Category Archives: Strength and Conditioning

Kinestheic Vocabulary

  A few weeks back I created a video for the Valhalla Youtube channel that described my coaching approach of building up a movement skill vocabulary. Only in this way will beginners understand the movements that you are asking them … Continue reading

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Warming Up Properly (Part II)

  The last article examined the major mistakes made by athletes and coaches when designing warm-ups. This article defines the characteristics of a proper warm-up routine. Well-designed warm-up routines are (1) effective, (2) specific, and (3) useful. Effective An effective … Continue reading

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Warming Up Properly

  It seems that many grappling coaches and athletes simply miss the point when it comes to class warm-ups. Warm-ups are physical and mental preparation for the upcoming training session. By raising body temperature, blood flow, and breathing rate they … Continue reading

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