STT on YouTube – Body Weight Warm-Up

The warm-up sets the tone for the workout. Eliminate the distractions and focus on the task at hand. Incorporate exercises in a rhythmic fashion to get the heart rate up and activate the muscles of the body through full range of motion movements. Balance drills are often overlooked but can add variety too. Here are a few exercises that can help you warm-up before your next strength or conditioning workout.

For more clips, check out STT on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and leave a comment for each of the clips. More are coming soon, so check back with STT often for tips, exercises, and drills to help your athletes.

 

STT’s workout of the month for December 2010

Here is the scenario.  You are at your child’s early morning indoor soccer practice and can’t make it to the gym.  You want to watch practice to see how good they are getting.  You also know the rest of your day is jammed packed, so you need to squeeze in a quick cardio session to feel better about the day ahead.  Talk to the coach, and take the initiative to challenge the team after practice to two fitness exercises.  The first is called “six in 50” which if you have youngsters may become “five in 50” or “four in 50” for the really little ones.  Starting on the left side of the 18 yard box, sprint as fast as you can to the far side of the 18 and come back.  That is two lengths.  Complete the over and back sequence two more times for a total of six in less than fifty seconds.  Use the same sequence for the second challenge.  Starting on the goal line and come back to the starting spot after touching the top of the 18.  Try “14” for the high school or older, “12” for those who want to be on varsity next year, and “10” when challenging the youngster.

STT continues the IL Tip of The Day

www.SMARTERTeamTraining.comThey even show the mistakes! Man Inside Lacrosse is a tough crew. This series of video clips and drills was even more fun to do than it looks in this clip. Ryan Rabidou from Inside Lacrosse was willing to get right in and try the drills. Looking forward to showcasing more intermediate and advanced drills as the relationship between STT’s founder, Robert Taylor, grows with Inside Lacrosse. Check out the tip of the day on IL by clicking here.

STT on YouTube – Sand Bag Leg Circuit

Get away from the dumbbells and barbells to add variety to your training. What else is around you to switch up your training? Try grabbing a sand bag and make a list of as many exercises as you can think of. Then pick 5-7 exercises that you can do with confidence and repeat for ten reps each. Track how many times you do each exercise in 15 minutes. Progress by decreasing your rest time between exercises or by increasing time. Check out this clip to get you started.

For more clips, check out STT on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and leave a comment for each of the clips. More are coming soon, so check back with STT often for tips, exercises, and drills to help your athletes.

 

Coach Taylor featured on STACK!

www.SMARTERTeamTraining.comAnd the tips keep on coming from Coach Taylor! This one features three videos and some good old fashion questions and answers from a recent interview with Coach Taylor and STACK. Check out the post by clicking the STACK logo above. Let STT know what you think of what Coach Taylor had to say by leaving a comment below.

STT’s tip of the month for December 2010

Far too often I am asked about this “new” diet.  I have honed in to become ready for these questions about two days after we put the current magazine in the cardio area.  More often than not the conversations start with “What do you think?”  I simply ask “Have you eaten breakfast?”  When the answer is “NO”, then I am certain we need to start from the beginning.  Stick to recommending drinking lots of water and using a multivitamin daily.  If you can keep that routine up, then we’ll teach you about healthy nutrition choices before even discussing next month’s new diet.

STT’s workout of the month for November 2010

What do your clients or athletes have in common?  I will give you a hint.  Do the words shoulder, chest, hamstrings, and hips help?  They are tight!  On just about everyone these areas are particularly tight, which can lead to imbalances in your muscle groups and ultimately injuries.   Stretching needs to be individualized just like the strength and conditioning programs we design.  Unless you tailor your flexibility training to the strengths and weaknesses of your clients and athletes, you may stretch already overstretched muscles and miss areas that need more focused training.  Pay particular attention to older adults, pregnant women, and people with injuries.  They may need special precautions when involved in a flexibility program.

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