That’s a Warm-Up?

The temperature is rising, the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and I have a shadow, it must be Spring. The last couple of years, I have had an SOU student shadow me as part of their senior capstone project. This year is no different. I actually enjoy it, I love to transmit what I have learned and hopefully help up…

Is Static Stretching Evil?

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Over the last couple of years, there has been a lot of research regarding stretching, static stretching to be exact.  In most cases, the research has been about static stretching and its affect upon performance.  Even with all this research, the average person probably hasn’t been exposed to the data, tucked away in technical research journals.  In the past, static stretching appeared…

The Best of 2013!

As 2013 comes to a close, I wanted to share my top posts from the year and also share my favorite books.  I hope you are pumped up to make 2014, your best year yet! My Top Facebook Posts 1) I had a training session at the YMCA this evening.  I saw a group of middle school kids performing cleans and presses…

Three Planes of Motion

I want you to take a moment to evaluate your current strength and conditioning program.  How many planes of motion do you move in?  There are a lot of training programs out there that include exercises in only one plane of motion, the sagittal (front to back/flexion and extension) plane. It is also very common for endurance athletes to only move in…