Two Speed Exercises You Can Do At Home

Yo! What’s good OTA Nation? Today I’ve got two exercises you can do at home that will greatly increase your speed. Now these aren’t your typical jumping or sprinting exercises, but I can honestly say they’re just as effective. The first is going to be a Bulgarian Split Squat, but instead of performing reps you’ll be doing an isometric hold at the bottom of the movement. What’s happening during this hold is that you’re recruiting almost all of the muscle motor units that you would be using … [Read more...]

The Difference Between Speed vs Explosiveness

What’s going on guys, Yesterday I got a question from one of the parents of an athlete that I train here at Strength Camp. He asked, “Hey Chris, can you explain to me the difference between being explosive and being fast (speed)?” Update: I have a free Advanced Speed Series. Learn how to start increasing your speed As I started explaining the difference I noticed a few people crowd around us, realizing that this question is probably a big one for a lot of people. So in the video I … [Read more...]

Speed Training… 6 New Drills for Explosive Speed

Speed Training for athletes can sometimes be controversial as to the way you train speed.  Some gurus say it's all hip extension and hip flexion.  Some say you need to mimic game play and it's all about an explosive first step. I personally as a coach believe the best speed workouts are the ones that really translate to the particular sport or actual competition the athlete is participating in.  There are many drills and different ways to train speed from form and technique, power drills, to … [Read more...]

3 Training Mistakes That Hold Back Athletes & How to Correct Them

1. As an athlete we train movements not muscles -          Biceps are cool and yea, girls like them but they aren’t helping you in competition.  So it’s essential to know it’s what are muscles are doing for us in the cage not what they look like.  Our body is designed to work in chains, let’s take for instance when we are sprinting or jumping (hip extension/flexion), we are predominantly using our posterior chain (hamstrings, glutes, and lower back).   Our hamstring doesn’t contract then glute … [Read more...]