Mobility for Agility

Cutting is one of the most complex movements in sport.

Ty and I got together and wondered, “How can we make better tests for these guys and girls?”

We see kids who are strong in the weight room but can’t display that strength on the field. Why don’t they have access to that strength?

There are 3 main issues at play when an athlete can’t cut very well:

  1. They lack mobility
  2. They can’t produce force
  3. They cannot deal with the given situation

Our focus here is on the first point; where are the mobility restrictions? We picked three exercises that you can use as tests. You can sneak them into any program without your athlete even knowing that you’re testing them.

The video above takes you through the three tests. The button below is a free Google Sheet you can use to assess your athletes and get help picking the right exercises for them.

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Expand Your Business Reach with Snapchat

Expand Your Business Reach with Snapchat

Snapchat is more than just fun filters. With 166 million daily active users, it’s important for business owners of every generation to learn how to use the app to their advantage. To help meet the broad needs of our IFAST U community, below are links to two dozen articles on Snapchat. Take a look and decide where to jump in. Whether you’ve never used Snapchat or can’t go a day without it, every business owner should consider it worth the leap!

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4 Strategies to Improve Power

4 Strategies to Improve Power

This presentation is not “How to DO” — It’s “How to THINK

Big picture to small picture, what are your principles?

Here’s my basic flow of training thought:

Principles => Strategy => Tactics

And we’ll discuss a case study of one of my basketball players.

Teaching the Olympic Lifts - a three part series

Teaching the Olympic Lifts

This series is dedicated to teaching the Olympic lifts to your clients. I’ve broken it down into three parts:

  1. Assessment, proper positions, and the Golden Rule of Weightlifting
  2. Clean, snatch, and working from the top-down
  3. Jerk and putting it all together

Part 1: Is your client ready?

Shoulder Mobility

Can they flex their shoulder to 180 degrees (see video)? If not, you might want to try these exercises:

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