November 19, 2019

PSA… “Use your thumbs”! Please & Thank You 🏼 . with ・・・ | COACHING CUE | . Use your thumb, because you’re a human. – picked up from Kelly Starrett . When? Gripping anything and everything . Why is this important? “In order to create a stable platform for the shoulder to connect to the body you HAVE to have some rotation. . When we see people on the rowing machine, on the pull-up bar, even on the squat, who don’t have their thumb wrapped around, this is usually a compensation to buy some space in the shoulder. . As soon as that thumb is wrapped around we have a more stable externally rotated position which means better connection between arm and body.” – Starrett . I hope you found this valuable. If so, or tag someone who needs to see it.

May 7, 2019

with ・・・ | COACHING EDUCATION | . “The 10 General Physical Skills” . “There are 10 recognized general physical skills. They are cardiovascular respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. . You are as fit as you are competent in each of these 10 skills. A regimen develops fitness to the extent that it improves each of these 10 skills. . Importantly, improvements in endurance, stamina, strength, and flexibility come about through training. . Training refers to activity that improves performance through a measurable organic change in the body. . By contrast improvements in coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy come about through practice. . Practice refers to activity that improves performance through changes in the nervous system. . Power and speed are adaptations of both training and practice.” – Greg Glassman, p. 18 of the Level 1 Training Guide . I hope you found this valuable. If so, #repost or tag someone who needs to see it.

January 8, 2019

A little Coaching cue to help with today’s WOD from our friends with ・・・ | COACHING CUE | . “Rope pulling your hips back” – Tony Gentilcore . When? Descending from the top of a deadlift . How? “I want you to imagine I’m standing behind you with a rope around your waist. When you descend, pretend I’m pulling your hips back with the rope.” – Gentilcore . Why? “What I’m teaching them to do is to incorporate a pattern that resembles more of a hip hinge/posterior weight shift. By doing so, we place a greater emphasis on the hamstrings and glutes, which as we all know, is the point of the deadlift in the first place.” – Gentilcore . For more information about this cue please see Tony’s article “Excelling at Big Lifts” on the website . I hope you found this valuable. If so, or tag someone who needs to see it.