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|13 min 51 sec ago||Okay. I'm posting Harbaugh getting hired.||
Don't try to pin me down to an exact time. I'm not real detail oriented.
|28 min 29 sec ago||Does this mean||
Does this mean we won't be seeing Kate Upton in the position?
|1 hour 8 min ago||Leaving||
|1 hour 11 min ago||Yo! I'm drinkin' orange juice!||
Yo! I'm drinkin' orange juice! You got a problem with dat'?
I can't be fightin' today! We got rid of Der Schlockmeister! We're Michigan again! Today's a day to celbrate! Hooray! Bartender, the drinks are on me!
We're all so happy today, I bet no one will even criticize me for ending every sentence with an exclamation point!!!
|1 hour 28 min ago||We don't like them because||
We don't like them because the music they play in the gym sucks.
|1 hour 32 min ago||For a good discussion, let's be clear||
I didn't associate ACSM or NASM with "sport/strength science". Olympic training is the very top in sports science. I said that ACSM and NASM are the best personal trainer certifications. The difference is like, what's the best grade school vs. what's the best college.
If I had to choose between powerlifting and body building methods, I'd go with powerlifting. The good news is, I don't have to choose one or the other. I incorporate elements of martial arts, functional training, stretching, yoga, core training, myofascial release, and of course, compound movement and whole body exercise, which I usally do with elastic bands or cables.
Whole body movement is actually the best training for most people to stay fit and active, if they take time to learn how to do it safely with a high level of intensity.
I also include as much of this as possible when training clients.
That, my friend, gets you a real, legit workout. And will keep you in the game a long time.
|1 hour 37 min ago||In Hoke's timeline||
In Hoke's timeline: I see dark and stormy seas, rays of sunshine, a mysterious stranger from the past.
I sure as heck don't see him being our coach. I supported Coach Hoke well into this debacle. He's been a huge disappointment.
Bottom line: Sooner he's gone the better.
|1 hour 53 min ago||Hooray!||
Just fricken hooray!
|1 hour 57 min ago||You like working out 543Church||
You like working out 543Church. That's cool. Even without an evaluation, I suggest learning how to do Compound movements, that is, whole body training with cables and bands. Learn how to do this safely with high intensity, and you'll get the best results for sports and physical activity.
And dude, get creative! Surprise her with a bottle of massage oil. Start with the Trapezius, and wind up wherever you like. You'll both figure it out from there.
|2 hours 12 min ago||As you noted||
As you noted, stretching done prior to training or performance can decrease power production, due to physiologial processes at the muscle fiber level.
Stretching, yoga, Trigger Point release, martial arts, done as a complement to strength training improves performance, aids deep tissue recovery, increases ciculation, relieves psychological stress. You might be interested to see Chuck Norris or any other martial artist doing their flexibility work. Same with Floyd Mayweather.
Would you actually try to tell these people they're wasting their time stretching?
Are you trying to describe basic power lifting? Are you including explosive, full-range-of-motion sports and athletic activity?
This diary is mostly about training our football players to be better athletes. It sounds like you and I are talking about different sports.
Anyway, thanks for the info.
|3 hours 7 min ago||"Starting Strength"||
"Starting Strength" is a good book for weight training. However, weight training is only one element of athletic training. Multi-planar activity, functional traing, flexibility are also essential elements. The beginning of this diary has more detail.
Martial arts has been developing explosive power for centuries. If you'd like to see a demonstration that combines these elements, check this out.
What do you think some training like this would do for our football players?
|3 hours 30 min ago||Here's good news||
Power lifting definitey causes your muscles and connective tissue to tighten up. Simply develop a compensating program for flexibility, which ideally includes stretching, yoga, Trigger Point (Myofascial) Release, etc. Train with elastic bands and cables more. There you go; you've got the best of both worlds!
You might also use this as a good reason to have someone you like give you a massage, then return the favor. But then that gets into an entirely different type of physical activity.
|3 hours 40 min ago||Greetings||
The first question is easy. The American College of Sports Medicine is a great choice. The National Academy of Sports Medicine is another great choice.
The second question is more involved. Resistance training is sometimes divided into four protocols: Strength (How much you can lift); Hypertrophy (Adding muscle mass); Endurance (Duration of maintaining a physical activity); Power (Generating force with speed). While there's overlap from one to the other, each particulr goal varies widely along the parameters of Intensity (% of ORM); Repetitions; Sets; Speed of movement: and Rest period between sets. Your ACSM or NASM material can give you the latest recognized parameters.
I've found the type of resistance training you do, and the results you obtain, varies tremendously based on the resistance method you use: Machines; Free Weights; Elastic Bands: Cables; Body weight; and so forth.
