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A Great Core Exercise

A Great Core Exercise

Over the Summer I was fortunate to spend some time at Cressey Performance. They had a lot of their baseball guys doing dynamic variations of medicine ball exercises I had seen previously. By dynamic I mean adding some movement (such as a skip or reverse lunge) ahead of the throw. I was thinking of how… Read more

Dedication

Dedication

An argument can be made that Vasily Alexeev is the greatest athlete of all time, yet few people have ever heard of him. His strength, dedication, and humbleness are inspiring. Take the time to watch this. We could all benefit from adopting his mentality. Please enter your first name and email below to sign up… Read more

Durability

Durability

Claude Lemieux was always one of my least favorite players growing up. Don’t get me wrong, I respect him, but he was ALWAYS one of the most dominant players come play-off time, which was never good for the Flyers. It seemed like he’d have 30 points all season, then 25 in the playoffs. Lemieux joined… Read more

Movie Appreciation Series: 1

Movie Appreciation Series: 1

I have two weeks to finish up my research on motor unit synchronization and get ready to present it.  Free time is at an all time low, which means it’s a perfect time for Movie Appreciation Week.  It may not be what you think.  Each video will have a theme that somehow relates to performance… Read more

Hockey-Specific Jump Training

Hockey-Specific Jump Training

I think jump training is an effective way to improve lower body power development, and the ability to decelerate. Jump training gets a lot of emphasis because of the importance of maximizing force output while transitioning from a deceleration- to acceleration-based movement, or eccentric (muscle lengthening) to concentric (muscle shortening) contraction. This happens anytime you… Read more