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Strength and Conditioning

Full disclosure: I already drafted a piece for Stack.com similar to this. I outlined 5 strength drills that can be done on the pitch, and it should be coming out this week. However, this post will include the exercises I left out. Hopefully, between this article...

Every day, I ponder several things. Why is the grass green? Is the moon made out of Swiss cheese? Why do people spend money on organic food? Why was $10 billion spent on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and not solving world hunger? Will I meet Aragorn in real life? Out...

Recently, I've caught myself saying "anti-rotation" way too much. Why are planks good? Anti-rotation. Why are pallof presses good? Anti-rotation. Why are chops good? Anti-rotation. Why are body saws good? Anti-rotation. Why is the Tin Man awesome? Anti-rotation. While I am an avid proponent of anti-rotation training and believe it's excellent...

Let's take a look at this simple truth: everything is connected. And I mean EVERYTHING. The human body. A math equation. The universe. The constellations. The spider web in your backyard. The online world. The electrical waves from your heart to someone else's. Wow. Sorry if this post...

Play /plā/ verb: to engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than serious or practical purpose. Accurate definition, huh? You can thank Google. ;-O To that end, play is enjoyment, recreation, freedom, autonomy, and creativity. And when it comes to training youth athletes, some degree of play is...

There aren't many things I like more than strength training. Not even Lord of the Rings. Not even sushi. Not even Zac Effron's face. Strength training is that high on my list of things I love, if not, number one. From a physiological standpoint, it serves a wealth of...