There are some key factors which you haven't mentioned. Whether determining you own training, or working with clients, it is absolutely critical to include Aerobic fitness; Strength training; Core exercise; Balance training; Flexibility and Stretching; Nutrition; Compound, Whole body movements. The most neglected Element, and the one that will make you more athletic, aid recovery, and keep you in the game for a long time, is Flexibility.
If you want to concentrate on power lifting or body building, okay, that's your sport. If you want to train clients for active, dynamic living, and athletic activity, you are responsible to learn about and teach them all of the factors that go into a complete, integrated training program.
The problem with our current footbll S&C program is that they are training the wrong protocols and getting inappropriate results. They're traing the players to get bigger and stronger, and not doing enough dynamic, athletic elements such as multi-planar movement, agility, flexibility and explosive power. Someone set the wrong goals.
Making choices and setting goals is important, because it puts in motion a powerful, dynamic process. In the bigger picture, what are your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual goals, and your connection with the natural world? Make sure your goals are really what you want to achieve.
I'm not sure if this is the answer you were looking for. It's the best answer I can give.
|11 hours 25 min ago||The three Mikes||
Mike Gittleson, the Michigan football S&C coach, was a leading innovator in his day. Concepts such as flexibility and functional training were not as well understood, or highly valued, as they are today.
Mike Gittleson, a martial arts and Jeet Kune Do instructor in Colorado, has more personal experience with training for flexibility and how to generate power (force with speed) than 95% of football coaches.
Mike Favre, Director of Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning right here at the University of Michigan, has the significant advantage of being able to learn from his predecessors. He has access to more advanced methods of athletic training, including flexibility, generating power, and functional training, than Coach Mike Gittleson could have imagined.
I would suspect, based on his background, training, certifications, and his combination of classic and advanced knowledge, that Favre knows more about athletic training than both of the others put together.
Thanks for the interesting question.
|11 hours 29 min ago||I've learned very interesting things||
I've learned very interesting things from the comments which people made regarding my two diaries on this subject. I believe most of us share a concern for the well-being of our young athletes, along with our expectation that Michigan football stands for a history of excellence. We don't want that to turn into ancient history.
Sports science is a relatively new approach to athletic performance. It's filled with controversy. The great majority of comments are informative, thoughtful, or entertaining. I'm grateful for the participation and knowledge which I've received from my fellow Wolverines.
In the bigger picture, this is not about me. We need to stand up for the football players who work so hard, and deserve every opportunity for good health and success.
|11 hours 43 min ago||Mike Favre||
Among his many certifications, Mike Favre is: "Functional Movement Systems Certified".
At the Functional Movement Systems website it states:
"The philosophy behind the FMS is rooted in the concept that, in order to maximize performance, the whole body must be functioning properly. When the body is considered as a chain of individual elements, it’s reasonable that a weak link weakens the entire chain. Ignoring a weak link increases the potential for disaster, and strengthening the wrong links will not improve the integrity of the chain. The FMS provides the means to identify and resolve any weak links that may be jeopardizing the body and its healthy motion."
Favre is a world-class expert in the advanced type of S&C training I'm talking about. It's well known that Olympic training utilizes the most sophisticated, cutting-edge methods; often better than top professional coaches in caring for the well being of athletes, and enabling the epitomy of human athletic performance.
Thanks for the heads up, MStrength.
|11 hours 49 min ago||I certainly agree||
I certainly agree. I can only work with what I observe and have learned over the years. Information from inside the S&C program would be "a valuable contribution". Also, information from other U of M sports programs could provide a useful frame of reference.
Anyone with relavant knowledge of what's taking place withn our football S&C program want to speak up? Here's your chance.
|12 hours 14 sec ago||Yes, under the cicumstances||
Yes, under the circustances, it's difficult to "defend this position" in a manner that would absolutely prove the deficiencies of our football S&C program.
However, based on the athletic performance of the football team that we've all seen with our own eyes, it is much harder for our S&C coaches to defend their position, that the athletic training which our football players receive is attaining good results, or is up to the standards which our hard-working athletes deserve.
|12 hours 19 min ago||Holy smokes. We're screwed.||
Here's the link to the official MGoBlue bio for Aaron Wellman:
Here's the link to the official MGoBlue bio for Mike Favre:
Holy smokes. We're screwed.
Meanwhile, those namby-pamby, nothing but the finest, only-go-to-work-once-every-four-years Olympic athletes, who everyone knows stole their symbolic rings from Audi, are living it up in "Athletic Training Paradise".
|12 hours 42 min ago||The theory is called||
The theory is called: "Ugg. Get them big and strong so they can club dinosaurs. Well, at least they'll be able to keep up with slow, lumbering dinosaurs."
Not to mention any names, but which one of our football coaches, who coincidentally looks like Fred Flinstone, would talk like this? Well?
