October 22, 2014

Workout Ideas: Cybex Bravo Functional Warm Up

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This weeks workout idea is on the using the Cybex Bravo as a functional warm up device…
Start off by loading up the weight stack with a moderate load (probably heavier than you think – I used 25% of my body weight), grab the handle and walk away from the Bravo to give yourself some room. Let the cable pull … Read More >

Off-Season Recap: Week 6 – Fitness Separation

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In week 5 of our off-season training program we finished up our pre-test sessions on speed, strength and fitness. Some have asked why we wait 4 weeks before starting our “pre-test” and the answer is simple. We have 200+ athletes walk show up week 1 of our off-season program, and many of them have not … Read More >

ACL Series: Risk Factors

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Over the past few years much of the research, including a recent review (Bien, 2011) named the several biomechanical/neuromuscular risk factors for non-contact ACL injury, as well as the most effective programming implementations for prevention. Here are the area’s we focus on in our program model:

Hip and Knee Pathomechanics
Hamstring Activation and Strength Deficits
Leg … Read More >

Plyometrics & Jump Training eBook Table of Contents

Jumping and Landing

Overview
Part 1: Stationary, Dynamic Movement
Part 2: Box Jumps, Force Production
Part 3: Jumping Over Cones, Hurdles
Part 4: Jump Turns

Elasticity

Overview
Part 1: Stationary Double Jumps
Part 2: Box Jumps, Force Production with Double Jumps
Part 3: Linear and Lateral Double Jumps Over Cones, Hurdles
Part 4: Jump Turns with a Double Jump

Stretch Shortening Cycle (SSC)

Overview
Part 1: Stationary, Dynamic Movement
Part … Read More >