Are You Prepared to Perform the Kettlebell Swing?

Are You Prepared to Perform the Kettlebell Swing?

Lets face it. The Kettlebell Swing is a killer exercise. And, when I say killer I mean the benefits of the swing are endless. All of this awesomeness in one exercise has athletes wanting to jump right in and get to swinging. The reality is though, that many aren’t prepared to perform the swing right off the bat.

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Move Better. Do More. Be Fast.

Move Better. Do More. Be Fast.

Move better, Do More, Be Fast!  This workout e-book from Chris "Trainer Gorres" is designed to help athletes reach and achieve their performance goals.  I’ve combined my experience working with top professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, and US Soccer, to create a program that works for athletes on all levels.  The 3 month plan will address flexibility, core strength, injury prevention, functional strength, power, speed and agility, fitness, and more. 

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Cardiac Output: The Case of an Under Recovered Soccer Player

Cardiac Output: The Case of an Under Recovered Soccer Player

While periods of high intensity work is absolutely needed, it can’t be the only aspect of your conditioning. If you want better results and if you want to perform better and longer – you need low intensity conditioning, or more specifically cardiac output.

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Layering the Turkish Get-Up with 1/4 and 1/2 Repetitions

Layering the Turkish Get-Up with 1/4 and 1/2 Repetitions

The Turkish Get-up offers a ton of benefits such as: Shoulder stability, Core strength and stability, Hip mobility and stability and Body awareness. Basically it is a fantastic total body strength exercise. With all of it moving parts, though, learning the movement in one sitting can be challenging. Therefore it is much easier to break it up into sections and layer it as you become more efficient with it.

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Drills To Learn and Improve Single-Leg RDL

Drills To Learn and Improve Single-Leg RDL

From Lori Lindsey: I am a big of fan of single leg training and believe it should be a staple in all programs. One of my favorite single leg exercises is the single leg RDL. It offers a host of benefits such as single leg strength and stability and most importantly it targets the posterior chain or in other words the hamstrings and glutes.

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Diamond Training: Inside Liverpool's Preseason

Diamond Training: Inside Liverpool's Preseason

Watch Jurgen Klopp conduct Diamond Training with Liverpool during preseason at Stanford University. The key takeaway from this demonstration of Liverpool conducting diamond training is that Klopp is having Player 4 make a decision when they receive the ball.  They have a teammate moving up from behind to support them, and a defender on their back. 

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Full Triangle Training Method Session #1

Full Triangle Training Method Session #1

This is a sample triangle training method session. Your players will perform hundreds of passes with their left and right foot, competed, and played a great small sided game.  The last half of your practice is up to you.  Play, finishing, defending... whatever you want to emphasize that day.

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Training Progressions for Linear Speed

Training Progressions for Linear Speed

These are 4 coaching progressions that I learned during a seminar with Keiser Performance.  At TeamEP, we have adopted this method as a way to coach all of our athletes, beginner and advanced.  Coaching a skill or a movement in this order is a great way to teach, introduce and reinforce proper movement mechanics and ultimately get great results.   It can be applied to movement mechanics like acceleration, shuffle cutting, or crossover step, and can even be applied to traditional strength moves like squat.  In this video, you will see 3 basic drills that we use to teach linear acceleration.  

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