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Lateral Gait System

I have written many posts based on my “naturalist” approach when it comes to athletic speed or multi-directional speed. I am a firm believer in the concept of learning from…

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How to Evaluate Sprinting

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When coaches evaluate sprinting mechanics, what should they look for? Here is a simple template to use when working with multi-directional sport athletes during sprinting. When working with sprinters in…

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Primal Methods of Sports Speed Movements

Over the past few years, there has been a big push on "Primal" emphasis. Primal movement, Primal Foods, Primal Patterns, etc.... As I was thinking about, this Primal emphasis it…

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Segmental Training for the Lateral Shuffle

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Lateral Shuffle Drills The exercises below are great for building lateral shuffle motor programming. 1. Resisted Step Outs- Band on lower leg (leg furthest from attachment) - aggressively step out…

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Linear Acceleration Progression

Here is an example of how to segment and progress an acceleration program. Acceleration Program Outline The chart below outlines the different linear acceleration phases and gives some examples of…

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Single-Leg Strength Training

I am often asked what kind of strength training I use with my athletes. My answer is always "What they need". I don't follow a particular training program like BFS…

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Teaching Olympic Lifting to Young Athletes

Why I like to teach Olympic Lifting to Youngsters? The reason I love teaching Olympic lifting to kids, keep in mind this is taught with sticks/pvc pipe/training bars.... 1. Olympic lifting is…

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