Kettlebell Exercises

Kettlebell Exercises

There are thousands of exercise variations that can be done with the kettlebell.  It is a tool that is used by almost everyone in the industry and for good reason.  The displacement of the weight from the handle adds an extra challenge especially when performing exercises like farmers walks and swings. It's the perfect modality for training at home because there are so many variations and it takes up almost zero space!  With all of the different exercise variations, it's like having a full size gym that takes up less space than a pair of shoes!

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Exercises I Used During My Playing Days, Wished I Had Incorporated While Playing, & Will Continue to Use….4 Eva

Exercises I Used During My Playing Days, Wished I Had Incorporated While Playing, & Will Continue to Use….4 Eva

I’ve had the fortune of being exposed to some top-notch strength and conditioning coaches throughout my career. In turn, this has exposed me to some great programming and exercises that improved my athleticism and kept me injury free.

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Movement over Muscles

Movement over Muscles

Traditional strength training programs aim to build muscles like biceps and triceps.  This approach will give you results and acheive the goals of stronger muscle, but it doesn't guarantee good movement on the field or court.  Functional training focuses on building movements such as pushing and pulling.  By developing stability, strength, and power in these movements, we can acheive results that will translate to sports while still developing the muscles like biceps and triceps.

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Train Like a Pro: Core & Neck Strength Training featuring Ashlyn Harris

Train Like a Pro: Core & Neck Strength Training featuring Ashlyn Harris

There are many risk factors involved with head trauma, but Neck Strength is the only risk factor that can be modified. Concussed athletes had a smaller neck circumference and less overall strength. In untrained youth, the odds of a concussion dropped 5% for every pound of neck strength. In March of 2014, the American Journal of Sports Medicine published an article showing that greater neck strength and anticipatory cervical muscle activation can reduce the magnitude of the kinematic response. So while we may never be able to fully prevent a concussion, we can develop the muscles around the neck to reduce the risk.

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My Training Ground...

My Training Ground...

Your Training Ground is a place away from the team, coaches, trainers, friends, family and fans. It's where you go to re-establish your commitment to the game and to remind yourself why you love to play. It's just you, the ball and the space you find to make yourself a better athlete. Sometimes, players use excuses like not having a facility or a personal trainer or a nice fitness center to go to for extra training on their own. But the truth is, you don't need those things to have your own training ground. 

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