Optimizing the Olympic Village – START WALKING NOW!

This is the third piece of a multi-part series with suggestions for athletes on how to optimize life at the Olympic Village in order to maximize performance.   Seriously, I say this to every athlete attending the Olympic Games.  You will walk.  You will walk some more.  And, finally, you will walk some more.  You Read more about Optimizing the Olympic Village – START WALKING NOW![…]

Optimizing the Olympic Village – Create a Winning Schedule

This is the second piece of a multi-part series with suggestions for athletes on how to optimize life at the Olympic Village in order to maximize performance.   The first thing I tell all athletes to do the moment they arrive in the village is to set up your room.  Unpack the huge bag containing all Read more about Optimizing the Olympic Village – Create a Winning Schedule[…]

Optimizing the Olympic Village – 3 Musts for Athletes in Rio

This is the first of a multi-part series with suggestions for athletes on how to optimize life at the Olympic Village in order to maximize performance.   In just a few weeks over 10,000 athletes from over 200 countries will fly to Brazil to compete in the Olympic Games.  Upon arrival, they will go through Read more about Optimizing the Olympic Village – 3 Musts for Athletes in Rio[…]

Trap Bar Deadlift

Strength or Power?

Ahh….The age old dilemma of lifting for maximum strength or maximum power?  Usually, this decision is made for you by your coach or your social group.  We – as people – gravitate towards those subjects we know best.  While there are more efficient ways to train, trust me when I say there is no wrong Read more about Strength or Power?[…]

Good to Great

Training Journal: 11.24.2015

Today, I will warm-up with my recovery lift routine followed by my throwing. I want to build on my throwing workouts each practice and sometimes that’s hard when you’re outside and dealing with the cold. The main thing is to set realistic goals. On a cold day like today, I’m going to focus more on range throwing. I’d like to set an anchor at 20m. If my body (or technique) isn’t cooperating, I’ll probably shut it down pretty quickly.