Literature, Random Thoughts and Conundrums

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Thoughts While Reading Research #2: FMS Killer

By | April 3rd, 2014|Literature, Random Thoughts and Conundrums|

After reading research I take some time to think about the take home points, how I can apply it to my practice (either performance or in clinic), additional questions that pop into my head, concerns about the methodology, and random thoughts. I'll provide references to back my thoughts when I can. The intent of "Thoughts After Reading Research" is to catalog my thoughts and to spark sharing. Hopefully, readers will find it valuable.   Disclaimer: I'm a fan of the FMS in principle, however there are areas that need improvement –   "FMS [...]

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Volleyball Training Tip of the Week: Ankle Braces

By | March 25th, 2014|Athletic Development featuring Flight School, Blog, FITS Developed Resources, FITS News, Literature, Random Thoughts and Conundrums, Volleyball Sports Science|

Ankles: To Brace Or Not To Brace? Check out the video below to hear our thoughts about the use of ankle braces in volleyball! Volleyball Training Tip: To Brace or Not? Elevate the Arch and Using Your Tripod These are two different terms that we use when talking to athletes about properly building strength and coordination through their feet. The tripod refers to keeping the heel, and the balls of the big toe and little toe on the ground. Elevate the arch refers to externally rotating the leg while keeping the tripod in [...]

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Rights and Privileges

By | February 26th, 2014|Athletic Development featuring Flight School, Blog, Literature, Random Thoughts and Conundrums, Movement Based Healthcare|

Remember as a child, (maybe this still happens to you as an adult?!) when your parents or other authority figures would say 'being here is a privilege, not a right!' if you misbehaved? Well I find myself thinking that often when working with athletes, especially those that feel they are high performance or elite. You see, I can tolerate certain lapses in judgement from a developing athlete if they just don't know any better. The high performance ones though, that's where it gets dicey. What I am talking about is the buy-in to [...]

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The Drive to Succeed

By | February 20th, 2014|Athletic Development featuring Flight School, Blog, Literature, Random Thoughts and Conundrums|

I have some confessions to make. I don’t jog. I don’t diet. I don’t really think about my health. I am obsessed with performance. I love to sprint and want to keep getting faster, bigger, and stronger. I eat to maximize my training and the adaptations I hope to see (most of the time, haha), and I want to be frickin awesome at everything I do. I like to think if I am running fast, jumping high, and being strong, that my health will certainly be acceptable! Now that I am a coach, [...]

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Supporting Galaxy Volleyball!

By | November 29th, 2013|Athletic Development featuring Flight School, Blog, FITS News, Literature, Random Thoughts and Conundrums|

It's been a hectic last two months with our big move, but now that we are getting settled, I think it's time for some updates. Specifically, I wanted to update the progress we have seen with Galaxy Volleyball. You can check their site here: http://www.galaxyvolleyball.ca/ As some of you may know, Galaxy Volleyball is a new club that formed this fall in Toronto. We were really excited to get involved with Galaxy because their founders are passionate about proper development of their athletes in all phases of sport participation. As this was music to [...]

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