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 …

Interview

I did an interview for Coach Jim Kielbaso last week at www.ultimatechallengetraining.com and it got me to thinking of an interview I did about two years ago at his other website.  It was a quick one but I thought I’d post the link for everyone to check out.  http://www.speedandstrengthcoach.com/Roundtable_Training_Toys.html I’ll have a link to my latest interview in the coming …

Lower Crossed Syndrome II

Yesterday we touched on lower crossed syndrome.  Today, lets take a look at the steps we use to reset normal function.   We know that by definition lower crossed syndrome is when one side is inactive or inhibited due to lifestyle, training, etc, and the other side is over-active, or short.  Often times resetting the optimal length and stiffness on one …

Lower Crossed Syndrome

I came across something in a past article this afternoon that I’m going to expand on.   Knowing many coaches out there may not understand this concept I thought I would break it down a little more clearly.  The concept is that of the lower crossed syndrome.  If any of you have read Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance by Stuart McGill  then …

The Beast Arrives!

I didn’t really have anything to talk about tonite, so I thought I would post on the newest member of our strength and conditioning staff.  Today in the weight room we got a delivery that will change our program forever.  Not really, I’m just kidding, but its the PROWLER from Elitefts.  A pushable, pullable sled that weighs in at about 75 …

Protraction and the bench press

Question: Isn’t the bench press training the scapula just the same as the pushup?  Wouldn’t this hit my serratus every time I bench press?  First off the bench press and most forms of db bench presses do not allow for movement whatsoever of the scapulae.  The scaps are pinned beneath the athlete’s body to the bench.  Typically no movement occurs.   Efficient bench press technique actually calls …

Coaching the Olympic Lifts

Today our new strength and conditioning interns at TCU got their first taste of the olympic lifts.  They learned the progressions to the lifts, coaching cues, and how to perform the lifts themselves.  Over the next several weeks they will work on perfecting their technique with each lift and its variations as well as learn how to coach and correct errors in the lifts.  This …

The overlooked ankle

If your big guys can’t get low when it comes to squatting chances are their ankles and calves may be balled up like shotputs.  The ankle is the most overlooked joint in the human body when it comes to sports performance.  Ankle mobility has huge implications on not only squat depth but especially knee pain and can even affect the …

Hip Mobility Series

I’ve had several questions lately about the Hip Mobility Series that I presented at the Metroplex Strength and Cond. Clinic this past weekend.  I have finally created a YouTube Channel HERE  so that I can link the videos to our site.  Here’s our 1st video series on Hip Mobility.  Our hurdle duck unders are the 1st movement in our hurdle …

DON’T TRAIN YOUR JOINTS!!!!

This is the problem with sports training in America.  We have people like this claiming to be experts, stealing parents’ hard earned money, and ruining the important sports training process for young athletes.  This is unbelievable.  It makes me a little sick, but then it’s really quite amusing.  Just the first 45 seconds of this trainer talking is worth it’s weight in …