6 Jul 2017

4 Warmup Exercises for the Posterior Chain

2017-07-05T08:10:07+00:00 By |

In order to improve performance and avoid injury in our field athletes, it's essential to select appropriate warmup exercises for the posterior chain prior.  The posterior chain is the workhorse of all sporting activity. Comprised of the biceps femoris, gluteus maximus, erector spinae muscle group, etc. these muscles are the primary hip extensors and knee flexors responsible [...]

27 Jun 2017

Turf in the Weight Room: How It Can Benefit Your Program

2017-06-29T10:27:25+00:00 By |

Adding Turf in the Weight Room, From Start To Finish Here is Pt. II of our video series with Wayzata HS Head Strength Coach Ryan Johnson. In our first video here, we covered their new weight room and the how and why behind it's design and function. Today, we're digging deeper into The Wayzata Strength [...]

20 Jun 2017

How to Build a Positive Team Culture

2017-06-19T14:26:22+00:00 By |

Building a positive team culture provides a foundation of integrity, loyalty, and work ethic that can permeate throughout a program. Ever been on a team consumed with negativity, poor leadership and conflict? That kind of environment can be very frustrating.  Considering no matter how hard the athletes train, poor team culture seems to continuously interfere with consistency and performance. [...]

7 Jun 2017

Fast and Efficient Travel Workouts for Personal Training Clients

2017-06-09T08:00:23+00:00 By |

One of my favorite sayings is “Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail”.  However, the key to surviving and thriving on a plan is adaptability.  Can your programming for clients be altered to accommodate the given equipment and time available? As stated earlier “Adaptability of the Plan” is the key to surviving and thriving.  Clients may [...]

31 May 2017

Weight Room Design: Perennial Athletic Powerhouse Wayzata High School

2017-06-01T11:12:31+00:00 By |

Wayzata High School debuts their new and improved weight room, which now offers more open space, and updated equipment. This welcoming, and spacious floor plan draws athletes in by offering more personalized training sessions with Coach Ryan Johnson. With this new layout, the equipment is now strategically placed around the room, freeing space and providing [...]

27 Apr 2017

Weight Room Essentials: 5 Weightlifting Bars to Rule them All

2017-05-01T11:26:22+00:00 By |

I don’t believe any coach or trainer would argue that weightlifting bars are the foundation of a quality strength program, and should receive priority when outfitting a strength training facility.  Yet with dozens of bar manufacturers, types, and finishes available at the click of a mouse, navigating the sea of options can be an overwhelming [...]

27 Apr 2017

Weightlifting Bar Anatomy

2017-04-27T13:25:38+00:00 By |

With the sheer number of weightlifting bar manufacturers on the market today, dissecting the uses of the different types of bars available can be difficult. Even if it’s easy to understand they’re used for, it’s sometimes hard to determine what the different specifications are saying about the product’s quality and performance.  Let’s break down the [...]