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Were you duped by EMG?

EMG (electromyography) is the measurement of the electrical input to “activate” a muscle, and is often used as an indication of how much force the muscle will produce. It can be a useful research tool, and one that I’m very familiar with, having spent my two years of grad school working in the Exercise Neuroscience […]

March 18th, 2015 | Comments (5)
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Sports Nutrition Tip: The key to sustained energy

I’m particularly excited about today’s sports nutrition tip from Brian St. Pierre. As in the past, this tip is a “teaser” from the Nutrition Guide he wrote for my new program Ultimate Hockey Transformation. Today’s tip covers a topic that is essential to fueling consistently high performance and making significant gains in off-season training. It […]

March 18th, 2015 | Comments (0)
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Integrated Glute Activation Exercise

A problem that I see on a regular basis with a lot of athletes at Endeavor is a difficulty controlling lumbar extension and rib positioning, even during more remedial exercises. The ability to control extension is important for a lot of reasons, but specific to the exercise below, it helps ensure that you’re truly training […]

March 15th, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Myth of Symmetry

One of my favorite things about the “Throwback Thursday” process is that I have an opportunity to re-read some of my older work. Aside from picking up some information that I may have forgotten about, it also allows me to reflect on where I was at in my education at the time of writing it, […]

March 11th, 2015 | Comments (4)
Teeth and Posture

Sports Training Stuff You Should Read

This doesn’t seem like a random assortment of great articles as much as it does a tribute to the great work that Mike Robertson continues to put out. Nonetheless, there’s a lot of interesting stuff here so take a few minutes to check it all out! Are US Soccer Players Out of Shape by Mike […]

March 9th, 2015 | Comments (0)
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Training Around An Injury

Today’s Thursday Throwback is an article I originally wrote in 2011 that discusses the importance of training AROUND an injury and exactly how to go about it. If you have any questions, please feel free to post them in the comments section below! Training Around an Injury A few years back I wrote an article […]

March 5th, 2015 | Comments (5)
UMass Lowell Hockey

Late-Season Hockey Training

This past weekend I was up in Boston for the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference with Devan McConnell (Head Sports Performance Coach, UMass Lowell Hockey). The conference had a few great takeaways that I’ll get to in a future post, but with youth, junior, and college seasons starting to transition into playoffs, and having just […]

March 2nd, 2015 | Comments (0)
Joel Jamieson-Ultimate MMA Conditioning

A New Perspective on Energy Systems

A few years ago when I first came across this presentation from Joel Jamieson, it caused me to rethink a lot of what I thought I knew about “conditioning”. Since that time, I’ve read (and re-read) his two books, seen him speak a few times, and even spoke alongside him when the two of us […]

February 26th, 2015 | Comments (8)
Big Lebowski Meme

Player Development Advice from an Unlikely Source

Every year, in recognition of the giving spirit of the holidays, the Endeavor staff does a small gift exchange. This year the guys got me two books that were awesome. The first of which was called The Big Lebowski and Philosophy: Keeping your Mind Limber with Abiding Wisdom. I wasn’t really sure what to expect […]

February 25th, 2015 | Comments (0)
Fitness Expert

Pros and Cons of the “Fitness” Industry

Last week one of our former athletes reached out to me about doing an interview for a class he was taking.  His assignment was to interview someone in the field he intended to work in, just to get a better idea of what it’s like. On a personal note, it’s pretty cool to see athletes […]

February 23rd, 2015 | Comments (0)