Always looking for marginal gains…

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Feb 6, 2020 at 11:56am PST Always looking for marginal gains… With Matt especially, we’ve been zeroed in on incremental gains in his power output. We test his bilateral and unilateral vertical jump numbers weekly have been seeing consistent improvements in… READ MORE

Basic Active Warm-Up: Why + Coaching Cues

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Feb 4, 2020 at 5:14am PST The warm-up is the most underrated portion of the training program. Although it’s purpose is to set the stage for the main lift there is so much value to be gained from a solid warm-up… READ MORE

Consistent inputs, compounded over time

“When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” – George Washington Carver⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀“I wish I looked like you.”“You have a dream job”“It would be great to be so strong.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀What many people don’t realize is that those who are healthy, strong and successful got… READ MORE

Single Leg Training Research

For sake of clarity I’ll start by stating that I think both bilateral and unilateral training has a place in a well-rounded performance program. Trapbar deadlift and goblet squat are staples in our strength programming for developing athletes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀With that said, it seems that everyday we are seeing more and more evidence for the prioritization… READ MORE

Coaching The Side Plank

The side plank is a classic core exercise that despite it’s popularity is often performed with less than stellar technique. Check out this video and follow the tips and progressions to build your obliques and get more out of your side plank.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀1. Shoulder Set-Up: Be sure to set up with the elbow directly under the… READ MORE

Ring Fallout Anti-Extension Progression

Anti-Extension trunk and pelvic control should serve as the foundation to any well-designed training program. Athletes who can command sagittal positioning of the spine and pelvis will have more success developing frontal and transverse plane strength and power down the road.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Following success with static sagittal plane progressions bear plank > modified plank and front plank… READ MORE

KB Loaded Leg Lower

Is that Movement Prep or a Core Exercise? …..Yes.⠀⠀Isn’t it all really the same thing? Quality exercise choices tend to transcend categories.⠀⠀Leg Lowering can be a great tool to develop the pelvic stability necessary for opposing hip flexion and extension. I would use this drill as a progression from Band Assisted Leg Lowering where I… READ MORE

Landmine Loaded Squat

I like the landmine squat as an alternative exercise choice for general population clients who have been training with me for an extended period of time and are looking for some variety in their programming. The change in vector provides a nice challenge and the use of the landmine and wedge promotes a deeper squat.⠀⠀I… READ MORE

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