4 of the Best Speed Drills -Get Faster!

Posted in: | on September 11, 2010 at 6:53 am, by | No comments
As a coach or parent of an athlete you’re often faced with limited time, limited space, and limited resources.  You may have 15-20+ athletes, a space of about 400SF, and no equipment.  Being faced with that type of situation,...
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Efficiency Part 2 – The use with 3 plyometric drills

Posted in: | on September 7, 2010 at 5:02 am, by | No comments
If you haven’t read/listened to part 1 about efficiency yet, please do so before listening to part 2.  In this clip I talk about the usage of 3 different drills, and depending on your goals, how they’re used.  Remember...
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New Research Article: “Strength Training in Endurance Runners”

Posted in: | on September 3, 2010 at 6:06 am, by | No comments
That was the title of a recent research article that I read. According to the International Journal of Sports Medicine, there was a recent study (looking at recreational runners) conducted by Taipale et al, which looked at 3 different...
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New Articles Uploaded!

Posted in: | on August 31, 2010 at 5:56 am, by | No comments
If you’re a parent, athlete, or coach looking for information to help develop your athlete(s) be sure to check out the articles page of the site: http://shelbytrained.com/?page_id=55   New content will be added regularly so check back frequently to receive...
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Efficiency in Athletics

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Athletes who have the opportunity with me will often hear me say the word “efficiency.” I’m sure by about the 4th or 5th time I say it they start to block me out like I’m a parent talking about...
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Upper Body Power and Medicine Ball Throws

Posted in: | on August 27, 2010 at 1:23 pm, by | No comments
One of the best things about medicine balls is that they are a great tool for upper body power movements.  You can both safely and effectively use them with maximum force while minimizing the risk for injury and increasing...
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Plyometrics…The 5 “W’s” You Should Know

Posted in: | on August 25, 2010 at 5:23 am, by | No comments
There is a great deal of talk about plyometrics or “plyo’s” for short.  It’s a buzzword for parents, coaches, an athletes.  Some think it’s the holy grail for athletic performance, while other’s think that their athlete(s) or sport simply...
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Hard work and the trapbar deadlift

Posted in: | on August 24, 2010 at 5:41 am, by | No comments
As a coach you understand that there are good days and bad days; some days athletes seem to work hard, some days they seem to perform well, and sometimes all of the stars align and they both perform well...
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Amazing feats from Cirque Du Soleil

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My wife and I attended the recently new “Ovo” show from Cirque Du Soleil.  All I can say is “Wow.”  If you have never seen a Cirque show I advise you go see one as soon as you can. ...
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Simplify…

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“One does not accumulate but eliminate.  It is not daily increase but daily decrease.  The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity.” -Bruce Lee Simplifying things makes it much easier.  It doesn’t matter what “things” you are talking about,...
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