The 5 Phases of a Proper Warm-Up
THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION OF THE WARM-UP I’m sure many of you can vividly recall going through traditional calisthenics, or presport stretching routines prescribed by previous coaches and physical education teachers. [...]
Why Alignment is Essential for Proper Joint Mobility
Mobility exercises will not be effective if your joints are not aligned properly. Alignment optimizes and improves their range of motion and mobility. Visualize it like this. A square peg [...]
Do Your Methods Match Your Goals?
In our health and fitness endeavors, the overwhelming number of options, alternatives, and information at our fingertips can make it difficult to have confidence we are making the right choice. [...]
Professional Athletes Turning to Dance Classes to Become More Effective on the Field
Dance is not just for girls. The research shows that it produces superior athleticism and is excellent at preventing injuries. Professional athletes have been implementing it for years. From the [...]
Three Ways to Instantly Improve Your Flexibility!
The way to become more flexible is based on stretching. However, stretching is just one part of the equation that creates flexibility. Flexibility and stretching have a process, and it [...]
Why Flexibility Is a Strength Coach’s Greatest Asset When Training Student-Athletes
Coaching young athletes can be some of the most rewarding work a strength coach will ever do.
Can Athletes Really Be ‘Too Mobile’?
Athletes are frequently instructed to stretch what feels "tight," and to stretch it often. Although the majority could benefit from some targeted mobility work, the sweeping generalization that "more is [...]
Why a Simple Leg Raise Reveals A Surprising Amount About Your Body
The Active Straight Leg Raise looks simple. You basically lie face up on the ground, then lift one leg as high as possible while trying to keep the other leg [...]
The Fantastic 5-Minute Warm-Up
In need of a quick warm-up that can get you ready for action in a hurry? You could do a lot worse than the four-move warm-up shown in the video [...]
How Myles Garrett’s ‘Tennis Ball Drill’ Helped Him Become Un-Blockable
Myles Garrett is a problem. The 6-foot-4, 272-pound defensive end has been wreaking havoc on opposing offenses with his terrifying blend of speed and power. Garrett’s brute strength and explosive [...]