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 …

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Throwing to Warmup

Throwing is NO warmup A problem I see often is athletes who dismiss the importance of a proper warm-up and none other come to mind more than pitchers.  All too often pitchers throw to warmup instead of warmup to throw.  This is still a huge problem in my eyes at all levels of play. Too often I see young athletes do …

Year in Review

It’s been over a year since I started this site.  Since then I’ve met a lot of people and had a lot of good things come from it.  There’s been over 85,000 views, I’ve posted several articles, and even had an article published in Training and Conditioning magazine on the annual training of the TCU pitchers.   Special Delivery This site …

Pallof Press

Quickly becoming one of my new favorite movements is the Cable Pallof Press.  We have used these with bands for years prior to having cable machines in our weight room, so there are other options for those of you who are without cables.  The movement trains anti-rotation of the the trunk.  Creating strength through anti-rotational exercises also produces strength in rotational exercises, …

December 2010 – January 2011

It’s been an interesting few months here at TCU.  I’ve been super busy lately and have to apologize to for not posting recently.  I do appreciate the emails that I’ve received about the blog as well as other things recently.  This past month or so has been a little bit of a whirlwind.   At the end of Thanksgiving I moved down …

Happy Thanksgiving

It’s been another busy busy week and posts have been few and far between so I apologize for that.  I’m in the process of moving, which I hate possibly more than anything else.  Earlier in the week I had a post to get out but my internet was down so it hasn’t come to fruition yet.  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC2jpyq9rEM] Our baseball off-season …

EliteFTS Article

I had another article posted on EliteFTS.com this past week.  If you haven’t seen it you can check it out here.  Training Rotational Movement Patterns It concerns training rotational movement patterns in the weight room with beginnner / intermediate athletes.  I wrote the article because of all the questions I get on our rotational training movements when you don’t have bands, …

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Adaptation and Stress

Mike Reinold, a physical therapist on the East Coast, had a piece on his website titled Career Advice for Students and Young Professionals from Experts in the Field.  Leon Chaitow, who is a famed manual therapist, had a nice response.  I have posted it here. I recommend a thorough understanding of Hans Selye’s general and local adaptation syndrome concepts.  This …

Quick Hand Touches

I thought I would post one of my new favorite exercises called Quick Hand Touches.  We found this exercise about 6 months ago and have been incorporating it ever since.  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr1zoCtKeA4] It’s a great exercise because it combines torso stability in a dynamic environment.  The hands are moving as quick as possible while the torso’s job is to stay as …

Rotational Movement Series

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately from high school coaches about our baseball training.  The number one thing is how to implement rotational work into their training.  Most small schools and high schools don’t have access to cables / bands, or they have so many kids that due to time constraints they wouldn’t be feasible anyway.  I’ve uploaded …