Sled March/Run Post-ACL Rehab

How do we assess the correct exercise selection and progressions for our post-rehab athletes and clients? Cam is post-rehab for an uncomplicated ACL tear. She assessed strongly, with only minor off-leg valgus in SL Stance/excursion and slight hip drop to the right in plank positions. During core and strength training, she exhibits very good bilateral… Continue reading Sled March/Run Post-ACL Rehab

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Agility Ladder Patterns

Pattern recognition and mastery, rhythm, ‪ movement confidence and reaction. Important “passive” skills for athletes. Critical for ASD athletes. Building on a previous discussion on rhythm and movement confidence, today a little about pattern recognition and mastery. To master movement, athletes must pass through at least these three “phases” or levels, in my opinion. 1.… Continue reading Agility Ladder Patterns

Rhythm, Movement Confidence and Skills

Rhythm and movement confidence. These are important “passive” athletic skills for any athlete. For athletes with ASD challenges, they’re critical. Each skill serves as a building block for other and more complex movement and athletic skills. Rhythm is an expression of time and works hand-in-hand with pattern recognition to improve the capability for, and even… Continue reading Rhythm, Movement Confidence and Skills

Slam Ball Chest Pass “Wager” Game

Fitness training or a challenging game for my basketball-fan athlete? Both. We started with a tire and a 10 lb Dead Ball (Slam Ball.) To begin, there were the following exercises to be done: 15 rounds, 1 exercise per round 2 Arm Rope Slams X 12 OH Ball Carry (30 yards) X 1 Sled Pushes… Continue reading Slam Ball Chest Pass “Wager” Game

“Evidence-based S & C” – Is it for real?

Like so many other questions in the Fitness Profession, the answer is “it depends.” The term “Evidence-based Strength & Conditioning,” or “Evidence-based Fitness Training” is starting to pop up in the Fitness Profession. Heck, I bet someone is working furiously right now on creating the next big fitness info-product based on the idea. “6 Weeks… Continue reading “Evidence-based S & C” – Is it for real?

What we can learn from Lee’s Knees.

This is Lee. Well, actually, it’s Lee’s knees. In his right knee he’s missing a meniscus since 1981 and ruptured his ACL, and tore his MCL, sometime between 1981 and 5 years ago. His Ortho elected not to repair, telling him “I’ll see you in about 10 years” for total knee replacement surgery. (?) An… Continue reading What we can learn from Lee’s Knees.

Try this: Zercher Lunge and Ball Slam Complex

Click for video. Core training, strength training, postural training and metabolic conditioning. All important elements of a solid training program, for athletes and for fat loss. All found in this multi-faceted complex. Zercher Carry Walking Lunge x 12 Dead Ball Slam x 6 4 rounds, with 45-60 seconds rest between rounds, BUT you must hold… Continue reading Try this: Zercher Lunge and Ball Slam Complex

Another Fitness and Performance Blog

NOT QUITE.

ou may already noticed something a little “off” about this bit of writing.

Maybe because there’s something a little “off” about me, as it relates to fitting in to the mold of “typical” Fitness Professionals. (IS there really such a thing? WHY?)