Improving Throwing Velocity – Part II, the exercises

Posted in: | on March 25, 2013 at 2:34 am, by | No comments
About 6 years ago I was in Florida with some friends on the beach.  Much to the excited of us (guys in their early 20’s), we were standing next to one of those punching bag machines.  Yes I said...
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Should Basketball Players Lift Weights

Posted in: | on September 28, 2012 at 10:25 am, by | No comments
There’s there awful rumor going around that basketball players don’t need to lift weights.  Even worse, they think that lifting weights will make them big and bulky and destroy their Ray-Allen-esque jumpshot. Boo hoo. Believe it or not I’ve...
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Prevent Ankle Sprains – Exercises to Prevent Ankle Sprains – Part 1

Posted in: | on September 14, 2012 at 9:03 am, by | No comments
Been there, done that. In high school my ankles were so bad that one time I was walking through Walmart, stepped off of a wooden pallet that was holding dog food (the big 50lb bags), and blew out my...
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If you’re a coach you MUST read this.

Posted in: | on November 30, 2010 at 9:21 am, by | No comments
I just got done a brief training consultation with the Falmouth Boys Hockey Coach Adam Nicholas.  Adam has invited me in to help set-up and organize his off-ice training sessions.   One of the most important questions that I like...
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P90x, the best plyometric drills, and what really happens…

Posted in: | on October 6, 2010 at 5:31 am, by | No comments
One of the most frequent questions I answer, or movements that I get asked about are plyo’s:  what plyometrics actually are and how they are actually intended to be used.  I’m not going to knock P90x, because well, I’ve never...
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Random thoughts on a Friday…Bigger, Stronger, Faster

Posted in: | on October 1, 2010 at 8:53 am, by | No comments
I just got done doing some interval bike training on one of my off days from lifting. During that time I was able to reflect on a few things with regards to training and training athletes: 1) When an...
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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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Efficiency in Athletics

Posted in: | on August 31, 2010 at 5:23 am, by | No comments
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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