"It is not the strongest of the species who survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most adaptable to change." -Unknown This is one of my favourite quotes, even though there isn't enough substantive evidence to give credit to anyone in particular (some suspect Darwin, go figure.) It provides pretty sound advice in terms … Continue reading Dynamical Systems Theory; A rational approach to understanding movement systems.
IDEA: In today’s high-performance athletic model, more and more is being expected of the athletes, coaches, and support staff. The athletes however, are the only ones forced to rise to the occasion in terms of meeting demands placed upon them. As coaches, we sometimes forget or neglect the true “value” of what we are asking … Continue reading Session/Drill RPE and REST-Q Recovery Stress Questionnaire Plan
For those of us in the collegiate strength & conditioning setting, it's not always easy to address each piece of the physical preparation puzzle in the time we're given. More specifically, the challenge lies within giving as much attention as we'd like to each piece. What are those different pieces? Gray Cook wraps it up … Continue reading Keep it simple Part 3: What are you doing about mobility?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbleo6aJGLo Above is the video taken from my recent presentation on plyometric training progressions. Below is the download link for the actual powerpoint if you're interested in seeing what was actually on it. Download Link
I've often dealt with an uncomfortable feeling that some of the things we do as strength & conditioning coaches don't necessarily have the "transfer" we believe it should when it comes to improving athletic movement. I have a strong faith however, that a fundamental quality like strength gained in the weight room is something that can … Continue reading Lower Crossed Syndrome and Antagonistically Facilitated Movemement Training
In college strength & conditioning, it can be challenging at times to come up with objective measurables that we can use to track the progress of our student-athletes over the course of a semester or season. I have seen and spoke with other coaches about using movement screens, rep max calculators, calisthenic rep-efforts, conditioning tests, … Continue reading Power Output as an Objective Measurable in Collegiate Strength & Conditioning