Dedicating my 30’s to becoming more athletic
Dedicating my 30’s to becoming more athletic and working on the things that I’ve been too embarrassed to ever address!
Aka sprinting, jumping, hopping, cutting, etc etc etc!
Here’s a few videos of me using the kettlebell and trap bar to train vertical and horizontal jumping power.
1️⃣ Dead stop Kettlebell snatch = explosively bringing the kettlebell up overhead in a vertical direction, which is the same direction as the jump I perform right after! With both I’m focusing on pushing through my toes and exploding up through the ceiling!
2️⃣ 1 Arm Kettlebell Swings = now the kettlebell is moving explosively in a horizontal direction (out in front of me), which is the same direction as the broad jump I perform right after! Training the identical positions and patterns for the jump with the help of my friend the kettlebell!
3️⃣ Heavy Trap Bar Deadlifts followed by vertical jumping. The heavy trap bar is obviously not coming up explosively, but still strengthens that same movement pattern. While lifting the bar I’m thinking about PUSHING the floor away from me, which is the same thing I’m thinking about when jumping.
Using my favorite strength training tools to improve my athleticism by slightly altering my focus and the intention of the exercises!
ALWAYS remember to STICK THE LANDING! 😉
Shoutout to @coach_darius for sharing his principles to sports performance training!
Click on the image above to see Dr. Sam in action!
DSP Athletes Puttin’ In Work
There’s nothing that makes us smile more than when an athlete’s hard work begins to pay off on the field!
Congratulations to DSP Athletes George Minjack, Gavin Brunsman and Ryan Osinski as all three went yard in their baseball games last week. We’re super proud of these boys. All three are amongst the hardest workers we’ve trained.
Make sure to click on the video to see our top sluggers CRUSHING the baseball!
Setting Up an Environment to Learn
Stop hanging your agenda on people who want to improve. There is no wrong way to move. There are different interpretations of the same task.
The biggest takeaway from training kids is seeing how individuals move differently to complete the same task side by side.
The important thing to take away is we are never trying to force anyone into a “perfect pattern” and coaching is just setting up an environment to learn.
If I stopped every time to correct and nit pick, they would become frustrated and never able to build confidence through failing , getting stronger, then eventually succeeding. That’s not to say we don’t set them up for success by teaching along the way, it’s more picking the spots when they matter.
The reps that don’t look good are good reps! They are what teach us how to come back better the next time.
This is a sharp group right here though 🔥
There’s still 3 weeks left in our Fall Athletic Performance Program. 10 Session Punch Cards are available for those that want to be a part of our game changing program!
Click on the image above to our Athletic Performance group gettin’ after it!
Kettlebells for the Performance Specialist Seminar (Part B)
We’re about 1 month away from our Kettlebells for the Performance Specialist Seminar (Part B) that will be held from November 12th – 17th in San Juan, Puerto Rico!! We have 10 slots available for our room block at the Hotel Caribe in San Juan.Save $200 per night before the rooms are all gone!
For those that would like to get more information on our special event, click here!