Perspective

Let's take our thoughts a little different direction today. I want you to take a moment to think about the last time you had an argument with someone special to you. What was the tipping point that caused you to lose your cool and really got the conversation heading in the "wrong direction?" ______________________________________________ Now, … Continue reading Perspective

Yes, Look Back

People often say, "Don't look back, you're not going that way." I'm going to disagree. Yes, it is important to not dwell on past experiences or live with regret about how things could have been different based on different choices or situations of the past. However, it is also important to look back and appreciate the … Continue reading Yes, Look Back

NSCA National Conference 7/9/15- Mark Watts: Rotational Power

I'm happy to share my notes from Coach Mark Watt's presentation at the NSCA National Conference in Orlando, FL on July 9, 2015. Coach Watts is a fifth grade teacher and U8 Girls Soccer Coach in Columbus, Ohio. Formerly, Watts was the Director of Education at elitefts.com among other roles. He is an exceptional coach and … Continue reading NSCA National Conference 7/9/15- Mark Watts: Rotational Power

How to Maximize Concurrent Training

Question: How can concurrent training (endurance + strength) be managed to maximize benefits? Properly designed endurance training (ET) programs are typically low resistance with high repetitions, and aim to increase maximal oxygen uptake, metabolic adaptation, and exercise capacity (1,2). On the contrary, resistance training (RT) programs are high intensity with high resistance and few repetitions, and … Continue reading How to Maximize Concurrent Training

Core Training: A Controversial Review

Question: Is specific “core” training necessary for optimal performance or are basic structural resistance training exercises sufficient? Specific core training is necessary for injury prevention and for optimal athletic performance, but it should not be the primary aspect of training. Furthermore, specific core training is more necessary for some sports, positions, and individuals than others, … Continue reading Core Training: A Controversial Review