The hip hinge is a skill everyone needs to learn and master. From deadlifts to kettle bell swings, the hinge is a go to movement in the gym and our everyday lives. Down through the years while working with general population and athletes sprinkled in for good measure, I have seen people struggle to find their start position for a hip hinge movement, most notably the deadlift. Here is a set up protocol that will instantaneously tap into your optimal hip hinge position. Continue reading
With the holidays quickly approaching I will take a look at some workouts that you can implement at home or on the road. They require minimum to zero equipment in some cases. As the weather slowly turns towards colder temperatures (fingers crossed on the slowly) it’s important to make sure you are doing some “homework” while not in your regular routine. This may be over the holidays or even if some bad weather lays siege to your hometown. Continue reading
Whether its walking up a flight of stairs or jumping for a rebound in a pick up basketball game, we all need power to some degree. Seeing as I’m reading “Can You Go” by Dan John at the moment I thought this quote was appropriate, “Every time we use a technological advancement we pay a biological price”. Continue reading
Summer is still hanging around, barely. If you want to maximize your time outside complexes can be a great way to get your lift in with minimum time spent indoors. Earlier this summer I wanted to get more efficient in the weight room seeing as I was in season for gaelic football. I had a heavy game and conditioning schedule so based on time restrictions I incorporated more complexes. Fast forward to August and we were crowned Champions of Boston, because of these complexes! I joke, but complexes can be a great intermission in your training for the following reasons. Continue reading
Whether you’re in a rut in your weekly training schedule at the gym or you’re an athlete looking at how to improve your power and explosiveness, lets face it, everyone can do with some extra power. Here are “10 Moves for Explosive Power” as written by Will Fleming on T-Nation. In this excellent article Will details different movements proven to add explosiveness when added to a training program on a regular basis and executed correctly. Many of the exercises are quite complex and proper training should be sought for Olympic lifts such as the Power Clean and Snatch.