Last week I had an opportunity to join Anthony Renna on the Strength Coach Podcast to discuss our upcoming seminar Optimizing Adaptation and Performance. During the interview, we discussed: My assessment and performance profiling process and how it influences program design Specific examples of how to train around ankle mobility limitations Strategies to individualize training… Read more
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A few weeks ago I had an opportunity to read through Devan McConnell’s new book Intent: A Practical Approach to Applied Sport Science for Athletic Development For those of you that don’t know Devan, he’s been the Head of Hockey Performance at UMass Lowell for the last 7 years. The impact he’s had on that… Read more
A couple weeks ago I was at the Catapult Hockey Workshop in Denver with a few dozen strength and conditioning coaches from the NHL and NCAA. While there, someone asked me about the Lateral Bound test, one of many “hockey power tests” I really like. I’ve written about the Lateral Bound Test in the past,… Read more
2014 was a memorable year for a lot of reasons. Emily and I got engaged, bought a house, I got a new (used) car, and then we expanded our family to include a new dog, Ruxin. In quick succession, we learned that he… despite being from Jacksonville, is an Eagles Fan like me, prefers watching… Read more
Testing is an important part of the training process. Not only does it help coaches profile the athlete, and therefore make decisions about which areas require more attention from a training perspective, but it also provides a mechanism to track progress over time. In a previous post, which followed all of the controversy surrounding one… Read more