Med Ball Throws are a great way to develop rotational power. As the off-season progresses we’ll move from static throws, to static throws with a partner pass, to throws with dynamic starts. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kevin Neeld, PhD (@kevinneeld) The goal here is to use momentum to increase the… Read more
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Speed is the most highly-coveted physical capacity in sports. Despite this, many athletes succeed without possessing elite speed. Ultimately, speed serves to help create and close space. Making fast/accurate decisions with ball/puck movement can also create space. Being in the right position can minimize the need to travel excessive distances, allow players to win races… Read more
Start basic. Eliminate joints, teach control. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kevin Neeld, PhD (@kevinneeld) ½ Kneel eliminates lower leg and enforces single-leg stance control at the hip/core. Tall Kneel adds in rotational control at the hip. Standing adds in lower leg, but still emphasizes control (shoulders turn over a stable… Read more
Developing strength in multiple planes is important for improving the transfer of strength to sport-specific movements and to improve durability by preparing the tissue to produce and accept force in these patterns. The 1-Arm DB Lateral Squat is an example of an accessory single-leg strength exercise that emphasizes a lateral push. View this post on… Read more
Every performance coach has a unique background in terms of their education and experience, and as a result, has different preferences for how they design and coach their programs. Over the years I’ve worked with athletes that have found success (in terms of physical development) coming from a lot of different programs. The two key… Read more