…first things first.
Did I hear you say “functional stretch”?
Yes, but ‘functional’ isn’t a dirty word…no matter what Eric says…I actually have a copy of Eric’s new book and plan to read it this weekend…I so hope that it’s crap because I haven’t really had a chance to bag anything for a while.
During the screening process I assume you will have a battery of static and dynamic tests you could use to supplement the visual cues that help to diagnose strengths, weaknesses, mobility etc
Yes, I do.
…if an athlete has pain where do you draw the line between continuing to tweak the training to relieve/resolve the pain and referring out to a physiotherapist?
Thankfully I work with some excellent physiotherapists…have so close a working relationship that I actually train some. That makes things easy for me. I’ve been working for long enough that I know where the line is.
Over the last few years it seems that there is a push to extend the skills of a strength and conditioning coach from purely getting the athletes conditioned for their sport…to also provide rehab programming to overcome soft tissue injuries. I thought it would be interesting to read your take on this.
Yeah…this goes both ways…and it is no good for anyone. Have a look at the curriculum for any physiotherapy course and tell me if you want any of them training you? I’ve had some amazing conversations with physiotherapists over the years where I have stood there speechless while they tried to tell me how to do my job…same as doctors as well….they are even funnier…clueless.
PS. I like the unedited version of the video.
It just too damned long to upload is all.
2. I am ALWAYS looking at achieving just one goal…physical harmony…does that sound ghey…well too bad…it’s true. I’m always looking to balance people out firstly then secondly to raise all these levels at the same time. Does that make sense? I don’t want athletes that can bench 150kgs, squat 100kgs and only do 2 pull ups…and I’ve seen these.
Will apart from lads who just like benching or bicep curls are the imbalances you commonly see in people a result of their training, their chosen sport or injuries they’ve picked along the way or all of the above.
All of the above but a large part of it is due to the fact that we have pretty much engineered physical activity out of our lives…too many people spend the majority of their time sitting on their hole. This leads to a lot of problems.
So anyway…Mimo has been email stalking me so I thought I would put up a Pre Session Session…that isn’t a typo…this was a session that a small group of lads did before we did our main session.
Basically it goes like this…as you can see in the video below I’ve laid out a 10m section then 5m, then 10m and 5m and 10m, 5m and 10m.
So we warm up…jog 10m, lunge 5m for the length and jog back, do the same thing with sumo’s, then hamstring walks, then quad walks, then leg swings etc etc.
The first drill was this one.