A few weeks ago, I was helping Coach Dave move equipment into the gym when we saw two people who must have been in their 80s, hunched over, slowly walking across the parking lot. I thought in that moment that it was so appropriate that I was there moving equipment into a new strength gym […]
Have you ever had a gym buddy who shows up, is very enthusiastic, seems to be on board, can quote Selye’s General Adaptation theory to you, but then, after a few weeks, quits showing up? It’s a common experience, and very frustrating to a coach. They know what’s wrong with them (they’re fat and weak), […]
This article was previously published on Karl Schudt’s personal blog, Schudt Strength Training. I was preparing for a Starting Strength Press Camp last month, and in the process of reviewing anatomy, was reminded of how unstable the shoulder joint is. In order to provide us bipedal humans with useful upper extremities, the glenohumeral joint allows […]
Chances are if you or your children are soccer players then you know at least a few soccer players who have a serious knee injury. The constant running and change-of-direction required to play soccer requires significant lower body strength to perform safely. However, most soccer players pay little attention to lower-body strength. As a result, […]
Hi, I’m David Abdemoulaie and I’m a strength coach. What exactly is a strength coach? Chances are, you have never had anyone introduce themselves to you as a “strength coach.” That’s OK, I’m used to puzzled looks on people’s faces after I tell them what I do.