Conditioning, Miscellanous

Free Summer Conditioning Plan for the Collegiate Soccer Athlete

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Here is the updated version of “Primed & Ready. An all in one conditioning guide for the collegiate field sport athlete. Initially designed for soccer players this can be adapted to any sport similar to soccer that needs a solid aerobic system, repeat sprint ability and explosiveness.

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Breathing, Miscellanous

Are you Stressed Out?

stress therapy and management helps in relaxation reduce tension

A Tribe Called Quest put it best in their song “Stressed Out” with the lyrics, “I really know how it feels to be stressed out, stressed out”. We all know that feeling. Traffic is crazy or someone does something to set you off and before you know it your heart is racing, your breathing becomes short and rapid and your mind is racing. This is not a something we want to repeat over a lengthy time period. Unfortunately a lot of the population walk around everyday in a state of “fight or flight”. Their stress response has become a conditioned state of everyday normality. Short term is fine, a conditioned chronic use of your stress response is where you may be in deep trouble. Continue reading

Breathing, Miscellanous, Movement, Prehab

Press Reset, Improve your Overhead Position

Over the last two to three months I have been working on improving my overhead position. Shoulder mobility and the ability to press overhead or feel comfortable while doing so is closely connected to the thoracic spine and ribcage position. Poor movement in the thoracic spine will only mean poor movement at the shoulder position. If lost, it’s important to try to gain back some of that ability to reach overhead while having your ribs, diaphragm and hips stay as close to “neutral” as possible without being in extension.  So how do we shift back to neutral? We need a reset. Continue reading

Miscellanous

1 Key Eating Rule Not Just for the Holidays

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One of the four books I have on rotation right now is “Eat, Move, Sleep” by Tom Rath. Without getting too deep into the overall story, which I’ll visit later down the road in another post, Rath brings up a simple and effective rule to keep in mind over the holiday period. Its all about “Net Gains”. Continue reading

Coaching, Miscellanous, Movement, TGU, Warm Up

Part 3 – The TGU

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In the final installment of “Design a Better Warm Up” we will take  a look at the Turkish Get Up.  This may be one of the most unique and complex movements in your skill set and if you have not made it a regular part of your movement/work outs, go about making strides to do so. I enlisted the help of my Training Room colleague Derek Christeler to demo for me. He even got a new haircut for his video debut so prepare to be impressed!  Continue reading

Miscellanous

Tweets in Review

 

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This week I cam across a great flow chart on the Toe Touch, exercises for desk jockeys, adding Rotation into a program to deal with SI Joint Pain and a knowledge bomb from Kyle Holland. Continue reading

Miscellanous

What’s your Favorite Retro Football Jersey?

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What are some of the best retro football jerseys you remember? I recently came across an old jersey I wore playing U-16 football in Ireland (pictured below). That got me thinking back to some of my favorite football jerseys that were around back in the eighties, nineties and early 2000’s. My personal favorites include Liverpool’s home and away jerseys from 1988-1990, Shelbourne’s old home jersey and the Euro “88 Holland jersey are some standouts. Another standout in my opinion was the Arsenal jersey from 1992. Some other notables are pictured below. Continue reading