In the past few weeks I've had a few eye opening experiences that inspired this post regarding how we go about preparing athletes. Both were related to baseball and softball, but the concepts we will discuss can be carried over to just about any discipline or activity.The first instance was a high school baseball player who came in for a training session and told me that … [Read more...] about Learn, Practice, Train
The Active Straight Leg Raise (ASLR) is one of the fundamental tests of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) that is a lower limb reciprocal pattern that assesses dynamic hip mobility while simultaneously looking at core stability and motor control of the trunk and pelvis during single leg hip hinging.A few notes to consider:-It is NOT simply a hamstring test!!! Sure, the … [Read more...] about The Basics of the Leg Raise
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???