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Resisted Acceleration A-run

All sports have varying degrees and needs for acceleration. Yet, if we look across the spectrum of sports, we see vast similarities in mechanics. Watch Adrian Peterson taking a handoff and busting through the line, Everth Cabrera stealing a base, Wes Welker releasing off the line of scrimmage, Serena Williams sprinting to the net for a […]

Effective Vertimax Training

As I mentioned in my last post, we’re now going to dive into more specific methods of performance training. We’ll cover everything from breakdowns of individual exercises, basic programming strategies and advance strategies to elicit very specific responses. In this post, we’ll get into the use of a specific piece of equipment that I implement […]

Subtle Movements

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you know ‘efficiency’ is a cornerstone of my training philosophy. As coaches, we have all developed a personal foundation to our training approach. This is the tenant on which we focus our energy and encourage ‘buy-in’ from our athletes. However, a problem with this is that our […]

Should You Go Bare?

Barefoot training has become a hot topic of debate. Whether it’s the shoe wear trying to “mimic” the environment or people advocating the effectiveness of no shoes for all phases of training, there are a lot of differing points of view. Regardless, I want to show that there may be some great positive influences, but […]

Mastering ‘The Machine’

As coaches and trainers, we have many different equipment options for training our athletes. Barbells, dumbbells, isolated equipment, medicine balls, TRX, kettlebells, Elastomers, Sandbells and bags, weighted sleds, battle ropes and the list goes on! All this equipment exists to further exploit our athletes’ strength, explosiveness, speed, agility and stability. Ultimately all these tools are only as […]