Archive for May, 2009
Filed under: coaching
Things I’m Learning
by Carson Boddicker on May 26th, 2009
In my progression as a coach, I continue to learn more and more things about myself and about how to effectively communicate my desires to my athletes. When I first started this game, I was essentially a person who wrote work outs, demonstrated them, and then counted reps. From there I progressed to trying to correct gross errors made by the athlete between sets to trying to make rep to rep changes with the nuances of the lifts but I still wa...
Filed under: Program Design, Running
7 Key Considerations
by Carson Boddicker on May 19th, 2009
Hey ya'll, The past week has been an exciting one as I continue to learn the AP system and build some quality relationships. One thing I really appreciate is the totality of the system. No stones are left unturned in the pursuit of athletic excellence. As I see it, there are many qualities of a successful athletic program. 1. Strength 2. Reactivity 3. Metabolic Development. 4. Movement Quality. 5. Tissue Quality....
Filed under: Continuing Education, regeneration
Random Monday Thoughts:
by Carson Boddicker on May 11th, 2009
1. Lately I've been introduced to the idea of adducting into a pad during a glute bridge to activate the pelvic floor and to hope to get a heightened activation of the core. When you look at the pelvic floor part, it makes sense from a deep front line perspective. Also, if you look at young kids learning to walk, you'll see that they have their arms all over the place and squeeze and contract and make funny faces to help them move, the same...
Filed under: coaching, corrective exercise
by Carson Boddicker on May 9th, 2009
I am a big fan of the cradle, knee hug, and walking pullback quad mobilizations in the warm-up period. I think they are a great way to get people moving better. Unfortunately, many athletes can butcher these exercises considerably. Some hyperextend, some lack enough mobility to get the knee up and have to compensate by flexing at the lumbar spine, and some do both. A new trick I picked up recently is to have the athlete descend into a qua...
Filed under: corrective exercise, injuries
by Carson Boddicker on May 7th, 2009
I wrote a while back regarding sports hernia and seated posture. At the time I was thinking that sitting in chronic hip flexion led to poor patterns as a result of shortening the psoas while also weakening it. I still believe that it is true. However, yesterday I was driving to California for my internship at AP and I looked down to my legs and had another thought. I was sitting in external rotation. So what? Well, it has been shown ...