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Lacrosse Training: Shooting

Lacrosse Training: Shooting What have you missed when training the lacrosse shot? During my time as the head strength coach for the University of Denver lacrosse team I was always asked by parents and younger players, “how do I make my shot faster?”.  Most...

To Boot or Not to Boot?

During my time as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach, I have seen many common ankle sprains (inversion ankle sprain). Depending upon the grade of the ankle sprain the athlete was held out of training was almost always given a form of immobilization along...

5 Big Mistakes High School Lacrosse Players Make

  1. Not playing multiple sports. Playing multiple sports in high school has some huge advantages. Lets first think back to how athletes of older generations trained for their respective season. The answer is most didn’t, in the past athletes played 3 or...

Needs vs Wants

Had a great conversation with one of my mentors (Logan Schwartz) which I would like to share with you. He asked me to define function. I responded “function is based on each individual’s tasks and goals”. His response was much more global and was based on anything a...

Training Coordination

I was asked a great question on how should we be training coordination and where it occurs in the human body. When I think about coordination I think about the proprioceptors that live throughout our human body. Proprioceptors are a transducer or converter like...

Joint by Joint / Mostability

I read the book Advances in Functional Training by Mike Boyle” in 2010 and it was a great book that created parts of my training philosophy today. One of the biggest things I took away from the book was the Joint by Joint approach. Boyle credits himself and Gray Cook...

Youth Training

A parent brought his 7 year old son along to pick up his other son, a 16 year old. The younger boy was walking around the gym waiting for his brother to be finished and his parent asked me, “When should his younger brother start training?” I looked over at the younger...

Working out vs Working “in”

How many days a week do you work out? Now how many days a week do you work “in”? In today’s American exercise culture we have no problem training hard and often. We relate to slogans such as “no pain no gain” and “you can sleep when you’re dead”. Some exercise...