3 results for tag: Young Athletes

2 Drills To Learn and Improve Your Single-Leg RDL

I am a big of fan of single leg training and believe it should be a staple in all programs. One of my favorite single leg exercises is the single leg RDL. It offers a host of benefits such as single leg strength and stability and most importantly it targets the posterior chain or in other words the hamstrings and glutes. However, mastering this exercise can be difficult and takes time and practice. Here are two drills that will help you clean up you technique. ... More

Is Your Bucket Full? 3 Tips for Better Recovery

Recovery is arguably the most important piece of the puzzle when it comes to performance. Yet, it is often the most overlooked component of training. We live in a world where there are so many demands on us to be more, do more and we give so much of ourselves to others that we forget to take care of ourselves. There is a saying "You're only as good as you are recovered." Meaning if you’re only 60% recovered from your previous training session then you will only be 60% ready to perform in your next training session. Therefore, if you are constantly worn down, fatigued, injured then you clearly aren’t able reap the benefits of your training. 640692_orig Many of us mistakenly believe that it’s the actual training that makes us better. In reality though, our training is breaking down our muscles. It’s the quality of our recovery where we reap the benefits of all our hard work in the gym.... More

Exercises I Used During My Playing Days, Wished I Had Incorporated While Playing, & Will Continue to Use: Loaded Carries

My hope is that by now you have a clear understanding about the purpose behind my website – this is the channel I want to use on a regular basis in order to help young athletes and women become a stronger and better version of themselves.  I know that some of you have no intention of making a division 1 or national team roster, but I do know that most of you that read my material want to move, feel, and perform better than you currently do. Since hanging up my boots, it’s become my sole purpose to help as many young athletes and women fearlessly step up to the barbell, kettlebell, and dumbbell in order to find their inner athlete and gain an understanding of their own body and it’s capacity to perform. So, Going forward one to two times per month I’m going to provide you with an exercise that I used during my playing days, wish I incorporated while I was playing, and exercises that I will continue to use forever. Let’s get started.  

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  I’ve had the fortune of being exposed to some top-notch strength and conditioning coaches throughout my career. In turn, this has exposed me to some great programming and exercises that improved my athleticism and kept me injury free. One exercise I wish had been incorporated during my playing days are loaded carries. Loaded carries have been a staple in the Strong Man competitions and were popularized a handful of years ago by renowned strength coach, Dan John.... More