Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to Shs Coaches and Athletes

I am thankful for all the blood sweat and tears you have all left out in the yard and in the weight room with me. Continued success Black Knights.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Girl's Open Gym @ 2:30. Boy's Open Gym @ 3:30 Today.

Girl's Open Gym @ 2:30. Boy's Open Gym @ 3:30 Today.
No Workouts until Monday after Today...with me. Go WORKOUT over break!

Hindu Push-Ups
Body Weight Squats
Split Jumps
Wall Sits
Hip Thrusters
Bulgarian SPlit Squats
Bike Crunches
Side Planks
Roll Outs (Use mom's Rolling Pin while she's cooking)
Burpee Broad Jumps
Put Big Uncle Hal on your back after Desert and SQUAT him!

A Brand New Way to Deadlift by by Joel Seedman, PhD

A Brand New Way to Deadlift

Deadlift more. Deadlift better. Pull with the strongest, safest, and most efficient biomechanics. Here's how.

ROCK THIS VOTE PEOPLE for Girl's Volleyball!

Vote For The Ruden Report Team Of The Week

We have six state championship teams for our final Ruden Report Team of the Week vote of the fall season.
Your finalists are: the Greenwich swimming, Staples field hockey, Darien field hockey, New Canaan field hockey, St. Joseph girls soccer and Stamford volleyball teams.
The winning team will get our T shirts, courtesy of our sponsors: BlueStreak Sports Training, Karl Chevrolet, Innovative Health and Rehabilitation, The CT Center for Advanced ENT Care, Hoyt Livery, Splash Car Wash, Rhone Apparel, Darien Orthodontics, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Academy, Colony Grill, Tutoring Club, Anthony Marciano All-State, All Sports Apparel, ONS, The Blind Rhino, New Balance New Canaan, ASF Sports & Outdoors and Tigers’ Den.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Lax & Girl's Soccer -- Inside Today (Thursday)

Matt & Lucas Hit PR's Flipping the 650 TIRE

Used to be only the Seniors flipped it...but now...

Track/Baseball/Wrestling/Lax Crew in the Yard

Way too nice out not to get one last day in the Yard...

The 5 Healthiest Types Of Rice by Matthew Kadey, MS, RD

Rice is an ancient staple for billions of the planet's modern denizens, but it has come under attack in recent decades. First came the low-carb craze, which considered eating rice an express ticket to Pudgeville. Now the upswing in Paleo eating has spurred a new generation of rice bashers into full gallop.

1. Brown Rice  2. Wild Rice  3. Sprouted Rice  4. Wehani Rice  5. Black Rice

Black Knight Volleyball Keeps on Rollin!

Black Knight Volleyball Keeps on Rollin! Article and pix from The Stamford Advocate
TRUMBULL — After Stamford High’s 3-0 victory over Amity in the Class LL state volleyball semifinals, coach Mike Smeriglio was asked to describe his feelings.
“This,” he said after the 25-16, 25-20, 25-22 win Wednesday at Trumbull High, “is Iowa.”
Smeriglio was paraphrasing the famous line in the movie “Field of Dreams.” But if the third-seed Black Knights really want to feel as if they are in heaven, they will have to beat No. 4 Ridgefield, which defeated top-seed Greenwich 3-2 Wednesday, in Saturday’s state championship at 4 p.m. in East Haven.... 

Stamford Advocate

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wow. Squated with 225 on the back "ATG" for the first time in a year.

Finally able to demo ATG Squat. Easy 225's this morning to test the neck out. Like a BEAST. Let's GO! Tired of just talking about it, able to BE about it again. Appreciate good health people and make hay when the sun is shining.

-Coach Cap

Baseball/Wrestling/Open --- TRACK back in Action Let's GO!

Baseball/ Wrestling and Open 2:30
Track 3:30

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Athletic Stance: Proper Form and Posture When Lifting by

Athletic Stance: Proper Form and Posture When Lifting

The Athletic Stance

Every sport uses a slightly varied version of this “athletic stance” for instance basketball has what they call the triple threat. They have to keep their back arched, and knees bent, in order to keep their options open to shoot, pass, or attack the basket.
In weightlifting we do it to maximize our lift, help us maintain proper form, and prevent injury.

1. Always Keep Your Head Straight

– Keeping your head straight helps you keep your body aligned, symmetrical and structurally strong. It prevents the rounding your back, avoids neck strains, and other strains or injuries caused by looking around and not paying attention to what you are doing.
In gymnastics they teach you to look the direction that you want to go. So if you are doing a backflip, you look behind you. If you are doing a 360 you look to the left (assuming that’s the direction you will begin rotation).
In weightlifting you want to keep your back neutrally arched at all times and looking up or straight eye level helps you achieve this. NEVER look to the side when lifting because chances are during a lift you are not moving laterally. Yes on deadlift believe it or not you want to keep your back at a neutral arch, and just because the pro’s do it with a rounded back doesn’t mean you should.

2. Pinch Your Shoulder Blades, Chest Up...

Lax & Baseball & Wrestling -- The Crew!

So a Regular Crew has bit on the new Strength Culture at SHS and most are underclassmen and are beginning to move big numbers and heavy things the older classmen who aren't coming for training can't. 99% of life is showing up and these young athletes are and then crushing the 1% too!
Where are you?