I started back at school this week and during the summer, the weight room got a make over with a new platform and squat racks
As I was watching some athletes this week, it got me thinking, I would prefer trap bar deadlifts over barbell deadlift
I honestly think it is a better exercise, a better option
The trap bar is great for deadlifts, loaded carries and I love jumping with the bar
Do a comparison this week, watch your athlete’s trap bar than barbell deadlift then let me know what you see
Obviously, let’s teach the hip hinge, KB Deadlift before we throw our athletes onto the bars
Have a great weekend,
PS: Whenever you are ready to take your game to the next level, here are 3 ways I can help:
1. Managing the Female Athlete with Dr. Steph Allen
Sunday, September 22nd in Waltham,Mass at 930am
This 90 minute workshop will be broken up into two parts: lecture and hands on
Dr. Steph Allen will be discussing some important topics surrounding ACL risk reduction, including the role that a solid, consistent year round strength training program plays in the process. She will be touching on some basic statistics surrounding this injury, the proposed reasons why the injury rates are what they are, the support for risk reduction training programs and what a “good” program looks like. She will bring it full circle by taking a look at the bigger picture and highlighting some of the research supporting the benefits of strength training for all youth athletes.
In the hands on section we will go over risk factors for injuries, talk about movement quality, what should be staples in a training program and a take home workout you can do on your own from everything you learned at this workshop!
These two events are designed to provide resources to help you become a better athlete or coach and help educate parents who’s daughters play sports
2. The Complete Women’s Basketball Strength and Conditioning Program
The Complete Women’s Basketball Strength and Conditioning Program addresses a specific need in girl basketball players. There is nothing out there on the market that specifically addresses the strength and conditioning needs of girl basketball players in regards to pre-season, in-season and post-season. If you want to get stronger, faster, quicker and stay injury free and prevent ACL injuries, it’s all here for you.