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Reducing the Risk of Injuries in the Weightroom

In this video, Jim gets the chance to meet up with University of Michigan Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Football Coach, Corey Twine.  Listen to what Coach Twine thinks are some key variables to reducing the risk of injuries in the weightroom. It’s a great chance to see if you’re practicing the coaching principles […]

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Combination Lifts: Wasteful vs. Meaningful

There’s definitely something to be said about training efficiently. We don’t always get an optimal amount of time to accomplish our needs, so it’s sometimes important to exercises with several movements per rep or combine lifts. Implementing multifaceted exercises has sort of stemmed from the need to feel original, get a lot done in minimal […]

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Coaching: Hip Hinge

Several popular movements include the hip hinge.  It’s probably one of the more difficult things to coach when an athlete has poor control over their pelvis. Check out the video below to see it discussed with some coaching tips.

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Safety & Performance: Land Right

We observe numerous athletes while they’re landing after a jump and there seems to be thousands of box jump examples on Youtube these days, good and bad. No matter what type of jump it is, there’s a correct way to land. It doesn’t matter if it’s on the field after an athletic movement or using […]

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Specifics of Squatting

If you’ve ever had a hard time squatting or teaching the specifics to someone, watch this video. Have you seen peoples heals come off the ground? Are they having a hard time getting to the depth you’d like? Often the issues are caused by the lack of mobility or flexibility in the hips and/or ankles. […]

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USC Interview with Adam Gentry: Asst. Strength and Conditioning Coach, Olympic Sports University of Pittsburgh

We sat down with Adam Gentry, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach of Olympic Sports at the University of Pittsburgh. Adam has always been a critical thinker. Adam has the opportunity to consistently train his athletes. With this, he enjoys systematically implementing strength training protocols that are progressive over the training year.  Watch below to see […]

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Tough (Haphazard) Vertimax Conditioning

There’s dozens of ways to overload triple-extension. Olympic movements, jumping movements with dumbbells, weighted vest jumps…the list goes on.  Some ways may be safer than others, easier to implement, easier to coach, or even more efficient. It’s all up to you. The Vertimax fits several of the criteria we look for, for the movements we’re […]

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The Foot and Ankle: An ATC’s Perspective

Ross Cooper has been Head Athletic Trainer at Detroit Country Day School since November of 2005. He has been a certified athletic trainer (ATC) since June of 1997. In addition to his role at DCD, Ross continues to be active in the sports medicine and orthopedic research community with several prominent local physicians. He has […]

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New Laser Therapy – MLS Laser Therapy

Multi-Waved Locked System – MLS Laser Therapy An orthopedic surgeon the metro-Detroit area is offering a new kind of laser therapy for injury rehab, pain management and recovery after surgery. Apparently, it has no known side effects and the only contra-indications are the belly of a pregnant woman, a known cancer cell and an open […]

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REPS Video Discussion

Jim and Adam sit down to talk about reps and how we think they should be performed. They agree on a lot of things, but they also disagree on a couple of points and how they go about coaching reps. They talk about when to expect perfect reps and when it’s OK to allow a […]

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