MVC

One of the keys for strength training as it relates to sport performance is MVC (maximum voluntary contraction). When our athletes are training, we stress to them the importance of intent. Especially when the athletes are doing Olympic pull variations and heavy core lifts (squats, deadlifts, pushes, and pulls). For example, if an athlete has…

How Much?

One of the most difficult things to change is a culture. Regardless of the sport, many sport coaches share the same dogmatic, culture views that assumes this; “if a little is good, more must be better”. For example, I was talking with a soccer player earlier today who was describing his conditioning schedule for the…

Overwhelm

My oldest daughter Claire is 4 years old and is lucky enough to have her own room. As a result of having older cousins, grandparents who spoil her rotten, and friends who give her presents; her room is messy! I literally could not walk through her room earlier today. The floor was covered with clothes,…

Effectiveness

I recorded a boxing match from the other night and finally have some time to watch it while I’m eating breakfast. During the match, I’m listening to the commentators talk about how one fighter has thrown around 100 more punches than the other fighter, so he must be winning the fight, right? Wrong. Another commentator…

Chip Away

There are a lot of misconceptions and myths that exist in the world of strength and conditioning; and I will be addressing some of those over the next few weeks. One of my favorites is that “in order to have the results you want, you have to spend HOURS in the weight room everyday”. This…