When Achilles was a little baby his mother dipped him into a river of magic in order to protect him from the world. It worked because Achilles could not be harmed except on the one heel that his mother neglected to submerge in the water because of where she held him when she dipped him into the water.
As strength coaches one thing that enables us to advance a trainee, or athlete is being able to identify weaknesses. It’s sort of counterintuitive because even though we’re called “strength coaches” in many cases the ability for us to investigate and identify weaknesses is what makes us successful. It’s sort of like we’re the Sherlock Holmes detectives of the iron game!
The key to mastering mobility is being intelligent about how you take a trainee from one step to the next in the most sensible and idiot proof way possible. Today is going to be an example of how to go about doing just that. Today I’m going to do this with a great strength drill that I like to introduce to the iron game on a fairly regular basis. If you’re looking to optimize your mobility and open up the kinetic chain for greater strength and agility then you’re going to like this blogisode.
Guest Contributor: Brady Poppinga
Having been retired from the NFL for over three years now it’s always fun to run into my former teammates. During pre-game of the NFL wild card round between the Packers and the Washington Redskins I crossed paths with Aaron Rodgers and we reminisced about old times.
Over the years ballistic strength development has seemingly been a lost art with a great deal of the fitness community. Granted many box gyms and individual trainers and coaches are working to inject this particular form of physical training back into the fabric of many programs. After all, ballistic movements are great for keeping the blade (your body) sharp, for keeping your mind honed in, and for training us for real life situational fitness should such a moment arise.