Thursday, 06 September 2018 / Published in Uncategorized
TOP NUTRITION & RECOVERY TIPS FOR ATHLETES ⁣ ⁣ With so many athletes going back to their school or teams to start their season, here’s a friendly reminder to help you stay game day ready. ⁣ ⁣ STAYING HYDRATED IS KEY! You should be drinking water from the moment you wake up until you go
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 / Published in Uncategorized
COMMON PLYOMETRIC MISTAKES Seeing videos of people do advance plyometric movements and then implementing it into your training regimen right away without any thought can be counter-productive. Before trying out really advance plyometric exercises, you must understand the basic concept of true plyometrics. WHAT IS PLYOMETRIC? Simply, plyometrics is a method that focuses on the stretch
Thursday, 30 August 2018 / Published in Uncategorized
HOW TO WARM-UP FOR SPRINTING There are TONS of ways to warm-up for sprinting. You can incorporate more activation/mobility exercises, add some hurdle mobility (great to do!) and other complex drills. But for the sake of keeping it simple and effective, here are 5 movements that you can do before you start sprinting (so you
Sunday, 05 August 2018 / Published in Uncategorized
Here are 4 Ways to Improve Change of Direction Speed: 1. Lateral shuffle Progression Feel the angles when shifting your body side-to-side. You should be in a solid athletic stance with your outside foot pointed straight to create a better push. Follow the progressions to become efficient at changing directions laterally. 2. Medicine Ball Fake
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 / Published in Uncategorized
The snatch is a very good exercise to improve an athletes power production, force absorption, and full body stability. However, not every athlete has the pre-requisite to start doing regular snatches and sometimes they don’t need to. Which is why there are many variations of the snatch movement to elicit the same results. Here are
Monday, 27 November 2017 / Published in Uncategorized
The single leg deadlift to vertical press movement is SIMPLE and EFFECTIVE. It develops single leg strength needed to be explosive off both legs when jumping, cutting, and sprinting. For injury prevention, it improves imbalances on one side of the body while improving lower body stability and balance. This movement might look easy, but its
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 / Published in Strength and Conditioning, Uncategorized
We all know that speed plays a key role in sport performance. Speed is also a learned skill. Before sprinting maximally, it’s important to structure your speed warm-up so that it strategically “ramps” you up towards your training sessions. With the proper progression, it’s easy to learn and improve your sprint mechanics to run faster. Here are
Monday, 24 April 2017 / Published in Fitness, Strength and Conditioning, Uncategorized
Here’s a great total body activation movement. This movement fires your glute medius and also the entire posterior chain. Plus, most people neglect the frontal plane (lateral movement) during their workout. Try adding them into your warm-up or pair them with your squats, deadlifts, chin-ups, etc. Give it a try! Check it out below:
Thursday, 16 February 2017 / Published in Fitness, Strength and Conditioning, Uncategorized
When it comes to improving change of direction speed and quickness, the most under-utilized tool is the low-box. The low-box has many benefits: it can be used as a tool for low level plyometrics, it can improve balance and stability around the foot, and develop proper lateral acceleration and deceleration mechanics. Here’s a great drill
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 / Published in Fitness, Strength and Conditioning, Uncategorized
Anytime we are talking about increasing your vertical jump, the most effective plyometric exercise to do is the Depth Jump. If done correctly, this can add a few inches to your vertical jump in a short amount of time. The Depth Jump is also often poorly performed by athletes. They are sometimes performed with too