Jumping: Unlocking Your Explosive Power

When training for power development, there are two big issues: Believing that a certain type of training with more weight is always better Athletes performing Olympic lifts such as cleans often do whatever they can to achieve the lift such as a jumping jack reverse curl movement. When broken down, it’s not a movement that Read more about Jumping: Unlocking Your Explosive Power[…]

3 Tips for Keeping Your Resolution to Get in Shape

January is over, and that fresh “new year” feeling has passed. Have you kept all of your resolutions? Based on statistics from a survey on American New Year’s resolutions, 45 percent of resolutions are to lose weight or get in shape. According to U.S. News & World Report, 80 percent of New Year’s Resolutions fail Read more about 3 Tips for Keeping Your Resolution to Get in Shape[…]

The Most Underrated but Important Concept for Performance

It’s the Holiday season and New Year’s is right around the corner. During this time of year, many people are: Eating excessive amounts of food Not exercising or being active due to travel, get togethers, etc. Setting New Year’s resolutions There are many articles talking about things to focus on during this time of year, Read more about The Most Underrated but Important Concept for Performance[…]

Why a Minimalist Approach is the Best Way to Train

For many strength and conditioning professionals, we got into this field because we love to work out and push our bodies to limits we never thought we could. When I first discovered weights, it was, and still is, an addiction. I couldn’t get enough of it and thought if I was resting, sleeping, or basically Read more about Why a Minimalist Approach is the Best Way to Train[…]

Rock Bridge athlete works out at HPI

LTAD PILLARS 7, 8, 9, & 10 PROBLEMS and SOLUTIONS

We have been explaining the Long-Term Athletic Development model and are wrapping up this month with the last four LTAD pillars:   Pillar 7 Pillar 7 is LTAD programs should provide all youth with a range of training modes to enhance both health and skill-related components of fitness. Problem: Many people believe because of someone’s age, Read more about LTAD PILLARS 7, 8, 9, & 10 PROBLEMS and SOLUTIONS[…]

LTAD Pillars 4, 5 & 6: Problems and Solutions

We have been explaining the Long-Term Athletic Development model and went through the first three pillars last month. We are going to keep going down the rabbit hole, so to speak, of LTAD and the remaining pillars. We are going to focus on defining the pillar, problems, and solutions for each individual pillar.   Pillar 4 Read more about LTAD Pillars 4, 5 & 6: Problems and Solutions[…]