Up first this week is a good one from Dr. Thomas Lam and one of my favorite blogs F.I.T.S. One thing that we stress at DSP is making sure our athletes understand why we are choosing certain exercises and how they can help them from a performance standpoint. A deeper understanding of the activity, is what Dr. Lam calls it. I call it problem solving and it’s one of the reasons why the athletes at DSP are so sharp. Good article here!
It’s been a lomg time since I’ve posted a really good nutrition articel on our blog. And with TRUE FOOD making it’s way to DSP, I thought this was the perfect time to break out a good nutrition article. In this week’s nutrtion installment, John Berardi, one of the world’s top Sports Nutritionists does an excellent jon explaining why all calories and protein are not equal. For instance, eating soy is not the same thing as eating wild caught Salmon. Sadly there are still a lot of folks that don’t know this.
This is the new book from a colleague and one mean strength athlete Master R.K.C. Max Shank. There aren’t many people out there that I would call a big time strength athlete, but Max definitely fits that bill. So it was a no brainer for me to pick this up. Great book with tons of information on hoe to perform the top kettlebell exercises, correctly. This is a must have for all kettlebellers from beginner to advanced. Perfect for those looking for those that have kettlebells at home!
Lack of Shoulder flexion is one of the biggest issues we see in young throwers.There are a number of reasons for this, but most of it can be attributed to poor scapula control, lack of thoracic spine extension and overall shoulder tightness. In this excellent video, Eric Cressey mentions a study done last year that found a limitation in shoulder flexion by more than 5 degrees increases a pitchers chance of an elbow injury in the subsequent season by 2.8%. Thats huge. Eric gives you a screen that he uses with all of his throwers. We will definitely be adding this one to our toolbox!