The Deload

Why We Don’t Do ‘Girl Push Ups’ and What We Do Instead

Main Points: 1. The push up is not only a foundational upper body strength exercise, it is also a dynamic core stability exercise. 2. If you cannot perform full-length push ups, there are better alternatives than the kneeling push up that are safer and have a much higher return. 3. Appropriate exercise selection + consistently [...]

Bookmarked 2: Frans Bosch and 2016 Debrief

I've spent the better part of the year revisiting the work of Frans Bosch, biomechanics and motor control, as well as more personal and professional development books within the realms of Simon Sinek and Daniel Pink. It is my aim for 2017 to revisit the simpler concepts, or rather the fundamentals within the scope of [...]

The Benefits Of A Pre-Activity Movement Screen

  Once the athlete or client’s training goals have been established it is important that we as coaches identify potential limitations and risks that may impact our chances of success. Simple logistical constraints such as availability of training time and equipment can be a limitation and need to be considered, however these are of lesser [...]