Training: Increase your running speed in one day
For all their variety, an overwhelming majority of WODs have one constant – running. That’s a lot of running in a community that says it hates running! Ok, ‘hates’ maybe too strong of a word here, but I’m sure you’ve heard your friends and others say that at least once before. The result of this… Read more
Theory & Practice: Strength Training in Swimming
Strength training in swimming is a lot like strength training in any other sport. It is centered on supporting technique. The typical thinking is that the stronger the better. The bigger the muscles the more physical strength you have. That is not correct. Our muscles are a part of a larger mechanism. They do not and… Read more
Learn To Swim Better & Faster Using the Pose Method
Since the Pose Method® of Swimming is new to most of our readers, I’ll start from the very beginning and assume that you’re starting from ground zero. The Pose Method® approach can be effectively used with complete newbies and swimmers looking to improve their technique. At the beginning you should not think about speed or… Read more
Theory and Practice: Athlete’s Muscles
I hear discussions of muscles and fibers and I wonder if people participating in the discussion are talking about doing something or is it a theoretical discussion of anatomy. If you’re studying anatomy or have scientific interest in the topic of muscles, tissues and fibers then it makes sense, but if you’re an athlete of… Read more
Champions Club Chronicles vol. 5: Track Wrap-up
You are not a good coach unless your athletes move well.
Champions Club Chronicles Vol. 4: Outside of My Precious Bubble
It is Monday. After a recommendation from a few people, I now coach track at Warren Mott High School and today is the first day of practice. While driving to school I have images of Bishop Foley practices from three years back going through my head; the short Pose introduction, warmup routine, partner falling drills,… Read more
Champions Club Chronicles Vol. 3: Teen Athletes Spotlight
“Teaching develops perception, and perception allows you to be your own coach”. Coach Sinagoga shares his approach to training teen athletes by using a mix of Pose Method, CrossFit and plain old fun.
Champions Club Chronicles Vol. 1: From Pose to the Podium
If you are willing to dedicate time to getting the running technique down, the good things, like winning an MHSAA Division III 400-meter State Championship, tend to be the result. Coach Chris Sinagoga takes us behind the scenes of his Champions Club training.
Strength training in running
While the question ‘do we need strength training in running?’ is not a question anymore, the question, ‘what kind of strength do we need there?’ is still unclear. That is why I would like to discuss this topic in a short description of the logic of strength exercise use in running. It is no secret… Read more
Running Zigzag – technical skill
Here’s a way of running that is on another level. Running in a zigzag pattern is sprinting with an abrupt change of direction. This approach is used most prominently in team sports like American football, soccer, basketball, etc. when the athletes need to maneuver to avoid other players. This year it was part of a… Read more