Watch what you read and post on Social Media

We are in a time where anyone can post just about anything on social media or any website.   The scary facts about this is that while some of the information is correct much of it is just garbage.  YOU have to do your homework to weed out the garbage from the facts....

FREE PLAY VS TRAINING

As I watch more and more athlete train and practice on teams at a younger age.   I wondered what happened to just going outside and running around.  It seems to me like "Free Play" is gone and all we are left with is structured activities.  Watch the short video on...

Check Your Ego at the Door

One of the things that stops coaches and athletes from reaching the level of success that they have inside them is their EGO.   They are not willing to seek help or advice from others because they think they know it all.  Watch this short video on why you need to...

Training the Female Athlete

There are many things you need to look for when training a female athlete.  Watch this short video on what is needed and how we can help mitigate the injuries that occur with female athletes compared to male athletes.   https://youtu.be/XwiRAW27JSk

Why you should change your workout routine up

Changing your workout routine is a must when preparing for athletics.  Far too often we do the same thing over and over and eventually the body gets use to the demands placed on it.  The body stops adapting and plateaus.  I hear this often from athletes, sports...

Travel the Road Less Traveled

In life many take the “road” that is easiest.  The “road” traveled less is usually difficult and filled with pitfalls.  No where is it written that life should be an easy path.  It does take a special and determined individual to choose that barely worn path.  ...

Conditioning verse Speed Training

This is one of the most confused terms when it comes to working out.  I hear sport coaches, parents, athletes and even many trainers call any type of running “speed training”.  Speed training and conditioning are 2 totally different things so you have to ask yourself...

How to Manage Pain and Discomfort

For many of us nagging injuries become a part of life. We experience low back pain, foot pain, neck tightness etc… I could go on and on.  It seems that more of us deal with pain.  The question I have for you is why?  Why do you deal with and tolerate pain.  I...

How to become a beast on the field

Do these 3 things to become a best on the field   Stop being SOFT!!!!  This is a simple yet complex statement.  We need to first break down what I think soft is.  Softness is: ~Whining ~Complaining ~Not putting 100% effort into everything you do ~Making excuses...

Setting Goals

Everyone who wants to accomplish something greats needs to set goals.  Goals are an essential part of becoming great.  If you do not set goals for yourself you are almost  certain to never reach them.  You need to have the goals written so that you are able to make...

Take your Vertical Jump to the Next Level

When it comes to basketball this is what everyone seems to want to improve upon the most.  The vertical jump.  So if we want to help our athletes improve their vertical jump what should we focus on with them to help them achieve it?  First work on improving their...

How to Build Massive Strength

There is a question I get asked a lot.  How can I build massive strength?  I usually return this question with a question.  How much time, intensity and dedication are you willing to put in to achieve your goals?  Most respond that they are willing to do whatever it...

Do What you do best

There is a saying “Do what you do best and let the others do the rest”  This saying could not be more true than in the sports world especially at the high school level.  Being a strength and speed coach my responsibility is to enhance an individual or team's success...

Does the body understand reps?

I believe that this question is one that is not asked enough.  We assign a number to how many times we are suppose to lift a weight a weight.  While I believe that it makes program design a little easier is it truly doing what it says?  For example the thought is that...

Plain Vs. Fancy Gyms

This is something I hear from people very frequently.  Dave your gym looks like something from Rocky IV.  Why don’t you have mirror or TV’s?  The answer I give everyone is you are hear to accomplish a goal.  A goal fo improving your health and performance.  If you...

FREE PLAY verse STRUCTURED PLAY

 How many of us remember FREE play or non-adult supervised play?  I do.  This was one of my favorite childhood memories.  I am blessed to relive it since I have  2 young kids who do it all of the time.  They participate in FREE play.  It is so great to see them learn...

What makes a Great Athlete?

There are many things that great athletes do that others do not do.  There are also two types of great athletes, the ones who possess great athletic ability without doing anything for it and those who have worked their tail off to achieve greatness.  I am going to...

Reasons why you are not getting bigger?

Reason #1 Your training is wrong. For too long so many people get mad when they do not make the gains they expect.  They get these workouts from magazines, off websites etc… expecting to make huge gains and when they make no gains they give up.  There could be a...