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2 Mile Runs!? ūü§Į

After hearing the story of yet another insane, sad but true training nightmare, I had to tweet it out (see above)‚Ķ I‚Äôve coined the growing collection of these stories as my “I‚Äôm Still Shocked This Happens Files”. There are so many things wrong with this‚Ķ This is so far removed from the actual demands of the sport. Baseball is alactic. …

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Rapid Rise of Brandon Finnegan

Great article by ESPN on the rise of Brandon Finnegan this summer to the big league’s and his contribution over the playoffs thus far! 4 months ago, we were working on his hip flexibility, taking care of his arm, and joking around on Saturday mornings after his starts and now he’s holding his own in the MLB¬†Playoffs.   Great story …

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Wall Angel Series

This video is on our wall angel¬†series which might be the best scapular¬†movement we do.¬† When done correctly, wall angels are one of the hardest exercises I’ve ever done.¬† Simply put they aren’t fun and they will make athletes sore in area’s they didn’t know exist.¬† We generally perform wall angels for 3-5 reps with controlled tempos as in a …

What it takes to succeed – A MUST READ!

This is a must read article for what it takes to succeed at not only golf but anything in life.¬† One of the best things I’ve read in recent memory and well worth the time for any athlete or coach.

Scap Wall Slides for Throwing Athletes

Scap¬†wall slides are great for the overhead athlete to activate the serratus¬†anterior, a big time muscle for the overhead / throwing athlete.¬†The serratus is¬†an overlooked muscle in the grand scheme of shoulder function, but it might be on the of the most important for throwing athletes.¬† Right now, we’re perfomring scap wall slides as an activation warmup series prior to …

Four Components of the Warm Up

One thing that often time gets overlooked is the warmup.¬† The warmup for my athletes is too important to brush over.¬† Time is a limiting factor in most of our day at the NCAA level so we¬†use our¬†warmup needs to achieve 4 things in each session: 1. Movement Skills – We utilize a variety of movements throughout the warmup as …

Ultimate MMA Conditioning and Energy System Development

One of my good friends, Joel Jamieson,¬†from my early days in strength and conditioning at the University of Washington sent me his products¬†a few weeks back.¬† He is the author of Ultimate MMA Conditioning, as well as The Ultimate Guide to HRV Training.¬†¬† Joel runs a website at www.8weeksout.com.¬† It has a lot¬†of great information as well as a forum …

Low Back Myth’s with Stuart McGill

Here is a great video from Stuart McGill.¬† Those of you that have read the blog over the last two years will note that I’m a huge Stuart McGill advocate and believe in his spine principles wholeheartedly.¬† In this video he goes over some of the common myths associated with the back and training.¬† [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=033ogPH6NNE] Myth #2 may be my …

TCU Physcial Performance Center

We recently opened a new facility for our training needs at TCU.  The new facility houses 32 rack / platform combinations in an 18,000+ square foot facility.  One of the best features is having our facility connected to our indoor.  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTIo7Q2YmD8]