Front Squat Warmup Series

We front squat a lot at TCU.  This is a quick 6 min specific warm up that we utilize for the front squat.  We don’t always have the time to do this in its entirety but will do at least one from this series prior to any squat loaded days. We start with the barbell ankle smash side to side for 1 minute each.  …

Good Rant from a Reader – The Biggest Loser Cont.

It’s been a busy couple of days.  I’m finishing a couple different blogs on the continuation of the shoulder series asa well as one on why everybody thinks they’re a better strength coach than you.  In the meantime here is a great repsonse I got from a reader on the post last week about the Biggest Loser.  New Old Posts The Biggest Loser!!! It’s …

TGIF!

With it being Friday I thought we might have some fun before a big weekend.  The Frogs play rival SMU tonite across town in Dallas.  In other news I just got back from watching my first Tommy John surgery.  Pretty impressive stuff if you’ve never seen it.  Everything went real smooth.  I was impressed at how quick the surgery is.  …

Bear of a Weekend

Well college football season is finally here.  We have a big game coming up this Saturday against the 22nd ranked Oregon State Beavers.  It’ll be at the house that Jerry Jones built.  I’m excited for the game not only because it’s gonna be a big one but that’ll mean I won’t have to spend all day on Friday’s at the Cowboys …

In Memory of Charlie Francis

Charlie Francis, the world-renowned sprint coach passed away this past week from Mantle Cell Lymphoma.  Charlie’s concepts were and still are a huge influence on the programming of my athlete’s training.  He has given the world of track and field, strength and conditioning, and anything related to sports performance a great deal.  The background on Charlie Francis, for those who …

Back on the Horse

It’s been a long break since my last post.  I have been on the road for the last several weeks visiting Salt Lake City as well as Orlando for the CSCCa National Conference.  I was actually a scheduled back up speaker for the Conference this year.  Unfortunately, my services weren’t needed this year as everyone was able to fulfill their obligations.  My …

Intern Stew

Today concludes another semester of interns so here’s a quick video of our spring 2010 interns performing a challenge put together by one of our coaches.  I only got about half of the exercises and it was by far the easier half of the challenge.  Two of our kids weren’t able to participate but I’m sure they would have had …

Random Friday Fun

Since it’s a Friday I thought we might have a little fun and watch a few good videos that I happened to stumble upon this week.  This kids in this video are pretty impressive and goes to show what good imaginations can achieve.  I only wonder how this was all coreographed during this rain delay.  Seems like there may have …

Interview

I recently did an interview for Coach Jim Kielbaso on his website Ultimate Challenge Training. If you get a chance go over and check out his site.  There is a lot of good information there.  You can also find the following interview there as well.  1. Who taught you or mentored you in strength & conditioning?  What things do you …