This is sort of like funny; except it's pathetic.
|14 hours 31 min ago||Bingo!||
Perhaps our S&C coaches could "take a few notes" from Sanderson, Favre, Turley, Starrett, Chek, Cook, Aguilar...this could be a damn long list...Jack LaLanne, Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee, Kareem Abdul Jabbbar...or for that matter...Frank Sinatra, John Lennon and Marilyn Monroe probably know more than they do.
It would also be beneficial for me to learn some advanced methods of physcal fitness; especially from Kate Upton.
|16 hours 31 min ago||Your diary "Comparing injuries across the Big Ten"||
Your diary "Comparing injuries across the Big Ten" provided definite evidence of the relatively high incidence of injuries among U of M football players. You confirmed what many people were personally observing, but we did not have a quantitative frame of reference. That sort of work comes from clear thinking and care about the well being of our football players.
m1jjb00, you deserve the thanks of everyone who supports Michigan football. I had been observing this problem developing, and seen numerous indications of deficiencies in our S&C program. Your analysis of the situation is what actually moved me to take action and speak up.
Thank you once again for your valuable contribution. You are a leader, a true Wolverine.
|1 day 25 min ago||Good observation||
What you've noticed relates to the most advanced research in the mind-body connection. Cutting-edge research in this field is ongoing. Some interesting studies are being conducted at the University of Michigan. In the behavioral sciences, The U of M and Penn University have leading departments in "Positive Psychology". Duke University, the University of Arizona, and Scripps, among others, are leading the way in the growing field of "Integrative Medicine". Practioners of martial arts and yoga are often knowledeable in this area.
From my experience in training clients, there's a definite correlation between mental stress and physical tension. That's where I find the work of Dr. Janet Travell regarding Myofascial Release (she was President John Kennedy's personal physician) most useful. Trigger Point Therapy is great for both stress reduction, and to increase flexibilty and range of motion.
|1 day 43 min ago||The good news is||
The good news is: This team does have an S&C program. The bad news is: They're not tops in the field.
Once again, I welcome information regarding training methods from other sports S&C programs at the U of M, relevant information from other athletic training institutions, and especially, knowledgeable sources from within our football S&C program.
Transparency can only benefit the well being of our athletes. This could get interesting.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Good question||
I'm an alum living in California, and don't have cameras planted inside the training facility. But based on the statistical record, what I've observed, heard from inside the program, and learned through 24 years of intensive study and practice with clients, the fact that there are major deficiencies in our S&C program is glaringly obvious.
The reason I'm putting the time into this post is that I care about the well being of our football players, who deserve the very best in training and conditioning. I would definitely invite any observations from inside the football S&C program, whether they agree with my own observations or not. I welcome transparency and open dialogue. It could greatly benefit the well being of our players, and the performance of the team on the field.
|1 day 5 hours ago||You break our uniforms||
You break our uniforms, I breaka' you face.
|1 day 5 hours ago||These emails represent DB's attitude||
These emails represent DB's attitude so precisely that, in effect, they are true, despite whether they're actual fact or not. Brian's approach was responsible investigative journalism, and he characterized these emails in a fair manner.
On the other hand, we must gaurd against the potential of internet "media" to misrepresent people; to perform character assassination by inference or downright chicanery. That's why responsible media outlets have editors. Anyway, those emails were out there, they fit Der Schlockmeister to a tee, and Brian investigated their veracity.
Dave Brandon is trying to use the hallowed traditions of the University of Michigan, which we have been building for nearly two hundred years, as a stepping stone to kickstart his political ambitions. Get this straight DB: WE ARE NOT A RUNG ON YOUR CAREER LADDER.
Der Schlockmeister has failed on so many levels, the sooner he's gone, the sooner we can open the windows at the Athletic Department and clean out the putrid stench from his toxic ambitions. We will be Michigan again.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Response I received from Mark Schissel||
Just wanted to drop you a personal note, since we've shared something in common. You see, I know it was you who spent several nights upstairs in the President's house where I now live. You stayed with one of the female students who worked on the house staff back when Robben Fleming was president. No problems. You didn't leave the place messy or anything.
Since we're sort of roommates, I wanted to let you know, everything's cool. Dave Brandon, or as I now call him, Der Schlockmeister, is like, so gone. He doesn't know it yet, but I'm sending him to Bolivia. Hahahahaha! I thought you and the rest of the knuckleheads at MGoBlog would get a kick out of that. Hahahahaha!
As you know bro, I like to laugh. Dont worry, be happy! That's what I always say. Hahahahaha!
Hey, stop by and hang out when you can. For old times sake.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Harbaugh||
|1 day 18 hours ago||Kinda' sad||
Kinda' sad in a way.