Getting Ready to Get it Going

With my time freeing up as the football season ends I have the opportunity to start planning for the next off season run.  For four consecutive years working with the athletes at Snohomish High School there has been nothing but improvement in the numbers of participants and the timed and weight lifted results of those…

Summer Cycles

Spring ball complete for SHS football.  Great week of effort and learning for the Panthers in my opinion.  More refining in a bit with summer camp and Wenatchee camp.  Neither very far off. This makes the few weeks we have between now and those football camps as well as the only few weeks after before the…

Speed Camp Week

Rome wasn’t built in a day – With our Spring Break camp starting tomorrow, it’s important for you to understand that one week of a few drills will not be the game changer in your speed or agility.  We’ve laid a solid base with our strength training and now it’s time to start working on…

Firefighter Circuit

New group of probies coming to town.  Finally, it’s been quite a while since there’s been new blood in the EFD. Besides fresh faces it also gives me an opportunity to build a multi-week daily program to better prepare them for their first days in company. There are many ways to build this program, but…

From Here to There Fast

Just a few weeks away from beginning our Spring speed sessions.  It’s all about getting from here to there, faster. In the weight room I’ve heard so many ideas, theories, and guesses at what is the key to speed and agility.  Usually one piece or another is on the money, but rarely is there a…

Gotta Have A Plan

A snap shot of a single workout tells me nothing when evaluating the potential of a resistance, speed, or agility plan.  Progressive and periodized are elements that can only be seen over an extended period. We ran the holidays with a variable plan.  We started the year with a 4 week ‘stair case’ plan that…

Fitness Screening for the Firefighter 2015

Everett Fire, your about mid way through the optional fitness screening period.  With a bit over half the members participating to date, we will have a good total participation number. Remember this is the base of your current fire department wellness program and there is a strong push for the program to grow further. That’s…

Push Up Variations

So much that can be done even when trapped away from the gym and all the cool gym toys. We mess with several push up variations that have proven very challenging.  Some, many of you are getting good at.  The following video will show you there are many more options that you can yet progress…