Last week I discussed the first four coaching cues that you can use to not only take your athleticism and lifting game to new heights, but to also remain healthy and durable to tackle the things that everyday life throws at you. Here is part 2 of that same series, looking at cues 5-7. 5. Bend/Break the Bar This cue is one of my all-time favourites because a) it has … Continue reading 10 Coaching Cues that Will Make You Bulletproof (Part 2)
Whether your goal is to get stronger, more powerful, improve athleticism, or you are simply looking to move and feel better, incorporate the following coaching cues into your exercise programs and learn what it’s like to Train Smart and Hard. Maintain Three Points of Contact (“tripod”) with feet A lot of individuals I see on a daily basis, both athletic and adult populations, struggle with … Continue reading 10 Coaching Cues That Will Make You Bulletproof
If you’re anything like me, you love being in the gym. You love trying to set and accomplish new physical goals. Whether that’s trying to set a new PR in your strength phase, increasing your broad jump or vertical jump in your power phase, or lasting 10 seconds longer on last week’s tough sprint test. Having said that, it’s always important (and wise) to take a step … Continue reading (Harnessing in order to) Maximize Your Power
While I firmly believe in individualization and program design built around injury history, movement limitations, and experience level, there are certain things I feel the entire population (athlete or adult) can benefit from doing (and doing so safely). This week’s installment will look at one of the major exercises/lifts that I contribute to my full recovery from ACL reconstructive surgery, ranks high on the badassery scale, … Continue reading Installment #2: Why Everyone Should…
While I firmly believe in individualization and program design built around injury history, movement limitations, and experience level, there are certain things I feel the entire population (athlete or adult) can benefit from doing (and doing so safely). This week`s installment is going to look at one of my all-time favourite exercises/lifts, which attacks various components of athleticism, strength, core, and overall badassery. Installment 1: … Continue reading Installment 1: Why Everyone Should…
A lot of people out there like to hop on the treadmill or spin bike, take a few laps around the building, or row for 10 minutes and consider that a sufficient warm-up prior to exercise. While that’s all certainly better than performing no warm-up at all, including proper dynamic drills in your warm-up can be beneficial for a variety of reasons. You can utilize dynamic … Continue reading Optimizing Movement Series: Maximizing your Warm-up
My ‘Optimizing Movement Series’ will serve as an opportunity to address certain areas of training, prehab, and movement prep work that is absolutely imperative to preventing injury and increasing your performance. The initial part of the series will address movement quality issues, while parts later in the series will discuss methods that you can use to improve your PR’s. While corrective exercise has gotten all of the … Continue reading “Optimizing Movement” Series: Upper Body SMR You Should Be Doing Daily
Ah, weight loss. The most frustrating two words since “bed time” that your parents used to say five minutes into your favourite television show on a school night. I don’t recall at least one week going by without one of my clients or members talking to me in some capacity about their weight loss goals, expressing their frustration with the slow-changes, asking for additional work … Continue reading Broken FitBit’s and Weight Loss Plateaus.