Teaching Body Weight Exercises with Bands

Relative body weight strength is very important for athletes and is one of the best methods for developing strength. Unfortunately sometimes we run into athletes who cannot even perform a proper push up! We can use bands to help solve this problem.

Band Training Part 2: Regressing Body Weight Exercise

By John Gaglione

Relative body weight strength is very important for athletes as well as for overall health for the general population. Often times many athletes will start off and not be able to perform a proper pull up or even a proper push up. The crazy thing is sometimes even the BETTER athletes have poor relative body weight strength. Good athletes are very good at COMPENSATING in the sport if they have any short comings at all. Sometimes athletes and even trainers want to jump to the most ADVANCED progression like some of the chain loaded variations we discussed, but often times when athletes come to a trainer they are not ready for these progressions just yet. Continue reading “Teaching Body Weight Exercises with Bands”

Get Stronger and more Explosive with Chain Training

We can utilize the squat, bench, and deadlift in order to increase power and strength as using the Dynamic Effort Method and Max Effort Method.

Chain Training: Get Stronger and Faster

By John Gaglione

Many coaches utilize various forms of plyos, Olympic lifts, and box jumps in order to increase power, get stronger, and faster. I use many of these methods myself with my athletes, but many coaches do not have a lot of time to teach Olympic lifts(Snatch, Clean and Jerk, High Pull, etc) or may not feel comfortable teaching them. We can utilize the squat, bench, and deadlift in order to increase power and strength as using the Dynamic Effort Method and Max Effort Method. This is particularly effective with the combination of chains. Continue reading “Get Stronger and more Explosive with Chain Training”