There’s nothing more frustrating than spending countless hours working toward something, only to realize you haven’t made any progress. Actually, there is one thing: spending countless hours working toward something, only to realize you’ve actually been progressing in the WRONG direction! In the world of hockey training, crunches, sit-ups, and partner leg throw-downs predominate as… Read more
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Hockey is the greatest sport on earth. Finally recognizing this, the number of youth hockey programs in the U.S. continues to grow rapidly. Characterized by rapid high-intensity movements, high velocities, and full-speed collisions, it’s not hard to see why off-ice training would be advantageous. With injuries such as “groin” pulls, hip flexor strains, sports hernias,… Read more
Yesterday Karl (our first intern at Endeavor Fitness) and I went through the Functional Movement Screen together. I’m proud to say, as the mentor, that I came out victorious with a score of 18 (over his measly 17!). He “lost” because his hamstring extensibility (or flexibility) was terrible. While most of our athletes have decent… Read more
A few weeks ago I started working with a Division 1 bound high school baseball player. During his first session, he was able to do a set of Dumbbell Reverse Lunges with 40s for 6 reps/side. 2 weeks later he did a set of 4 reps/side with 75s, and he did 70s for 6/side the… Read more
A couple months ago I wrote a quick article for the Endeavor Fitness website on the issue of whether kids should lift weights or not. It’s a question I get a lot, or more accurately, it’s a misconception I have to explain a lot. Today I read Eric Cressey’s newsletter on the same issue. Whether… Read more