Research recently published shows how to improve scores in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), but it's probably not how you think...Being a lead instructor for FMS since 2006 and having used the system extensively with thousands of clients, I have seen many misinterpretations of the system and heard many ways in which it is misunderstood. This … [Read more...] about Improving FMS Scores – Research Review
When you have two kids who play sports and you train athletes for a living, it is only a matter of time before the other moms and dads pull you to the side and start picking your brain for info on how to make their son or daughter a superstar."Do you do classes for speed training?" is the question they ask me most often. My reply is always a non-committal, "kind of". I'm … [Read more...] about The Best Speed Drill Ever !?!?!
Since I've started training clients, before someone starts working with me, I always ask them a few simple questions. One of which is, "How do you know if I have done my job and you have had a great session?"The two most common answers:1. It was hard and I sweat a lot2. I was really sore the next dayI will quickly will then reply, "That's great. I have a special program … [Read more...] about How Do You Know You Got a Good Workout???
Here's a great client story from many years ago:Bob comes in and tells me I got him in trouble. He said his wife is furious at him. Bob struggled with his mobility, to say the least, so I would always tease him that he just needed some WD40 to grease his joints. He goes on to tell me that his mother-in-law who was in her eighties would call the house and … [Read more...] about An Amusing Use for WD40
A poor habit I see in too many weight rooms is the propensity to crank back the neck and look up at the sky when doing squats. I don't how or where this started, but I think I know why. Due to a lack of mobility and/or stability many people lack the ability to maintain a neutral spine as they get lower in the squat and will begin to tuck under their pelvis and flex their … [Read more...] about Don’t Look Up When You Squat