Rehab 101: A Coaches Guide To Rehab

Today’s Topic: Contraction Types⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Following surgery, acute injury or a tendonitis it’s important to have a thoughtful approach to progressive overload to ensure that we restore load bearing capacity and overall functionality to the athlete while also avoiding excessive loading.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀In my experience working through various contraction types can be simple way to ensure progress with minimal… READ MORE

Are we “Activating Glutes” or just teaching people how to move?

One thing I‘ll almost always do with beginners is teach bridging during the movement prep portion of our program.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Very often when discussing this coaches will refer to this as “glute activation” however this is a term I have done away with as I feel like it creates an inaccurate description of what is going on.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The… READ MORE

As if Chin-Ups weren’t hard enough already…

Chin-Ups with Iso-Holds in between reps can be especially beneficial to develop overall pulling strength. You’d be surprised how much more difficult chin-ups become with a short pause at the top of every repetition.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I especially like this progression for grapplers like wrestlers and jiu jitsu athletes or really any athlete who’s job is to physically… READ MORE

Seated No Countermovement Box Jump

The seated box jump is a great lower body power variation to use when look to develop starting power. By sitting down it prevents the use of stretch reflex and requires the athlete to only produce power with concentric effort.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Execution: Be sure that the athlete is starting in a loaded position with their feet firmly… READ MORE

Anti-Extension Regressions: Bear Plank to Short Plank to Front Plank

Anti-Extension Regressions: Bear Plank to Short Plank to Front Plank The ability to control the relationship between your rib cage and pelvis in the sagittal plane is foundational to developing higher levels of core strength and power down the road.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Very often we think of The Front Plank as being the entry level progression for clients… READ MORE

Work Harder, Rest Longer for Smarter Circuits

Work Harder, Rest Longer for Smarter Circuits Want to to improve your conditioning, get stronger and not feel like you’re gonna die in the process?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Give anti-glycolytic training a try for a more intelligent approach to interval training. The internet is rife with coaches showing metabolic circuits with long work intervals and negative or non-existent rest… READ MORE

Unplugged Topic #2: Rebooting Our Tech Addiction

MAM Book Club Book Of The Month⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Topic #2: Rebooting Our Tech Addiction⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀“Replace external reinforcement with internal purpose”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Now I understand the irony of you reading this post on your phone, on Instagram but you can put your phone away when you are done reading this.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The constant buzzing of the phone, checking of texts and posting for likes… READ MORE

Pogo Progression

Pogo Progression Pogo drills have been one of the more valuable things that I have integrated more into my daily programming at MBSC and Movement As Medicine over the last year. These simple drills are an extremely effective tool to train tissue elasticity and recondition tendons and joints following injury. Developing tendon stiffness will improve… READ MORE

Integrated Foot and Hip Stability Progression

When people ask me about what I prescribe for “foot strengthening” they‘re often surprised when I show them this single leg stance row progression. However, once they try it you can see the lightbulb turn on when they feel their foot and hip light up.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The foot and hip stabilizers should be trained as a unit… READ MORE

Book Of The Month: Unplugged Topic 1: Wearable Technology

Book Of The Month: Unplugged by Brian McKenzie, Andy Galpin and Phil White. “If we keep chasing performance simply for the sake of improving our numbers we’re missing out on the fun of being active.” Topic 1: Wearable Technology Q: Is constant connection to technology and data in our best interest? The dats we can… READ MORE

Movement As Medicine Book of The Month: Food Rules Week 2: “What Kind Of Food Should I Eat?”

Movement As Medicine Book of The Month: Food Rules by Michael Pollan ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Week 2: “What Kind Of Food Should I Eat?”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀1). Eat Your Colors⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀As @henrylau always says “EAT YOUR PHYTOS!” The varied colors of vegetables represent the valuable Phytonutrients that they contain.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀2). Eat animals that have also eaten well.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The quality of nutrition available in the meat that… READ MORE