Today I have another guest post from my friend Devan McConnell, Director or Sports Performance at UMass Lowell. In this article, he shares a new exercise he’s using in the off-season with his hockey players. Enjoy! Introducing the Cable SLDL Hold w/ Overhead Cable Pulldown by Devan McConnell The Cable SLDL Hold with “Overhead” Cable… Read more
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Training youth athletes can be a challenge, even for the most experienced Performance Coaches. With the drastic fluctuations in structural, hormonal, and neurological development across adolescence, one of the most difficult things to do is teach youth athletes how to perform exercises (and other athletic movements) with proper technique. Matt Siniscalchi is one of the… Read more
Matt Sees, my coworker at Endeavor, recently competed in his 2nd ever Olympic Weightlifting meet and absolutely crushed his totals from last year. As a result, I thought it would be a great time to have him weigh in on a few simple tips that he’s relied on to get really strong, and some things… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more