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Rotational Training

posted Sep 8, 2013, 12:17 PM by Er Fitness   [ updated Sep 8, 2013, 12:17 PM ]

So about that rotational training.  According to strength coach Michael Boyle there is actually a greater need for anti-rotation exercises and "developing hip range of motion in both internal and external rotation."  He goes on to sight Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, in her book, Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes, where she says, "a large percentage of low back problems occur because the abdominal muscles are not maintaining tight control over the rotation between the pelvis and the spine at the L5- S1 level. " (2002 p.71)  Read on...

Athletes need to be Explosive

posted Sep 8, 2013, 12:04 PM by Er Fitness   [ updated Sep 8, 2013, 12:04 PM ]

To be an explosive athlete one must have a combination of strength and speed. Most high school programs overemphasize strength with the common question among boys that age being, "how much can you bench?"  The problem is one can be strong and slow and that is a recipe for a lot of bench time.  Great athletes are always explosive and that explosiveness is a product of strength times speed.  Unless the athlete is running cross country he or she must train for both. 

Remember Power = Force x Velocity

Exercise Technique, Bench Press

posted Sep 8, 2013, 11:45 AM by Er Fitness   [ updated Sep 8, 2013, 12:08 PM ]

Make sure your high school athlete can bench properly then balance that benching with rowing.  Shoulder health depends on it.

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