Thoughts on Strength and Conditioning: Same, but different

I'm still pondering the idea that variation might be the single most important mechanism underlying all forms of periodization. Also, I've come to further move away from power lifting concepts every single day when it comes to training athletes. Truly, the only athlete that needs to high bar squat is probably an Olympic weightlifter. The … Thoughts on Strength and Conditioning: Same, but different weiterlesen

Thoughts on S&C Training: Switching gears to starting strength

After finishing Dan John's 10,000 swing challenge last Tuesday and then taking a day off, I did my first Starting Strength session today. This program, created by Mark Rippetoe and described in detail in his seminal book - which is, incidentally, called Starting Strength - makes a nice general purpose plan for the off - … Thoughts on S&C Training: Switching gears to starting strength weiterlesen

Playful Muscle – how to add variety and keep structure in your hypertrophy training

Today, I got a gem for you. Well, maybe it's more of a raw diamond, as it's still in beta stage, but still, today you might take away something. This is an idea that came to my head after quite a couple of ends met. I won't pretend that I had any revelation on that … Playful Muscle – how to add variety and keep structure in your hypertrophy training weiterlesen

Thoughts on Martial Arts Technique: Fixing your lead high roundhouse kick

Disclaimer: Geeky stuff ahead. If you're afraid of physics, do not read. Also, I don't have everything in order just yet, but I wanted to release this before going to Poland, so the missing Figures will be inserted ASAP. Now Anna, a good friend and student of mine, decided to work on her high kicks. … Thoughts on Martial Arts Technique: Fixing your lead high roundhouse kick weiterlesen

Thoughts on S&C: Assess, don’t guess – Athletics @ Shinergy[base] Vienna

 Disclaimer: This one's going to be a bit lengthy, so I tried to include as many videos as possible to keep things fresh.  Since December, 2014, I'm in charge of the athletics class we run at the Shinergy[base] here in Vienna. In a nutshell, the athletics class is pretty much a functional strength class for … Thoughts on S&C: Assess, don’t guess – Athletics @ Shinergy[base] Vienna weiterlesen

Thoughts on S&C Training: Getting over it–the hard way

The situationMy shoulder has been giving me severe issues for quite some time now. Depending on who I ask, I get a different diagnosis. Already took anti-inflammatory drugs to rule out a bursitis. Didn’t help. Now I’m still waiting for my MRT to clear things up… however, Monday, I decided to work through the pain … Thoughts on S&C Training: Getting over it–the hard way weiterlesen