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Wolf Tickets: Part One

Please STOP Buying the Wolf Tickets! Coaching Observations…
The “web” is polluted with strength and speed guru’s to help athletes better prepare himself or herself for the chosen sport.

And there is always a huge debate about “something”. I remember it felt like someone was screaming in my face… YOU GOTTA TRAIN THE POSTERIOR CHAIN!!

Then, there was the forum explosion on… NEVER EVER AND I MEAN NEVER EVER DO ANY OVER-HEAD PRESSING! YOUR ARMS WILL FALL OFF!!

Next came… NO, NO NOT OLYMPIC LIFTS! WHAT ARE YOU THINKING! TOO HARD! NO BENEFIT AND PROBLEMATIC!
Well, it seems that weighted GPP { i.e. pushing sleds, pulling sleds, backpedalling with sleds, farmers walks etc. } has consumed the video clips of current training modalities. I’m all for and love this form of training.

But, what if it’s wrong? What if your athletes { or sons & daughters } are “moving” incorrectly?
Just because something is “weighted” and “hard-work” doesn’t mean that there is always a positive benefit! And in most cases you are even creating INCORRECT movement patterns and setting the athlete up for injury! But hey at least they are exhausted!! Great Work!

Our bodies are meant to move in a proper biomechanical position through specific planes. If we have restrictions due to range of motion, injury or strength limitations we will compensate to our best ability to complete the task presented to us.

So, most of the time Coaches just yell arbitrary statements at their athletes…
– You gotta hold onto the ball!
– No Over-head Pressing bad for the shoulders
– No Olympic Lifts! Too hard you’ll never do them correctly!

But they never look at the big picture and support their statement….
– Tell me how to better hold onto the ball.
– Do I have the range to press overhead? What’s the weight, what’s the rep range, total volume and how many times a week. etc. { Cadaver vs. Live tissue observations are two different arenas. }
– Why not teach what “I KNOW”, what about a variation of the Olympic lift, how many reps { and yes I’m talking about the ridiculous high rep shit I see on vids for C$$$$FIT }

Sled Pushing for Speed Development

So, as athletes perform the weighted GPP movement “observer” their overall body posture and mechanics.
– When they are driving the sled, what is their foot position? Is it the optimal position to translate to sprinting power? And does it have proper hip, knee and ankle mechanic correlation? { I’m hoping their toes are NOT pointed out or in! }
– If they are dragging a sled backwards, what is their body position and foot position? Hips or toes turned inward? I hope NOT!
– When they are performing their farmers walks, what does they body posture tell you? Are they slumped over?… I think { at least I hope } you get my drift.

Poor mechanics used in a repetitive manner regardless of the movement leads to “LOSS” and injury.
But hey at least they are exhausted!! Great Work!

GET FASTER :: GET STRONGER
WORK WITH ME………………………..
e: shawn@gamespeed.biz

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