Monthly Archives: October 2014

How to Increase Hip Rotation for a Better Golf Swing

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Hip Rotation is very important to the golf swing. To this point I have discussed its importance and how to assess for rotational capacity of the hips. Now it is time to discuss how to improve hip rotational ability. There are a few ways to do this and no I am not going to recommend […]

Power Training for Hockey

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We are about 5 weeks away from the high school hockey season. By now most of these athletes have been playing at least a few times per week on a half season team, rec team, etc. Luckily, this usually isn’t more than 4 times on the ice per week. Anyone who is skating more than […]

Quick and Easy Back Pain Hacks

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Back pain can be one of the most annoying things on the planet. A lot of the time there is no specific cause to it, but it hurts like hell. The back is also a weird area because you cannot work directly on the joint to improve symptoms. Usually, back pain is mediated by activating […]

Muscle Imbalances in Hockey

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Anyone that has worked with any hockey players knows that most of them do not move well off of the ice. Some of the best on-ice players do not exactly have great mobility when asked to do basic movement patterns. It’s almost as if asking them to hinge their hips is like asking a right […]

Building Upper Body Strength for Women

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People want to be strong. Every day, I work with someone that is striving to lift more weight in order to build strength. Women are no different than men in this regard. In general, women tend to struggle with upper body strength. I used to go to a Work Out World until I started working […]

Assessing Rotation for a Better Golf Swing

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Golf is a rotational sport. In order to have a successful golf swing, the hips and T spine must be able to rotate to both the left and right. I think this is one of the areas where golfers struggle the most when trying to improve their game, from a movement standpoint. I also view […]

Mobility for Hockey Players

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Hockey players are mobility nightmares, to be perfectly honest. Most other athletes are as well, but hockey players on the whole share the same set of movement issues. The game is just different than every other sport due to surface, equipment, body motions. When we look at the position that hockey players spend the most […]

The Hex Bar is one of my Favorite Tools in the Gym

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Everyone should deadlift, plain and simple. If more people deadlifted with great technique, there would be a lot less problems in the world. That being said not everyone is qualified to perform the same variation, and very few of those people are able to perform conventional deadlifts. Luckily, there are a ton of different deadlifts […]

The Importance of Hip Rotation in the Golf Swing

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Golf is a great sport. People of all walks of life are able to play the game at will. There are old guys out there who haven’t missed a putt in 20 years and shoot low despite not hitting the ball more than 200 yards at time, all the way to the junior player hacking […]

The Program Starts after 6 Weeks

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We live in a world of quick fixes. Everyone wants everything done yesterday. This can be a poisonous attitude because we are only setting ourselves up for poor quality work and disappointment when said deadline is not reached. Rushing to get things done means that the attention to detail is poor and mistakes will happen. […]