Breathing Mistakes

For all the emphasis we place on breathing, I sure have been coaching it wrong for a long time. This month I take you through a subtle compensation that our clients do to make breathing drills ineffective. Give it a shot and let me know what you think.

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Coaching the Push Up and Split Squat: Some special cues to help out clients who are struggling

Coaching the Push-Up and Split Squat

Everybody knows how to coach a push-up, right? I would argue that IFAST coaches the push-up differently than most of the fitness industry, and in this clip, you’ll see exactly how I set up and coach it.

You’ll also get a peek into some of the humorous cues that I use with push-ups (poison daggers, Ebola-laced needles, and Michael Jackson all make an appearance). If you work with any general population clients, funny cues are very helpful in building rapport, so I hope you try these out!

The split squat is an excellent exercise, but many of my clients don’t have the stability or control to do them properly at first. In this video, I’ll show you a simple regression that helps 90% of my clients get it right on their first day in the gym, even for many of my less coordinated clients.

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Baseball Shoulder Care

Baseball Shoulder Care

Pitching is so strenuous on shoulders. As strength and conditioning coaches, our exercise selection needs to be dialed in if we’re going to help these athletes recover from their grueling play schedule.

Here are two common ways to help stabilize the pitcher’s shoulder.

(And the dirty little secret is that it works for everyone else who needs it, too!)

To read more about PNF, pick up “PNF in Practice” by Adler, Beckers, & Buck.

My fellow IFASTU coach Lance and I noticed that the Thrower’s Ten list of exercises for shoulder health were lacking some key pieces, so we put together the NEW Thrower’s Ten (free to download).

Pick up the free download

Mistakes I've Made: Not Knowing How to Learn

Mistakes I’ve Made: Not Knowing How to Learn

In this post, I talk about how I failed to get the most out of my first 3 years at IFAST, because I didn’t have a concrete learning strategy.

To help you get the most out of IFAST University, I’ll walk you through two simple steps that will greatly enhance your retention. I’ll also give you a list of helpful resources to help you learn how to learn better.

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