe Bonyai on October 22, 2009 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Hedlesky's Training Log- Week of 10-19 to 10-25

Monday-10-19-09 DE Lower/I dont hate lifting weights anymore-day



Speed Squats- 140lbs of chain

280-8x2<~~~ very, very fast guessed this at 40-50%



Speed Pulls- 140lbs of chain

315x10x1



SLDL-

315x10

405x10

500x10<~~~ dang.



Standing Abs- Blue

wide stancex20

right foot forwardx20

left foot forwardx20

repeat<~~~ 120 total reps and it didnt even phase me, time to get a new ab exercise.



Plate… Continue

Added by Michael Hedlesky on October 19, 2009 at 2:10pm — 5 Comments

Something to learn from your family Radiologist

It has been some time now that I have been craving to write this little article here. I have been thinking of ways to help fellow strength coaches with their coaching of exercise technique. It reminded me of when I interned at the NSCA in Colorado Springs under Mark Stephenson.



While I was there I was exposed to a lot of really good information, training strategies, networking, experiences (hands on and otherwise) and various other things I could ramble on about. But one thing that I… Continue

Added by Daniel Gregory on October 18, 2009 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Searching for the Thoracic Spine II

The influence of the thoracic spine is very important in more than just the exercises I mentioned in Part I. As a general rule: if an exercise requires good scapular mechanics, then the t-spine must be in a good position to support the scapulae.



The "cart" and "track" analogy is commonly used to describe the relationship between the femur and patella to patellofemoral pain. As a reminder, how much good is fixing the "cart" when the "track" is broke? How much good are we doing working… Continue

Added by Joe Bonyai on October 13, 2009 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Beyond the Weight Room

Below is the blog post on innertactics.com:



I met with a few high school athletes this week regarding either their performance or a lingering injury. Looking back on those meetings, there was a common thread among them. Each of their coaches and trainers had suggested different exercises and stretches for them to do. However, none of them did!



Were they the most appropriate exercises/stretches for that athlete? Not necessarily, but it would not have harmed them. What's… Continue

Added by Jeremy Boone on October 9, 2009 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Searching for the Thoracic Spine

Recently I had a two-part article on swing speed for rotational athletes published on both StrengthCoach.com and SBCoachesCollege.com. In both sections (I think) I talked about the importance for thoracic-spine mobility in reference to throwing and swinging. The "X-factor" (dissociation between the shoulders and LPHC) is a very sticky concept within the golf-community, and with other types of rotational athletes, is doesn't take much to convince them of the importance of a good shoulder turn… Continue

Added by Joe Bonyai on October 6, 2009 at 9:10pm — No Comments

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