As promised, I’ll begin responding to some saved questions from my last Q&A. Thanks for all the submissions -- so let's get to it. Q: I’m just starting to lift and feel like my grip strength is terrible. How can I improve it for something like deadlifts? A: One of the most important things … Continue reading Q&A: Fixing Grip Strength, When Prowler Pushes are Useful, Medicine Ball Training Benefits.
The purpose of a warm-up is to prepare for a training session or competition mentally and physically. Therefore, a warm should enhance performance, improve a level of fitness and provide reduction of injury risk. While you are designing a warm-up, consider how well it mimics the sport, competition or activity that is about to be … Continue reading Changing the Way You Think About Your Warm Ups
For athletes, we know the role that the central core plays in terms of stabilization and force generation. As it is becoming widely recognized, core stability is necessary for efficient biomechanical function to not just minimize excessive loading on joints but also maximizing force generation during strength activities. However, we also know that strength athletes … Continue reading Addressing Postural Stability, Balance Training for Strength Athletes
Short answer: It can be. Plyometric training includes explosive body weight exercises that include a rapid stretch shortening cycle in an effort to increase speed and power. When incorporating such training, it is believed a number of physiological adaptations occur, which include muscle size, tendon stiffness and neural adaptions. Depending on the program, various … Continue reading Is Plyometric Training Safe for Children?
Whether you are new to resistance training or need to brush up on techniques, it’s always a good idea to review set up, execution, safety guidelines and cues for basic exercises. In the early stages, one should focusing on learning and rehearsing proper motor patterns. If good form isn’t taught correctly to a beginner, it … Continue reading Resistance Training Techniques: Set Up, Execution, Safety Guidelines and Cues.