Posts tagged "strength training"

Chris Holder: An Argument for Early Specialization in Sports

The argument against early specialization is a strong one, but Chris Holder believes that an early focus on one sport can be beneficial, if done correctly ...

Mike Boyle: Understanding and Training Hip Flexion

The key to injury prevention and injury rehab is a sound understanding of functional anatomy. Mike Boyle clears up misconceptions about the anatomy responsible for hip flexion.

Guy Massi: Oscillation, Amplitude and Dynamic Stability Training

Did you ever believe in something that didn’t work . . . until it did? That’s Guy Massi’s story with Dynamic Stability Training using oscillation.

Chris Holder: Conditioning for Competition—More Than Just Running

Do all athletes need to run? Chris Holder’s personal experiences playing football led him to look for other conditioning options to better prepare his athletes for competition.

Dan John: Principles of Training for the Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC) Preparation Program

“It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish.” Dan John gives you the small, but important additions that lead to a successful Russian Kettlebell Certification experience.

Dan John: Olympic Lifting—Etching vs Reaction

Athletes live in transitions. Dan John differentiates between when those transitions should be reactive and when they should be etched—as in Olympic lifting.

Joe Di Stefano: Training for Obstacle Course Racing

Whether you are training to survive or compete, obstacle course racing requires specific programming. Spartan Race’s Pro Team manager, Joe DiStefano, knows what it takes.

Gray Cook and Dan John: Working in the Tall-Kneeling Position

Gray Cook and Dan John look at the self-limiting value of using holds in the tall-kneeling position. It’s amazing how quickly asymmetries appear.

Chris Holder: The Art of Communication (for Coaching and Beyond)

If you want to be a great coach, you need to be a great communicator. Chris Holder guides you on errors that can easily be corrected to better convey your knowledge to your athletes.

Brett Jones: Push Press for Power

What is power? Do you have the foundation for the power that you want to accomplish your goals? Brett Jones uses the push press as an example of using patterns to build strength . . . t...

Chris Holder: Turning Speed

Changing direction with speed and agility is a ‘symphony’ of athleticism – Chris Holder discusses the vital importance of turning speed and how he coaches it to his teams’ advan...

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