16 Apr 2019

Increase Movement with Functional Movement Screening Tests

2019-04-16T09:09:08-05:00By |

In the world of athletics, everything starts with movement. An athlete’s ability to move in different planes is critical to their personal health and success as well as the success of their training program. Functional movement screening (FMS) is a process used to evaluate seven fundamental movement patterns executed by athletes without musculoskeletal injuries to [...]

3 Apr 2019

Blog Series: Intangible Skills All Super Athletes Have (Part 3)

2019-04-22T11:52:14-05:00By |

As March wanes and April rounds the corner, athletes gear up for summer sports all over the country. If your off-season it’s a great time for young athletes to focus on improvement during their spring training programs. In the final part in this series, we will focus on four final intangible skills that every athlete needs to be the best version of themselves. Coach your athletes to master these, and you will help them to become more well-rounded athletes in the long run.Here are the final four intangible skills that super athletes have in spades:

27 Mar 2019

The Why Behind Functional Training

2019-04-23T13:27:42-05:00By |

It is important for trainers and coaches to introduce new and effective training strategies not only to keep athletes and clients interested and engaged but to vary the stimulus and achieve desired results. But for a new piece of equipment to be worthy of implementation, it must be versatile, functional, durable, and effective—Gopher Resolute Weight [...]

20 Mar 2019

6 Fitness Slider Exercises Every Athlete Needs

2019-03-20T14:27:22-05:00By |

If I could give just one tool that develops strength, movement control, stability, and flexibility all at the same time, it would be fitness sliders! Why Do I Like Fitness Sliders So Much? Fitness sliders are extremely portable and you can take travel with them.  They can even fit in a laptop bag.Fitness sliders require [...]

5 Mar 2019

Top 5 Indoor Sled Drills for High School Athletes

2019-03-06T12:24:40-05:00By |

Running and sprinting against resistance is one of the best ways athletes can complement their speed training, increase ground force production, and focus on speed and running. One of the best ways to incorporate resistance running into workouts is sled pulls. There’s just one problem: Those of us who live in a cold clime are [...]

11 Feb 2019

How to Prevent Injuries with 3 Essential Hamstring Assessments

2019-04-23T13:34:44-05:00By |

Since an injured athlete cannot compete or even practice, injury reduction is the most important benefit of a well designed and executed strength program. Sprinting has a high incidence of hamstring strains, even with elite sprinters. Both Usain Bolt and Andre De Grasse have sustained hamstring strains in world competition. But, athletes are not helpless [...]

24 Jan 2019

Blog Series: 4 Intangible Skills All Super Athletes Have (Part 1)

2019-01-24T12:31:25-05:00By |

As performance coaches we love to talk about the acute variables of training our athletes daily—the sets, the reps, the protocols and techniques that lead to our athletes getting bigger, faster and stronger on the road to high performance. We love to watch the most gifted athletes in our favorite sports perform on the biggest [...]